Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
RackedWire is our look at shopping events and other happenings around town. Got an item for us? Operators are standing by at email@example.com.
Image credit: Design Milk
CENTER CITY—West Elm's Chestnut Street location will host an Etsy Pop-Up Shop on Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. Curated by Jaime Derringer of Design-Milk, the pop-up will feature Philadelphia-based Etsy artisans who'll be peddling everything from pillows and photography to jewelry and letterpress. Guests can also expect a DJ, Smilebooth, donuts from South Philly's Federal Donuts, and coffee by La Colombe. [Racked Inbox]
CENTER CITY—URBN, Inc.'s garden center/home store, Terrain, is partnering with The Market & Shops at Comcast Center for a D.I.Y. terranium workshop. On Saturday, bring the kids to the Comcast Center's lower level for a "Mommy and Me" workshop at 11am, or enroll in the 1pm open workshop. Reservations are required, and entrance costs $40 per person or parent/child pair. Cost includes instruction, glass vessel, potting materials, and two plants. [Racked Inbox]
EAST PASSYUNK—On Saturday, boutiques and shops along East Passyunk Avenue will participate in the shopping corridor's Second Saturday event, which promises winter clearance sales, healthy and beauty deals, and more. Our tip: Stop into Lucky 13 for a vintage apparel pop-up shop from Sweet Jane Vintage. [RackedWire]
MANAYUNK—Make a purchase at Main Street gift boutique The Little Apple this Friday through Sunday, when 20% of all sales will support local spa owner Meredith Hankins in her campaign to become The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Woman of the Year." [Racked Inbox]