Event spaces = you are lucking to get 8500 sqft for $8-10K for a full 24 hours. The general price these days is about $1K/h or more for that amount of space (this as someone looking for a space for the fall trunk show right now.)
Did you guys like last year's venue? Any other suggestions?
Somewhere in Philly. Event space is bound to be cheaper, and apparently we have the best new sandwich in America: http://www.bonappetit.com/story/best-sandwiches-2016
Last year's space was good. Transit-accessible, easy to find, included rooftop space. Not sure whether the two-level thing was good or bad.
I'll echo @KaleidoscopicK's call for more SW&D-focused stuff, although that admittedly might not be easy given the more eclectic tastes on this side of the forum.
Having the Epaulet chelsea boot pre-order was nice. It would be great if they had their new boot and leather jacket offerings ready to go by then.