Cheap Chica's Guide: Style Spy

You don’t have to spend money to look good--You just have to know where to shop, how to shop and what to buy!

Each week, The CheapChica’s Guide will bring you the best in Philly fashion along with an in-depth report of all the sales and promotions going on in some of the city’s best stores! We’ll also be sharing exclusive discounts that you can only find here, so check back each week for the best deals on fashion, beauty and style!

J. Karma Boutique
62 N. 3rd Street

Trying to find an affordable selection of shoes, handbags and jewelry was a real challenge…that is until J.Karma came along!

The woman behind this fabulous store, Jeanne O’Karma, is passionate about accessories and it shows!  She’s in the store every day and is a total doll to work with!  You can count on her for great advice on what to buy and she prides herself on carrying an extensive assortment of sterling silver jewelry from local designers, the latest in shoes from budget-friendly labels like Chinese Laundry and Jeffrey Campbell and those must-have, celebrity inspired handbags from Melie Bianco and Big Buddah!  If you’re looking for a fun clutch for a girls night out or a great pair of shoes for a Summer wedding, Jeanne’s your girl and J.Karma is the perfect place to do it!

So indulge in your every accessories craving and save an extra 15% on your next purchase by mentioning CheapChicas! And if you happen to be in Old City, be sure to stop by during their First Friday party on May 1st to save 25% on select Spring handbags!

Petulia’s Folly
1710-12 Sansom Street

Whether you’re looking for unique home furnishings, women's clothing, or jewelry and accessories, you’re sure to find it all at Petulia’s Folly! 

This beautifully edited boutique carries an eclectic collection of contemporary labels and hip upscale designer pieces by Catherine Malandrino, Rachel Comey, and Alexander Wang.  I’ve looked high and low for many of these labels and you’ll be hard pressed to find an assortment this good at any other store in Philadelphia!  Petulia’s sales staff is super knowledgeable about all of this season’s hottest trends and their mission is to help you find exactly what you’re looking for! 

While you’re there be sure to check out their Sale for great prices on designer pieces that are truly unbeatable, like these Phillip Lim jeans for only $50!! And through May 9th, don’t forget to mention CheapChicas to save 15% off any one item in the store! 

Philly-based Fashion Expert Lilliana Vazquez  has been in the industry for almost 10 years where she has worked at top fashion magazines, as an accessories designer and as a fashion consultant.  She is also a regular contributor to Glamour Magazine, Marie Claire, WE Women's Entertainment, Univision and a contributor to

Lilliana is the founder and editor of The Cheap Chicas Guide to Style, a daily blog featuring the best in budget fashion and expert style tips. With daily updates and deals, it is the go-to destination for frugal fashionistas! Feel free to email her with fashion questions or story ideas.

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