Friday, November 30, 2012


Hi there faithful blog readers--

I'm the new addition to the Arcadia family and wanted to swing by here and introduce myself! I'm Bonnie, a  lover of all things leather, studded, and comfy. I'll be at Northern Liberties and Rittenhouse on Fridays and Sundays, so swing by and say hi! And make your way over to NoLibs this Sunday to work off all that Thanksgiving overeating guilt with the Holiday Shopping Spree!

Nolibs Holiday Shopping Spree

How Does It Work?
Participating retail shops will be giving 10% off during the shopping spree. Get a sticker on your spree card each time you make a purchase at a participating location.

1 sticker = 15% off, 2 stickers- 20% off, 3 Stickers= 25% off thereafter
The more you shop, the more you save!

Saturday, December 1st 11-8
& Sunday, December 2nd 11-6

City Planter, located at 814 N. 4th street, is a perfect place to start off your shopping spree journey! Grab some brunch at Cafe Lamaude or Honey's Sit and Eat to map our your game plan. The terrarium in holiday colors is a perfect hostess present!
Next stop, just a block away, is Concrete Polish at 716 N. 3rd. Angela Monaco's jewelry is beautiful. We are lucky to have such talent  in our neighborhood.  Her pieces are a perfect present for that special someone :) You can also find Fleatherfox by Lydia Smith, and my other local designers at Angela's shop.  Don't forget 3rd street is a great place for a Mimosa or Bloody Mary! North 3rd and the Abbaye are Concrete Polish's neighbors. 
Ho, Ho, Ho, off to Art Star we go, 623 N. 2nd St!  Art Star is currently working with 50+ artists and stock everything from one-of-a-kind pieces to housewares, prints, jewelry, clothing & more. They will have you covered for a unique present for everyone on your list! 

A total of 12 stores in Northern Liberties is participating! Don't forget to grab a shopping spree card and start collecting those discount stamps. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!! xoxo Betsy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

SAGE + fasten scents at Arcadia Boutique!

We're head over heels with the new scents from SAGE + fasten! Clean, fresh, and energizing - they are made without any parabens, sulphates, synthetic dyes and are cruelty-free. Featuring scents such as "aware", "common sense", "character", and "honest", New York-based SAGE + fasten offers beautiful but uncomplicated products that are empowering, never overpowering.

Featuring solid perfumes, rollerball scents, and eau de perfum in four delicate scents - in stores only at Arcadia Boutique!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Great Gifts: Charms City Jewelry

 Looking for the perfect gift for the women in your life? Look no further than Charms City Jewelry! Based out of Baltimore, this small company makes jewelry for the "romantic, unconventional city dweller who craves the outdoors and has a quirky sense of humor".

This whimsical, fun, and affordable line has been a long time favorite for all of us here at Arcadia!

There's something for everyone!



Take 30% off everything online for Cyber Monday!

Are you having a Case of the Mondays? Don't worry - since we're taking 30% off of everything online with the code STAPLER at!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Still Love You NYC at Arcadia!

I STILL LOVE YOU NYC : Spring Summer 2013 from Leveler Media on Vimeo.

We're excited to be featuring our newest designer, I Still Love You NYC! We'll be carrying some of our favorite earrings, necklaces, and lariats from the SS13 line, exclusively in-stores at Arcadia Boutique in colors and metals to brighten up the holidays!

Friday, November 23, 2012


Get ready for our Black-on-Black sale at Arcadia Boutique! We're taking 30% off of all-black clothes in-stores at Arcadia Boutique Rittenhouse and NoLibs and 20% off of everything else!

Trying to stay away from the crowds? Use the code TURKEY for 20% off of everything online at!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black on Black Sale at Arcadia Boutique!

Get ready for our black on black sale for Black Friday! We're taking 30% off of all-black items and 20% off of everything else on Black Friday. We're also extending our 20% off storewide through Small Business Saturday until Sunday!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hostess with the Mostest

 You don't have to be Martha Stewart to throw together a kick-ass Thanksgiving table! With a little creativity, it'll be easy to wow your guests!

