Summer Lovin’!

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Since the dawn of time, cavemen, women, and persons have protected their eyes with primitive Ray-Ban wayfarers purchased from those retailers just outside of their Ikea-decked caves … Okay, not really. But the history of  sunglasses dates way back in the 1900s and have been around sense, giving people protection without sacrificing style. In fact, pilots had started wearing them to protect their eyes from the sun! The more you know, right?

But this isn’t some history lesson – I’m sure we have all experienced some sort of lecturing of the 19th century. No, we at the Attic wouldn’t want to do that … Unless you wanted us to.

No, we just hope everyone is enjoying the brush of warm weather Mother Nature has blessed us with this third week of June! It was a long time coming, but we’ve made it through the wilderness  long winter. It’s about time we treat ourselves with something nice, stylish and funky to brave against the sun that’ll be sure to kissing many skins this summer season.

Why not start with sunglasses?

At any of our locations, we have a ton of styles – ranging from wayfarers to aviators to clubmasters – and prints – just like the one pictured – that are sure to get your summer started off perfect. Even better? The most you’ll end up spending it $9.95!

But, that’s enough of us rambling on and on about that. You should come see for yourselves. Who knows, you might even find a pair of Versace’s or Tory Burch that someone dropped off …

DIY Watercolor … Scarf?!

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Looking for something that you can pair with nearly every outfit, can keep you nice and warm during those chilly summer nights, and still look like you’re walking off the Parisian runway? We recommend going here for a fun, quick and easy tutorial that’ll have people stopping you on the street and asking “Hey, where’d you get that scarf?!”

The steps are as painless as  clicking “like” on that status of a friend of a friend you met awkwardly at a cocktail party.

DIY: OMBRE BLEACHED SHIRT!

As many of you have probably seen, ombre has taken a strangehold on the fashion world – ranging from hair to nails to lip balm to maxi dresses! We’ve found a video done by YouTube’s CustomizeFashion. All you need is a little bit of bleach and voila! However, we do caution that you do this in a well ventilated area and to cover any and all surfaces that you may be doing this on. You don’t need ombre rugs in your bedroom …

 

… Unless you’re into that.

MANAYUNK FIT FEST & WALK THE WALL

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Manayunk’s first ever Fit Fest  will be happening tomorrow! Many of us at the Attic are excited for the chance to start this summer off right by getting a jump start on some of those fitness goals we find ourselves planning every year or perhaps re-invigorating those New Years Weight Loss resolutions you’ve probably “forgotten” about. It comes just in time with the change of the season, shedding off those layers and finally breaking out those short sleeve shirts, tank tops, shorts, and dresses that we’ve had stashed away in the closet for so long.

Fit Fest is a one of a kind festival starting at 9AM and ending at 3PM at the Levering Street Parking Lot. For only $25, you get one free class at the 18 fitness centers in Manayunk, as well as tons of discounts throughout the week! Better yet, all proceeds go to Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW), which is a fantastic non-profit organization aimed at helping the youth in Greater Philadelphia.

Make sure you stop by your friendly neighborhood Attic in Manayunk and stock up on those tank tops and shorts for those classes or some comfortable shoes for the “Walk the Wall” event!

For more information on either event or NBW, check out here

MOE: Kaitlyn R.!

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Sorry for the late update, folks! There were a few technical difficulties on our end, but we are back on track.

This week, we introduce Kaitlyn R.. Kaitlyn works at our Bethlehem location, however she will soon be transferring to our Manayunk location this coming September because she will be attending Tyler School of Art, a fantastic art school that is part of TEMPLE University (Go owls!). There she will be pursuing a degree in painting and drawing in addition to education. Her interests in the art world lie in damn-near everything! Painting, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, graphic design … You name it, she’s probably dabbled in it at some point in time!

One of her inspirations for becoming interested in fashion is Clueless’ own, Cher Horowitz (Played by Alicia Silverstone for those who have not seen the movie.)!  But the what inspires her style? Topanga from Boy Meets World (We can definitely see Kaitlyn playing Cory’s love interest in some remake … Some network better pick up on this!).

So, what’s her favorite thing about working at the Attic? Kaitlyn says, “I love working at The Attic because I love the eclectic atmosphere, the friendly and funky coworkers, and the opportunity to work in the fashion field through an awesome retail position! ”

Be sure to keep your eye out for her – she’ll be coming to an art gallery near you very soon :).

MOE: Lacee M.!

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With our first MOE feature, we introduce Lacee M who works at our State College location! She is 19 years old, a resident of State College and a student at the Pennsylvania State University (WE ARE!). Her dreams reside in becoming a Spanish Teacher in High School, a famous Broadway singer, cat lady turned reality show television star and entrepreneur dabbling in strap-on unicorn horns.  You can usually find her at work singing, laughing, smiling and bringing joy to her co-workers and customers alike. 

Her favorite thing about working at the Attic? The surprises! She says that one of the perks of working here is that customers sometimes bring in some of the most outlandish things to resell. She admits that she will not name names (or things), but trust us when we say that they’re quite the conversation starters (a la “… this one time at band camp …”).

As we conclude this brief profile, she would like to thank the Academy for this opportunity to appear as our first feature. And also her dog. And mum. And Ron Burgundy.

Meet Our Employees!

Starting today, on this glorious, sunny, vibrant and colorful summer day – the Attic Blog will begin its new feature called “Meet Our Employees!” (MOE, for short). These employee profiles will come every 15th and 30th of the month. We’ll offer you an inside glimpse of all of the colorful personalities that work hard to give you exemplary customer service and clothe you (literally!)

Musikfest Is Here!

Yep you heard correctly, Musikfest is here! If you’re looking for something to do and happen to be in the Bethlehem area, come down town and check out all of the festivities on the North and South side.  You can check out more details here.  Don’t forget to stop into The Attic, we’re having a sale of 10% off all musical instruments!  We will also be handing out coupons for 10% off one item!

*The main street will we shut down for pedestrians but the parking garage on W. Walnut St will be open.*