Archive for the Charity begins at PASSIONAL Category

Win up to $200 gift card in our Halloween Photo Contest

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community, Costume Carnival, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Gift Guides, Men's Style, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Snapshots on October 21, 2013 by anacroniste

Enter your photo that documents our product as part of your Halloween costume creation by Tuesday November 5 or a chance to win prizes!

First Prize: $200 PASSIONAL Gift Card plus 2 Diabolique Ball Tickets! Second Prize: $100 PASSIONAL Gift Card plus 1 Diabolique Ball Ticket! Honorable mentions (2): 1 Diabolique Ball ticket ea!

First Prize: $200 PASSIONAL Gift Card plus 2 Diabolique Ball Tickets!
Second Prize: $100 PASSIONAL Gift Card plus 1 Diabolique Ball Ticket!
Honorable mentions (2): 1 Diabolique Ball ticket ea!

It’s easy! Just email your photo to by 11:59PM November 5. While you are at it, tag #PASSIONAL on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook!

Winners will be announced and photos displayed on November 10

Diabolique Ball tickets on sale!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community, Costume Carnival, Events, Miscellaneous on September 27, 2013 by Kali Morgan

Diabolique Ball 2013: Grindhouse Horrorshow
Event Date: Saturday, November 23rd
Event Time: 9pm – 2am
Event Venue: The Trocadero Theatre 1003 Arch Street Philadelphia

Get your Diabolique tickets at PASSIONAL now!

Grindhouse Horrorshow is the them for this year’s Diabolique Fetish Masquerade Ball, which will take place this November. Advance tickets, which benefit local charity Action AIDS, go on sale at the Trocadero box office and online at starting Friday, September 20 for $40.

Diabolique Ball is an annual fundraising event will happen at the famous Trocadero theatre for the first time in its 16 years (historically the Ball happens the weekend before Thanksgiving).

The costume-mandatory fetish charity ball will feature kinky carnival-style charity play stations and full-frontal fetishistic horror movie footage. Additionally guests can enjoy local, national and international performers, fashion shows, horror-themed makeup artistry, professional photographic portraits and other themed activities which have made Diabolique Ball a destination for adventurers for well past a decade.

Each year, hundreds of guests come out to “Be Bad for a Good Cause.” Each year, Diabolique Ball raises thousands of dollars for various charities that provide vital services to Philadelphia’s diverse communities.

Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased at Passional Boutique  or Trocadero box office or online (surcharges may apply for online ticket purchases). Advance tickets are $40. plus a $1 handling fee. Ticket price increases to $50 Nov. 21

Strict fetish, Black Tie Formal, Bondage and Theme Dress codes are enforced for entrance to event, for more details please review

For information about the 501(c)(3) Diabolique Foundation, and its fundraising history see

Happy New Year!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community, Events on January 6, 2013 by Kali Morgan
Thank you for making 2012 an amazing journey of fashion, fantasy and family!

Thank you for making 2012 an amazing journey of fashion, fantasy and family!

Looking Forward… out with the old and in with the NEW!

This was the last year we will be using our old-fashioned rewards system where you must cash in your rewards for the year every January. Thanks to an upgrade in our point- of-sale system, beginning January 1, 2103, your rewards will be issued monthly based upon the prior month’s purchases! All sales rung through our register will automatically generate and redeem rewards with each purchase – rewards become available 30 days after your purchase and are valid for 30 days after becoming available. This means that in addition to more immediate gratification, you will already be earning rewards on the money you spend when you come in to redeem 2012’s rewards this January! The only downside is that this is the last year we can offer double rewards to our affiliates, who will continue to enjoy a discount on every purchase!
If you would like to redeem your rewards on our websites simply state in the “comments” section that you want to apply your rewards to your purchase. Remember, our websites do not tally shipping and do not charge your card until we ship, so although it may appear that your discount has not been applied, we will apply it manually before we charge you. We will continue to manually apply your rewards on web orders until our website is updated (at which point it may become automatic).  Any ecommerce programmers reading this who might like to assist in our update are welcome to email us.

Note: We are currently in the process of searching for new locations for our stores.  Depending upon the outcome of our new location search, rewards for Sexploratorium and for PASSIONAL may be tallied separately. Click Sign Up to be notified of any and all news via email.

Redeem your rewards at MAL in Washington, DC. You only have until the end of the month to spend your 2012 rewards (we apologize for this but it is the last time!). If you are in the DC area, you can redeem your rewards at the PASSIONAL Booth!

New year, new location(s)? Help us make the right choices!

We are currently scouting for a new location or locations to better serve YOU.

PASSIONAL Boutique launched Sexploratorium in 2007 as its retail space dedicated to healthy sexuality & sex education products/resources. This year we will likely need to move Sexploratorium, possibly consolidating with PASSIONAL into a larger space.

