Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bigger Isn’t Always Better…

If you stop in for the first time in a while, you’ll notice we’ve gone through some big changes over the past month. Slowly, but surely, we’ve been condensing our space into half of the previous store, and just recently made the final renovations by putting up a wall. The decision was made so that we can expand our jewelry and handbag lines to bring you all more of what you like. We’ll still be your one stop shop for that unique piece to top off an outfit for a big event, or the chic bag that you’ll carry every day (speaking of bags, we just got in some great new Melie Biancos). Come on by to check out the new space, and tell us what you think!

For now, a sneak peek ;)








Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design & Fashion Night Out - TONIGHT!



Stop in tonight and save 30% off all Spring/Summer shoes and sandals! Enjoy a cocktail while you're at it! There is SO much going on in Old City tonight, check here to view a list of participating businesses and activities! See you tonight!

psssst.. don't forget the SIDEWALK SALE this Saturday and Sunday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Hour @ J.Karma Boutique!

Did you get the "Good News, Bad News" email? .. We know, we know, we still REALLY love shoes too but we are all very excited to focus more on perfecting our handbag, jewelry, and everything else selection and continue to bring you only the best! But the good news is pretty good, yeah? EVERY Friday we will host a "Happy Hour" from 5-7, so come out, have a few drinks and save 30% on all of our Spring/Summer shoes and sandals!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's That Time of Year Again. We Are So Happy!


































I hope you all are enjoying this weather! I know we certainly are. I have to admit I was a little caught off guard yesterday and by the time I got to the store I had to ditch some layers. No complaints over here though, after all the cold and the rain a little sweat never hurt anyone! I am really excited to switch up the wardrobe a little bit so stay tuned to see what my go to accessories are at the moment!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hello, Hello

Hi everyone! I'm Naomi, and I'm going to be doing some guest blogging over here at Jkarma. If you come in on the weekends, you've probably seen me. First things first, before I give you more of an intro to myself, we're having a 3day sale at the boutique starting today. All Spring shoes are 20% off. So get your butts down here and  try on some shoes! You won't regret it.

All business aside, let me introduce myself more. I'm a college senior over at Drexel University, and I've been working at JKarma for about three months now. Interests-wise, fashion is my number one. I'd describe my style as "polished eclectic." I love to mix bohemian and edgy styles with clean lines and classic pieces. Besides being obsessed with apparel, I love to travel. I have an addiction to frozen yogurt. Outside of work, you'll rarely see me without my dog, Abigail. You could say she's the goof and I'm her ball. In my spare time I love to make jewelry, read, and cheer on the Phils.

...that's enough talking about myself, yeah? Here's a menage of photos I've thrown together for inspiration this morning. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April "Shoe of the Month"

Brought to you by Jeffrey Campbell Shoes..
Her name is Kone.

Was $124  NOW $99.20!!

You can't go wrong with a pair of Jeffrey Campbell's right?! Who's with me?
Get these while they're HOT (I only said that because that's what people say, don't they?)
What I really mean is, get them while they are UNDER $100!!

The NEW Fit Flop

You must be familiar with the Fit Flop by now, right? There is a lot to be said about this sandal. The reaction customers have had over this sandal has been unbelievably positive. Not that we didn't think this was a great shoe, we just had no idea people would be falling all over themselves for them. (Jeanne, I'm talkin' to YOU!)

Let me take you back to the first time Jeanne and I laid our eyes on the Fit Flop. Our initial thought was Is this really our customer? To which our sales rep responded "What'ya mean? They are for everyone. They are going to fly off the shelf and you'll be placing a re-order." We took that response with a grain of salt as we do with all of our sales reps. (Listen, we love our sales reps especially YOU Robbie Martini! Thats his REAL name! HA) We just have to make sure we are making the right decision during the buying process, ya know?

With that being said we "took a chance" on the Fit Flop and we (Jeanne) could not be happier. Every time a 1st timer comes in and buys a pair I always say "see you for your next pair soon!", and I mean that. Do you do a lot of walking? Are you on you're feet all day long? Do you have back pains? If so, these might be the shoes for you!

Here are some of the perks..
- Reduces back stress
- Increases bottom muscle activation (up to 30%)
- Increases thigh muscle activation (up to 16%)
- Reduce knee joint stress
- Increase calf muscle activation (up to 11%)
- Reduce ankle joint stress
- Reduce foot pressure concentration
- Also, you'll have a nice butt and muscular legs (HA)

For the most the Fit Flops are very "sporty" looking but this year they "jazzed" them up! These can easily be worn with a maxi dress, sun dress, or jeans and a tank! Check it out..


And of course we have more!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Candy for the Eyes.