Create festive paper lanterns out of construction paper in your favorite Fall colors!
Add some color to your table with bright green granny smith apples and Lima beans!
Draw your place settings onto brown craft paper--and an added bonus: easy clean up!
Candles make the perfect center piece--and this Himalayan Candle is no exception!
 Check out all of our Himalayan Candles in store, perfect for this Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Current Obsession: Baggu Bags

The Wedge Pouch
Lately, I've been super obsessed with Baggu bags. They come in all different sizes and colors, making them perfect for any and every occasion. Buy one for yourself and another for a friend, they make awesome gifts!

Baggu's leather products are made entirely in the U.S. of A, and eco-friendly! Shop Baggu in store or online!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lazy Days

There are some days (Sundays, especially) where all you want to do is be comfortable--but you're forced to leave home. Sweats are no longer an option, you want to look pulled together with minimal effort--here at Arcadia, we have some great options to just throw on and go!

The Contrast Sleeve Funnel Coat from Kai-aakmann
The Keanu Open Cardigan from BB Dakota

The Long Cloak Hoodie from Prairie Underground
The Miley Layered Sweatshirt from Nicholas K
Shop these stylish and comfy looks in store and at!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Artist - Larry Francis
It's a beautiful sunny fall day here in Philadelphia! Check out local artist, Larry Francis sitting in front of our Rittenhouse Arcadia location painting the city scape.

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Favorite Pendleton Scarf

When we think of Pendleton, we think of exceptional textiles, old world heirloom quality woven wool that is soft to the touch, classic and refined. Beklina is thrilled to offer Pendleton in our shop, all usa made in the high northern west coast. The Portland Collection, produced by Pendleton is an amazing rev.ival and stunning move into the vogue. The styles are so treasured we see these loves making it to vintage. Shop Pendleton, The Portland Collection at our Web Site!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fight the Power Rings

Vanessa Mooney Fight the power rings are sold separately for $32. They look amazing stacked together or mixed with other silver rings.  Come in and and check them out the VM jewelry in selling quickly! We have them at both of our Arcadia Boutique locations. Or shop Vanessa Mooney online!

xoxo Betsy

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Little Monday Morning Motivation...

For all of you who may be struggling a bit now that the weekend is over--here's something to get those creative juices flowing, and hopefully get this week off to a great start! 

And if this didn't work--stop by Arcadia for a little retail therapy!!



Saturday, November 10, 2012

Arcadia DIY: Gift Wrapping

Holiday season is just around the corner--why not get a little creative and take your gifting to another level with some of these unique and fun wrapping ideas!

Cut out fun faces from construction paper and attach to plain white wrapping paper--give your gifts a little personality!
Create a word search and circle words to create a fun message.
Dress up plain brown boxes with colorful string in all different colors.
Create your own gift toppers with recycled magazine paper!
Get creative--and find the perfect gift to wrap up inside Arcadia!!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Nicholas K

Esme Dress
Bronx Dress

Folly Dress

Founded in 2003 by siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, Nicholas K embodies sophistication of modernized classes fused with a downtown edge. Offering the full spectrum of a Ready to Wear collection, Nicholas K strives to provide their customer with forward pieces that become wardrobe staples.

Shop Nicholas K online! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New to Arcadia: Heron and Lamb Jewelry!

Our newest consigner, Heron and Lamb, is an animal-friendly jewelry line based out of Chicago. Inspired by the preservation of all things rustic and natural, each piece is infused with re-purposed materials and collected elements from nature.

Minimalist and understated, the use of dried flowers, mosses, and vintage lace evoke a feeling of nostalgia and delicacy while maintaining a strong sense of preservation. Each Heron and Lamb design is beautiful, romantic, and unique, and we are so excited to begin carrying this line, in-stores only at Arcadia Boutique!

Dear Creatures

Dear Creatures is a labor of love for designers Bianca Benitez and Rob Sinclair. Since the day the two first met, they’ve been cultivating each other’s creativity and common love for decades past. Harmonizing traditional elements with a modern sensibility, Dear Creatures offers seasonal collections that spin sentimental tales of whimsy. With an understanding of decades past, Dear Creatures interprets each season with an eye for visual optimism. Dear Creatures looks to the future of fashion, with a nod to the past. 

Dear Creatures has been featured in magazines and seen on the occasional celebrity, but the focus remains solely on the everyday girl with unique style, positive energy and boundless optimism.

Shop Dear Creatures online!