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Go on a Luxury Shopping Date With Blogger Ian Michael Crumm

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Image credit: Ian Michael Crumm/Sara McKillop

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He's no stranger to Philly's boutiques, but it's not like shopping splurges are part of Ian Michael Crumm's everyday routine. In honor of Whale Week, we asked the blogger to pretend he's won the lottery and was heading out to drop cash all over town. From morning to night, Jeweler's Row to Rittenhouse Square, here's how Crumm would spend a day of decadence in Philadelphia.


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Parc Brasserie

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I'll take the white egg omelet, fresh berries, and a cappuccino please! (Image credit: G. Widman for GPTMC)

Commonwealth Proper

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I'll have to get fitted for a topcoat at Commonwealth Proper. While I'm there, I'll also pick up a handful of pocket squares and get fitted for five custom dress shirts. Can never have enough!

Barneys New York CO-OP Philadelphia

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Next up: Barney's Co-op. The Stacked Sole Wingtip Bluchers (I'll take both colors!) and the Perforated Zip Pocket Backpack both have my name on them.

Joan Shepp

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I need another pair of those Emilio Cavallini leggings or "meggings" that everyone seems to either love or absolutely hate. I choose to love them.

Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon

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I'll take the Signature Package and a mani and a pedi and maybe some highlights...

Steven Singer Jewelers

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I'll stop into Steven Singer for a diamond ring and diamond cufflinks—need a little bling for my fashion party tonight! The cufflinks match my new Commonwealth Proper dress shirts!

R2L Restaurant

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Next, I'll head to R2L for dinner with a view. I'll take a friend and find out what's going on in their life.

Hotel Monaco

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After dinner, I'll book a suite at the Hotel Monaco to change into my new clothes and unwind for a few hours.

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

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Upstairs at the Hotel Monaco, I rented the lounge for a fashion party. My closest friends are coming over to chat trends and show me what they are wearing from the SS13 collections.

Parc Brasserie

I'll take the white egg omelet, fresh berries, and a cappuccino please! (Image credit: G. Widman for GPTMC)

Commonwealth Proper

I'll have to get fitted for a topcoat at Commonwealth Proper. While I'm there, I'll also pick up a handful of pocket squares and get fitted for five custom dress shirts. Can never have enough!

Barneys New York CO-OP Philadelphia

Next up: Barney's Co-op. The Stacked Sole Wingtip Bluchers (I'll take both colors!) and the Perforated Zip Pocket Backpack both have my name on them.

Joan Shepp

I need another pair of those Emilio Cavallini leggings or "meggings" that everyone seems to either love or absolutely hate. I choose to love them.

Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon

I'll take the Signature Package and a mani and a pedi and maybe some highlights...

Steven Singer Jewelers

I'll stop into Steven Singer for a diamond ring and diamond cufflinks—need a little bling for my fashion party tonight! The cufflinks match my new Commonwealth Proper dress shirts!

R2L Restaurant

Next, I'll head to R2L for dinner with a view. I'll take a friend and find out what's going on in their life.

Hotel Monaco

After dinner, I'll book a suite at the Hotel Monaco to change into my new clothes and unwind for a few hours.

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Upstairs at the Hotel Monaco, I rented the lounge for a fashion party. My closest friends are coming over to chat trends and show me what they are wearing from the SS13 collections.