I know, take a moment to get yourself together and GET IN HERE!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flyin' Out the Door

Whenever there is an item in the store that sells quickly and is hard to keep in stock Jeanne says things like "Those shoes are flyin' out the door" or "Her jewelry is flyin' off the shelf" or "We can't keep that in stock, huh". Also Jeanne was born and raised in Philly so shes got a little of that Philly accent going on. Just a little.

Anyway, here are some hot ticket items that have been flyin' out the door! Many have already made an appearance on this here blog!




Thursday, March 24, 2011

Penelope and Anastasia Jewelry

As you know yesterday was an exciting day for us. One of the reasons it was so good is because we picked up a new LOCAL jewelry line called Penelope and Anastasia! We love working with local jewelry designers. We get tons of tourists in the warmer months and they are always looking to take a little bit of Philly back home with them.

We met Pamela of Penelope and Anastasia through facebook, yay for social networking! We immediately fell in love with her button earrings. I mean really, can you even stand how adorable they are?



Her line is way more extensive than her button earrings and necklaces so come check them out!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scarves Galore!

Yesterday was a awesome day at J.Karma. We picked up a brand new jewelry line (more details to come!), we received new handbags from the Hilary Radley and KGB Studio Collections which are also two brand new lines for us this season, and we stocked up on tons of new scarves! I have mentioned before how much all of us here at J.Karma love to layer. With warmer weather comes lighter layers! These light weight scarves are bold, colorful, and fun! They also range from $18-$26, so when you can't decide which one you like the most you won't feel guilty treating yourself to more than one :) Here are some of our favorites..



Like always, there is more where that came from...
XOXO J.Karma

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In the News..


While flipping through our March issue of Lucky Magazine we spotted another Melie Bianco favorite! We weren't kidding when we said Melie Bianco Handbags were getting A LOT of attention this season! This is the "Heidi" clutch which could easily be YOUR go-to clutch all Spring/Summer long. We love the texture, we love the bow, we love the neutral color, for Gods sake we just love you Melie Bianco!

Here it is ladies. Press the link, you know you want to.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You can now follow our little blog on bloglovin'
Just lovin' and blogin' and blogin' and lovin'. HA
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coming Soon..

Working on a new window display!







Monday, March 14, 2011

Something Green..


Yesterday was the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade! It was so much fun! Everyone and I mean EVERYONE was in their Irish Green. I couldn't help but take note of what people were wearing. For the most part I think people put on every piece of green clothing they own, spray paint their hair/eyebrows green (yes eyebrows, grown men), and put on the funkiest socks they have! The parade goers were looking pretty crazy but these "get ups" have NOTHING on the Mummers Parade. The Mummers are on a whole other level. You know what I mean, right Philly?

Anyway, I on the other hand was decked out in sequins. They weren't green sequins but I felt very festive non the less. So maybe the point of the getting dressed for such festivities is to be obnoxious but here are a few options that are a little more conservative and shall I say stylish. Need a splash of green for your St. Patty's Day celebrations? Let us help!

1. Melie Bianco - "Irene" - $56
2. Peacock Cuff - $19
3. Big Buddha Shoes - "Fine" - $62
4. OlliPop - Jadeite & Jet Ring - $42

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainy Days at J.Karma..

Today is just a rainy gloomy day. One of those days you want to curl up on the couch, pop in a 'I Love Lucy' DVD, and sip on something warm. OK, maybe your ideal rainy day is slightly different but you understand what I'm getting at here. It's just one of those days.

It's a little quieter than normal here is Old City, minus the groups of middle school age kids on their field trips to our little historic part of the city. Affectionately sharing umbrellas, boys splashing in puddles purposely trying to get the girls wet, the girls giggling and screaming. You get the idea. Young love.

Anyway, here are a few rainy day photos from around the store. Enjoy and stay dry folks!







There is good news! I had to wait a little longer for my coffee at Starbucks this morning so they gave me a coupon for a free beverage of my choice! How nice! I think I'm going to get a venti mocha with an extra shot of espresso, extra chocolate, and extra extra whipped cream. HA!

Sike. I'll prob get the usual. A tall coffee, little half and half, 1 packet of sugar in the raw.
Now that you know what I drink feel free to bring me one whenever your little hearts desire.
Sike again.





Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coming This Spring/Summer!!


These shoes are so sweet! Are they not? 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Longest Handbag Relationship.





I work at a boutique. A boutique that sells handbags. I blame this for my sick obsession with them (and shoes, but  thats a separate post all together). I can't get enough. I see one, I love it, I get it. It's as simple as that folks. With that being said, I tend to switch them up depending on what I'm wearing, the color of my jacket, where I'm going, what I'm doing, and the list goes on and on. After writing the last post I realized that the bag I'm currently carrying (pictured) has now been with me for 3 years in all of it's fringe glory. After making this realization I picked up the bag and and took note on it's condition. On a scale from 1 to 10 this bag is STILL a strong 9! There is NOTHING wrong with this bag. When a customer begins to question the quality of a vegan handbag I pull out old faithful and give them "our" story. The top part of my bag is a tad worn, as you can see in the picture, and this is the ONLY reason you may be able to tell it's age (I bet not a single one of you would have said 3 years old though... just sayin'). When I say a tad, I mean you have to look closely to see the imperfections. The lining is still in tip top shape minus a make-up stain or two, but that happens to the best of us ;)! The zippers and inside pockets are functioning as well as the day I bought it! You  might just say that I love this bag. Can you blame me? Check out the condition it's in!



