Gifts & Decor

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ART STAR— Ad­mire hand­made clothes, jew­elry and ac­ces­sories, plus dolls, ce­ram­ics and prints at this gallery-style bou­tique in North­ern Lib­er­ties. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm.­ 623 N. Sec­ond St., 215.238.1557. Map 1, K2

BLENDO— This charm­ing col­lec­tion of vin­tage and mod­ern day gifts in­cludes ev­ery­thing from hand­bags, to sta­tion­ary and pot­tery. Open M-Sa 11 am- 6 pm, Su 11 am-5:30 pm.­ 1002 Pine St., 215.351.9260. Map 1, I6

CONTESSA’S FRENCH LINENS— Find lovely im­ported table­cloths, tea tow­els and more from Provence, Brit­tany and other French re­gions at this shop in the his­toric Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket. Pe­ruse one-of-a-kind aprons, jew­elry and rose­mary bas­kets af­ter din­ing at one of the Mar­ket’s 80+ booths. Open M-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 9 am-5:30 pm, Su 10 am-3 pm. www.con­tes­sas­french­li­ 51 N. 12th St. in Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket, 610.306.4507. Map 1, I4

HELLO WORLD— Find fab­u­lous mid-cen­tury mod­ern fur­nish­ings, funky fit­tings and ac­ces­sories for the home, in­clud­ing items like vin­tage domi­noes, gifts un­der $25 and cute items for a new baby. M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.shophel­ 3610 Sansom St., 215.382.5207. Map 1, C5

LUXE HOME— Visit this vast show­room for the ul­ti­mate se­lec­tion in lux­ury fur­ni­ture. With lines such as Mitchell Gold & Bob Wil­liams, Luxe Home is filled with items to cre­ate a warm and wel­com­ing oa­sis of quiet and calm in your own home. Open M, Tu, Th & Sa 10 am- 6 pm; W& F 10 am-8 pm; Su 11 am-5 pm. www.lux­e­home­philadel­ 1308 Chest­nut St., 215.732.2001. Map 1, I5

MANOR HOME & GIFTS— Lo­cated in the heart of Rit­ten­house Row, you will find an un­usual and ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of Euro­pean, Asian and Amer­i­can home ac­ces­sories and table­ware. Open M-F 9:30 am- 6:30 pm, Sa 9:30 am-5 pm, Su 11 am- 4 pm. 210 S. 17th St., 215.732.1030. Map 1, G5

MIXED COM­PANY— In­te­rior De­signer, Ber­nadette Lawler in­vites you to ex­plore her treasure trove of eclec­tic items. You’ll find a well cu­rated col­lec­tion of art, fur­ni­ture, gifts and home dé­cor items. From vin­tage to mod­ern, it’s all here at af­ford­able prices. Open W-F 3 pm-8pm, Sa noon-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.mixed­ 1533 South St., 215.680.9227. Map 1, H7

MOMO’S TREE HOUSE— Wran­gling kids into this Old City bou­tique won’t be a has­sle— Momo’s not only pro­vides toys from hard-to-find spe­cialty mak­ers, but en­cour­ages kids to test them out on the spot. For win­ter, their squishy plush an­i­mals and hand­knit­ted yarn hats make per­fect gifts for the tots in your life. Open M-F 11 am- 6:30 pm, Sa 10:30 am6:30 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm.­mostree­ 205 Arch St., 267.457.2803. Map 1, K4

OCCASIONETTE— Occasionette is a cu­rated gift shop on South Philly’s East Passyunk Av­enue, boast­ing one of the city’s largest se­lec­tions of in­de­pen­dent cards and gifts. In the shop, you’ll find cards for ev­ery oc­ca­sion, can­dles, tea tow­els, jew­elry, bar wares, can­dies, note­books, jour­nals, photo frames and much more. Es­tab­lished in 2013 by de­signer Sara Vil­lari, Occasionette has grown to be­come a fix­ture in the neigh­bor­hood and a per­fect place to pick up that lit­tle some­thing. M-F noon-8 pm, Sat 11 am-8 pm, Sun noon-5 pm. 1825 East Passyunk Ave., 215.465.1704. Map 3, B3