The building that houses Sexploratorium has been sold and we are actively seeking a new location for one or both of our stores while we remain on “month-to-month” leases. We launched the “two store system” in 2007 to better serve two distinct customer types: sexuality shoppers and fashion shoppers. However, many of our customers roam from store to store so we are considering consolidation if we can find the right real estate! Please take a moment to complete our 5-question survey about what is important to you when you shop our retail stores. Also folks in the real estate business are welcome to contact us about potential new locations.

Diabolique 2013 – Save the Date – Noevmber 23!
Libertine Ball will be on hiatus this summer as we focus on readying a new location and forging a new path, but Diabolique is scheduled for November 23.  Spread the word!
Diabolique Ball 2012 was a blast thanks to Jean Bardot, Rev Bev and a host of amazing entertainers, celebrities and volunteers. We were thrilled to donate $4000 each to One Step Away and Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue as well as over $1000 split between GALEI, The Ali Forney Center and Mix Tape.

New year, new road trips!
Kali and Brooklyn and a few other amazing folks have full travel itineraries this year! Click the “calendar” link on our website for events of interest (cosplay, fetish, fashion @PASSIONAL). If you are planning your convention schedule for the first half of the year, here is where you will find your favorite PASSIONAL fashions :

January 2013:
Mid-Atlantic Leather, Washington DC

 February 2013
The Crucible LF&P, Washington CD
Providence FFF, Providence RI
Dark Odyssey Winter Fire, Washington DC
Colonial Kink, Norfolk VA

March 2013
Texas Latex Party, Houston TX
Frolicon, Atlanta GA
Kinkfest, Portland OR

April 2013:
CLAW, Cleveland, OH
Twisted World, Piscataway NJ

May 2013
Steampunk World’s Fair, Somerset NJ
International Mr. Leather, Chicago IL
Camp Crucible, Darlington MD
Shibaricon, Chicago IL

Diabolique Ball Weekend!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Events on November 16, 2012 by Kali Morgan

It’s hard to believe that in just 24 hours super rubber goddess Jean Bardot will arrive in Philadelphia to prepare for an unforgettable show at this year’s Diabolique Charity Fetish Masquerade!

The theme is Agony & Ecstasy: A Religious Experience and the ticket proceeds benefit One Step Away and the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue.

Black Friday Weekend Storewide SALE, launch of charity winter coat drive!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Gift Guides, Men's Style, SALE!!, Transform Yourself on November 24, 2011 by Kali Morgan

As we prepare for the winter holidays, we are excited to announce an extended remix of our annual Black Friday Sale-  for three days- Friday, Saturday and Sunday  – Black Weekend!

Save 20% OFF any single item at PASSIONAL Boutique PLUS take a hosiery item 50% OFF for each non-hosiery item you purchase.
Save an additional 20% OFF gift items- flasks, leather bottle covers, pocket watches!
Save an additional 20%0ff all previously marked down merchandise including clearance (look for the orange discs on hangers throughout the store, SAVE 20% OFF the lowest marked price!)!

This sale also applies to clearance merchandise and La Mode art by Kelly Webb, Diana Hamm, Elyse Leyenberger and Liz Kreitschmann   (last chance before new exhibit installation next week). Plus, as usual, members of affiliate organizations ( as well as persons buying  Diabolique Ball ticketa) get an extra 10% off their entire purchase!

Our donation box is back! Bring  a donation of three clean, used coats for the local homeless shelter between now and December 23 and get a FREE gift!

SlutWalk Philadelphia: New Date Saturday August 6th!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community on July 15, 2011 by Kali Morgan

As we reported on our blog a few weeks ago, Philadelphia feminists have been organizing a local Slut Walk, to raise consciousness about the real causes of rape.

After wrestling with logistics and permits, a date has been finalized! Soon, PASSIONAL will be selling SlutWalk t-shirts as a fundraiser for this local effort, but in the meantime mark your calendars and stay tuned for more news by checking in on the SlutWalk Philadelphia Website.


New Neighbors join the 700 club (700 block of S. 5th Street, that is)!

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community on June 11, 2011 by Kali Morgan
Frank's movin' on, and PAT is coming out in a whole new space!

Frank's movin' on, and PAT is coming out in a whole new space!

If you haven’t stopped by yet, get yourself down to the 700 block of South 5th Street and check out the brand spankin’ new, expanded, spacious home of Philly AIDS Thrift (PAT).

Previewing just in time for Philly Pride weekend, PAT opened the doors of it’s gorgeous new thrifty department store of recycled goods: fashion, furniture, houswares and MORE on two huge levels!

PAT is in immediate  need of  volunteers to complete the move from around the corner and assist with other move-related tasks, and as always will accept donations (money, goods, etc) and welcome customers to get involved in the celebration! To learn more contact or check out their website. Welcome to the block, PAT!!