I should also tell you that I'm not very good at taking care of my things. This bag has been through hell and back. It's a trooper.

Monday, March 7, 2011

In the News..



Melie Bianco Handbags have been getting A LOT of attention these days. I have to be honest, Melie Bianco's handbags are my favorite. I have TONS of handbags. A mixture of labels but I seem to always gravitate towards my Melie Bianco bags. Today I am carrying a Melie Bianco bag I bought 3 years ago! The quality is A-MAZING!

Lately I have been seeing a lot of MB bags while flipping through magazines and I wanted to share these with you! Enjoy!

Pictured..
Melie Bianco "Violet"
Melie Bianco "Harmony"

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Make-over in Old City!


It is 60 degrees in Philadelphia today! The door is wide open and there are TONS of people strolling down 3rd street in Old City in search of how to revive their Spring wardrobes! Nothing says Spring time like a new hair-do, a cute dress, and killer accessories. Don't worry ladies, 3rd street has you covered! We did a a little shopping and here is what we got..

3. The "Heidi" clutch by Melie Bianco from J.Karma Boutique
4. The "Ripple" by Jeffrey Campbell from J.Karma Boutique
5. Braids by Moko Beauty

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Textures


A little textured eye candy. From our hearts to your's.. Enjoy!


Monday, February 28, 2011

March "Shoe of the Month"!

It's that time again. Let me Introduce you to March's "Shoe of the Month", The "Whirl" by Carlos Santana. Enjoy..





I fell in love with this shoe immediately. Before I even put it on. Jeanne told me that I ALWAYS want the first shoe that comes in for the new season (she may very well be right). But this shoe is different, I really do need this one :). Do you hear me Jeanne?
Here's the good news..
20% OFF NOW $103.20
Get a head start on your Spring wardrobe!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Small Pocket Book..

Is BACK, and there is nothing any of us can do about it. My first thought was oh my, I want every single one of them (This is what gets Jeanne and I in trouble when we on buying trips). My second thought is how in the heck am I going to transition from my big bag to one of these really small bags? My third thought was, well if this is my biggest worry right now I'm in pretty good shape at the moment. HA.

My big bag is my everyday take to work bag, but the truth of the matter is, I don't need all of this stuff and all of this extra room when I'm running my errands. This is where the small cross-body bag comes in handy. I can put my wallet, keys, and chap-stick in it and I am ready to go!

These are some of our favorites right now...





Check out all of our handbags here!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lately..

Lately we have been a little short with you, but for good reason! We have been super busy these past few weeks so lets do a little recap of what has been going on at J.Karma..

1. 1st Friday! We love First Fridays in Old City! If you're in town the first Friday of the month, there is no better way to kick off your weekend! Be sure to stop in and grab a glass of wine or a sweet cocktail from ABSOLUT. This February First Friday was great but we can't help but think about the warmer months to come! First Friday in the Spring/Summer is the BEST!

2. Valentines Day "Sweetheart Sale"! We teamed up with Moko Beauty, Three Sirens Boutique, and Pinot Boutique to bring you a night of "wine-tinis", chocolate, and major sales! Did you come? What did you think?

3. We are participating in the "Philadelphia Flower Show Window Design Contest" again this year. Remember our window last year? We finally finished our display for this year and just sent our pictures in!




4. SHOES & BOOZE! Like we said before, this is one of our favorite events and we already can't wait till the next one! Thanks again to everyone who came out and thank you, thank you, thank you to ABSOLUT and Sarah for providing the booze, and Alex for bar-tending! We also held a "Villette Jewelry" by Kelly Jones Trunk-show! Thanks to Kelly for coming out, we LOVE her jewelry!  



5. Our Spring merchandise keeps on rolling in! Over the past 2 weeks we have received NEW Spring handbags from Melie Bianco, Big Buddha, Hilary Radley, and Sondra Roberts SRSquared! We have been editing, photographing, updating the website, twit pic-ing ;), and updating facebook in order to keep you updated on everything NEW.



6. We introduced two new jewelry lines, "Sweet Romance" and "Olli Pop".

7. Last but not least Jeffrey Campbell Spring shoes are starting to arrive. As always we are falling all over ourselves! Come check out what is in stock today!


Now you're all caught up! Happy Monday!
Love - J.Karma