OMOI ZAKKA SHOP— In­spired by cozy Ja­pane­ses­tyle gift shops, this off-Rit­ten­house bou­tique is a place you want to spend money on the care­fully cu­rated se­lec­tion of ap­peal­ing ac­ces­sories, of­fice and home goods. Open M noon-7 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.omoion­ 1608 Pine Street, 215.545.0963. Map 1, H6

PHILADEL­PHIA IN­DE­PEN­DENTS— At this Old City gift shop, you won’t find the usual Phillies tees and Lib­erty Bell snow globes. Philadel­phia In­de­pen­dents stocks only hand­made items by lo­cal artists and ar­ti­sans, in­clud­ing jew­elry, ce­ram­ics, ac­ces­sories, home decor, art­work, baby gifts and more. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. philadel­phi­ain­de­pen­ 35 N. Third St., 267.773.7316. Map 1, K4

RIKUMO— Rikumo is a Philadel­phia-based re­tailer of con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese life­style goods. Through­out the year, founders Kaz and Yuka Mori­hata travel to Ja­pan to find lo­cal crafts­men and ar­ti­san col­lec­tives that ex­em­plify tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese aes­thet­ics. By connecting an­cient craft tech­niques with a mod­ern in­ter­na­tional pub­lic, Rikumo aims to sus­tain the char­ac­ter and artistry of tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship. Shop from fea­tured prod­ucts for house and home, beauty and well­ness, sta­tion­ary and ac­ces­sories. Open M-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm, Su 10 am- 4 pm. 1216 Wal­nut St., 215.609.4972. Map 1, I5

STADLER- KAHN— Don’t blink, or you might pass by this sub­ter­ranean jewel-box, an “el­e­vated five and dime.” Pro­pri­etor Alexan­der Stadler stocks the space with his own de­signs, plus smart an­tique fur­nish­ings and fit­tings, de­signer vin­tage cloth­ing, jew­elry, toys, sta­tionery, and even fine art. Open M by ap­point­ment, Tu-Sa 11 am- 6 pm. 1724 Sansom St., 267.242.7154. Map 1, G5

THE ART SHOP AT MOORE COL­LEGE OF ART & DE­SIGN— Within this formidable arts-ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tion is an ex­cel­lent shop deal­ing in artsy jew­elry, scarves and ac­ces­sories, as well as prints, unique greet­ing cards and more. The art and de­sign pieces were cre­ated by Moore’s emerg­ing and es­tab­lished alum­nae as well as cur­rent stu­dents. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 1926 Race St., 215.965.8586. Map 1, G4

THE MU­SEUM STORE AT THE PHILADEL­PHIA MU­SEUM OF ART— The Mu­seum Store of­fers gifts straight from the collections of past and cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions, in­clud­ing posters, prints, jew­elry, mu­sic and DVDs, toys, house­wares, cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories. www.phil­a­mu­se­um­ 2600 Ben­jamin Franklin Pkwy., 215.684.7960. Map 1, E2

TOWN­HOME— This so­phis­ti­cated shop car­ries stylish gifts for him, her, baby and home. The care­fully edited se­lec­tion in­cludes cool note­cards, hip cof­feetable books, can­dles, jew­elry, home ac­cents

and adorable baby clothes and toys. M-Sa, 10 am- 6 pm, Su, noon-5.­home­on­ 1616 Wal­nut St., 215.972.5100. Map 1, H5

VERDE— A wide va­ri­ety of col­or­ful and art­ful jew­elry, ac­ces­sories, per­fume and adorable gifts. Head to the rear of the store to watch choco­latiers hand make Mar­cie Blaine ar­ti­sanal truf­fles, then se­lect a fa­vored few to take home. Open M-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.verde­philadel­ 108 S. 13th St., 215.546.8700. Map 1, I5

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