Buzz: Shipley Shops 2017

The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States--just in time to kickoff the holiday shopping season!

The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States–just in time to kickoff the holiday shopping season!

It is a beloved Main Line tradition and a true reminder the holiday shopping season is here!

The 57th annual Shipley Shops Gift Boutique Show returns Thursday, October 19th through Saturday, October 21st at The Shipley School Yarnall Gymnasium in Bryn Mawr.

The public is invited to attend this popular event that brings more than 40 hand-picked retailers from across the United States. Local luxury and affordable retailers such as Down2Earth Kids, Marlyn Schiff, and Patricia Adams will be presenting alongside an array of out-of-town vendors featuring items for the entire family. 20% of each purchase at Shipley Shops benefits the Shipley School, and 100% of the proceeds from Shipley’s own booths and collectibles will go directly to Shipley.

“The Shipley Shops are a wonderful tradition, and we continue to be grateful to the founders, chairs, and volunteers who enable Shops to carry on in such a successful manner. Your Community support of the event enables Shipley to continue to do what we do best – reinforce strong student-teacher relationships that inspire the confidence to strive for excellence, both develop and offer rigorous curriculum that leads to a lifetime love of learning, and cultivate the development of values that leads to compassionate participation in the world,” said Shipley Head of School Dr. Steve Piltch.

Shipley Shops 2017The festivities kick off with an exclusive Preview Cocktail Party on Wednesday, October 18th.

This invitation-only kick off event will be followed by three days of shopping and special events that are open to the public: Thursday, October 19th (10am – 6pm), Friday, October 20th (8:30am – 4:30pm), and Saturday, October 21th (10am – 3pm). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and 18 and under is free. Shoppers can bring the whole family to Shipley Shops on Saturday, October 18th, for free admission and Family Fun Day.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Shipley parents, Patti Dietrich, Liz Schwenk and Jackie Simms. Correspondingly, countless parent volunteers work year round to make Shops the best annual shopping event year after year. All proceeds from the event benefit The Shipley School and provide scholarships, financial aid, and support various initiatives. Visit Shipley Shops to learn more about this event.

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