814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
A Main Line Tradition Continues…
The Shipley Shops Returns this fall!
Bryn Mawr, PA (August 2013) – The event the Main Line eagerly awaits year after
year is back this fall with even more exclusive vendors than ever before, including the
buzz worthy new British brand, JackWills, offering luxurious clothing, accessories
and home décor at great prices.
The 53rd Annual Shipley Shops Gift and Boutique Show will take place in the Yarnall
Gymnasium at the Shipley School from October 16 through October 19, 2013. Get a
head start on your holiday shopping while supporting a great cause – 20% off of each
purchase benefits The Shipley School. The public is encouraged to attend this popular
event that brings over 40 retailers from across the United States together along with
three Shipley booths to create the ultimate shopping experience. The addition of Jack
Wills this year coincides with the opening of its new store in Ardmore’s Suburban
Square. Check out www.jackwills.com for more information.
Other elite vendors attending include:
Dubarry of Ireland – shoe and boot makers since 1937
Duke & Winston – a Philadelphia based clothing line for the modern lady &
Beyond Vintage – created out of love for vintage clothing
611 Lifestyle – a men’s clothing and accessories brand inspired by
Philadelphia’s iconic record store
Sharon’s Stones – granite service pieces
Mane Lion – fine hand painted dinnerware and table accessories
Creative Craft House – puzzle sets, brain teasers and games
The Bowtique – home accents
Jonnie-O – California based men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing line
Sweet Pea Designs – Children’s clothing line
The festivities kick off with an exclusive Preview Cocktail Party on Wednesday,
October 16, 2013, thanks to the generous support of its sponsors including Mill Creek
Capital Advisors, LLC, the Bryn Mawr Trust Company, American Services
Corporation, MGA Partners, Hannah, McGlone & Co., MainLineNeighbors.com,
Events by Renee, Wilkie Lexus, WRDC, and Valley Press Inc. This invitation-only
event will be followed by three days of shopping and special events, all open to the
Bring the whole family to the Shops on Saturday, October 19, 2013, for an admission
free Family Fun Day with The Pizza Wagon mobile food truck on site.
The Shipley Shops – At a Glance
When: Wednesday, October 16– Invitation-Only Preview Cocktail Party: 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m,
Thursday, October 18: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 19: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and
Saturday, October 20: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Shipley’s Yarnall Gymnasium: The Shipley School, Montgomery Avenue (between
Merion and Morris Aves.), Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
Cost of Admission: Thursday and Friday: $10 for adults, $5 for Seniors, 18 and under for free,
Saturday: Free for the entire family.
This year’s event is co-chaired by Shipley parents Lisa Brandt, Abby Mezrow, and
Michelle Kroiz Winn, class of ’91. Over 50 parent volunteers work year round to make
the Shops the best annual shopping event year after year. All proceeds from the event
benefit The Shipley School, an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian day school
in Bryn Mawr, for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students.
For up-to-date information and photos, visit www.shipleyschool.org/shipleyshops.
About Shipley Shops
A half-century tradition,The Shipley Shops has been a popular tradition among Main
Line shoppers since 1961. It has grown from a two-day event featuring 15 local and
out-of-town specialty stores to a four-day event with 40 vendors. Before the King of
Prussia, Springfield, and Plymouth Meeting Malls, the Shipley Shops event was an
innovative shopping concept with various vendors all under one roof.
An October 26, 1961 article in the Main Line Times said, “The last word in shopping
now-a-days is the under-cover center. Just stroll from store to store without ever
having to step outside and battle the elements. Possibly the new concept has inspired
an autumn benefit planned by the Shipley School Alumnae Association.” Today, the
vendors may be different but the concept is the same – a great shopping experience
under one roof, all for the benefit of a good cause. We hope you’ll join us.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Parents Programs and Events
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