Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Himalayan Trading Post Candles

Its that time of year again, when the weather gets cooler and there is nothing better than coming home and lighting a scented candle.  We love Himalayan Trading Post candles ( my favorite is the cinnamon apple scent - I just can't get enough!).  Ever wonder how the company got its name?  Check out some cool information below and look at how each piece is handcrafted.

The company was born  in 2004 by owner, Julia Leaphart.   Growing up in a small hill town in the Himalayas, it started as way to maintain a connection to a childhood spent in a very small but lovely corner of the world.  Her idea was to specialize in creative and decorative candles that would add a sense of warmth and character and provide a natural focal point to a room

Making the wooden lids for terracotta pots in Jaipur

Stacks of terracotta pots!

Gold leaf technique for candle pots

The making of terracotta vases

Spice tins are given their rustic look by using a razor to scrape off some of the paint

The finished product!  all images via

Check out these hand painted terracotta pots and many more wooden pot candles in the stores.  We have delicious flavors (Bourbon Vanilla, anyone?) and are getting another shipment later this week!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Dresses for Every Girl

No matter what look you are going for this holiday season, Arcadia has got your covered! Flirty, sexy, simple, or sophisticated... we have it all! 

Silk Print, Comfy Fit
H Fredrikkson Dolman Dress $298
H Fredrikkson Drip Dress $312
Margarita Saplala Tissue Dress $256

Feral Childe VTW Dress $272

Heather Halter Maxi Dress $198
BB Dakota Faylin Dress $78
Frock by Tracy Reese Alexa Dress $228

Long & Sophisticated 
Stewart & Brown Gres Dress $188
Margarita Saplala Column Dress $348

Fun & Flirty
Kelly Lane Asteroid Dress $208
Kelly Lane Orbit Dress $212
Kelly Lane Galaxy Dress $162
Mary Meyer Dress with Hood $144

 Stop in and we will help you find the perfect holiday outfit! Purchase online TODAY at and use coupon code CYBER for 25% off !


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mallory's Picks: BLACK ON BLACK Sale!

BB Dakota. Velvet Caleb Blazer. Originally: $94. Black Friday Price: $65.60.
BB Dakota. Faylinn Dress. Originally: $78. Black Friday Price: $54.60.

Heather. Halter Maxi Dress. Originally: $198. Black Friday Price: $138.60.

Izzy Slouch Bag. Originally: $408. Black Friday Price: 308.45.

Curator. Moto Jacket. Orginally: $174. Black Friday Price: $121.80.

Rodebjer. Voula Blazer. Originally: $248. Black Friday Price: $173.60.
Dolce Vita. Paloma Booties. Originally: $108. Black Friday Price: $75.60.

We'll be open 11-7 in both locations on Black Friday! Stop by and visit me in Northern Liberties!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just Arrived: CHEHOMA Home Goods!

Chehoma. Oil & Vinegar Dispensers. $72 each.

Chehoma. Free Dial Compass. $48.

Chehoma. Rabbit & Deer Liquor Glass. $44 each.

Chehoma. Salt & Pepper Set. $22.

Chehoma. Oval Box with Lid. $72.

Chehoma. Porcelain Candle Snuffer. $14. Squirrel Candle Snuffer. $16.

Chehoma. Diamond Tip Pitcher. $124.
Arcadia is pleased to present Chehoma Atelier d'Ambiances to our collection of home goods. Chehoma cultivates the art of antique reproductions. Based in Belgium, Chehoma (pronounced "Shahoma") makes useful and beautiful products that have a French vintage aesthetic. They are fascinated with items found in old homes and in European flea markets. Their designers are constantly searching for inspiration from the past. They often put a wonderful modern twist on the items they find, making their product quite unique. 

These are just a few of the items we've received from Chehoma, visit us in store to browse the complete collection! 


Holiday Shopping Guide: Part One

Looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Visit us on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday- we'll be offering 15% off store wide!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hidden Gems: Designer Vintage!!

Spotlight on Vintage...

We have some beautiful designer pieces in our Rittenhouse shop. 

Olive green metallic leather FENDI purse $685

I love this Dooney & Burke purse- gorgeous color.  $180

Armani purse- in the softest leather everrrrr. $138

Yigal Azrouel silk wrap- embroidery on the cuffs, tonal tie dye, wear it 2 ways... I couldn't take it off.  $178

Manolo Blahnik kitten heels size 40.  $79

Manolo Blahnik peep toe heels size 36 1/2.  $275

Prada kitten heels size 40.  $98
 Come see what else you can find!


Holiday Looks!

Popomomo Bakersfield Skirt. $142. Snug Bra Friendly Cami. $34. Kelly Lane Cosmic Crop. $138.
Accessories by Erica Wiener, Concrete Polish and Canoe Crafts.
Rodebjer Capella Pants. $228. BB Dakota Velvet Blazer ($94.) and Tank ($64.) Collina Strada Mini Convertible Backpack. $174.
Accessories by Scarlet Garnet.
Big Thanksgiving plans this coming weekend? Let Arcadia help you pick out the perfect outfit!
We've got everything to make sure you look memorable this holiday!
Not shopping for yourself? We're great at helping pick out gifts as well!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter White

Gorgeous crisp whites getting me in the spirit of the season...

on the runway...

how crazy awesome is this Fendi number?!  and the Giambattista Valli? - ladylike perfection.

and window displays...
Bergdorf Goodman 2008

We have plenty of winter whites for you here at Arcadia!  My current favs? - this Rodebjer sweater in the perfect shade of cream...

and this MinkPink poncho! ...

Visit us in the store to see what else we have!