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Go on a Luxury Shopping Date With Blogger Ian Michael Crumm

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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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1. Parc Brasserie

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227 S 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262
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I'll take the white egg omelet, fresh berries, and a cappuccino please! (Image credit: G. Widman for GPTMC)

2. Commonwealth Proper

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1732 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 435-0809
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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!

3. Barneys New York CO-OP Philadelphia

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1811 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5333
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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.

4. Joan Shepp

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1616 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-2666
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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.

5. Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon

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Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-8035
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I'll take the Signature Package and a mani and a pedi and maybe some highlights...

6. Steven Singer Jewelers

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739 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-3242
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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!

7. R2L Restaurant

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50 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 564-5337
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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.

8. Hotel Monaco

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433 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2111
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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.

9. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

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433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 386-9403
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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.

1. Parc Brasserie

227 S 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
I'll take the white egg omelet, fresh berries, and a cappuccino please! (Image credit: G. Widman for GPTMC)
227 S 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Commonwealth Proper

1732 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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!
1732 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Barneys New York CO-OP Philadelphia

1811 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
1811 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Joan Shepp

1616 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
1616 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon

Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
I'll take the Signature Package and a mani and a pedi and maybe some highlights...
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

6. Steven Singer Jewelers

739 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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!
739 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

7. R2L Restaurant

50 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
50 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8. Hotel Monaco

433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
After dinner, I'll book a suite at the Hotel Monaco to change into my new clothes and unwind for a few hours.
433 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

9. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106