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Top spots to shop, from depart­ment stores to in­de­pen­dent bou­tiques


COM­MON­WEALTH PROPER— Ex­pert style con­sul­tants work with in­di­vid­u­als to cre­ate not only cus­tom suits, but also shirts and even ca­sual pieces de­signed to fit like a glove. By appt. only M-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa-Su 10 am- 4 pm. www. com­mon­wealth­ 1839 Ch­est­nut St., sec­ond floor, 267.319.1741. Map 1, G5 DAMARI SAV­ILE— Ea­gles safety Mal­colm Jenk­ins and en­tre­pre­neur Jay Amin’s menswear shop ap­peals to sharp dressers look­ing for a bit more de­tail in their out­fits. Their 3,000-square-foot space of­fers ready-to-wear looks, but also a madeto-mea­sure shop for cus­tom pieces. A whiskey cel­lar, con­fer­ence room and kitchen let gents host sar­to­ri­ally in­clined events, too. M, Th, Su by ap­point­ment. Tu-W, F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 11 am6 pm. www.damarisav­ 709 Wal­nut St., 267.218.5760. Map 1, J5 DISTANTE— Since 1983, this bou­tique has been of­fer­ing the lat­est in busi­ness at­tire and up­scale looks, plus cus­tom out­fits made in Naples, Italy. By appt. only. Call to re­serve. www.dis­tan­te­cloth­ing. com. 1510 Sansom St., 215.545.2850. Map 1, H5 DUDES BOU­TIQUE— This spe­cialty bou­tique lo­cated in Cen­ter City has one of the largest ex­otic skins, furs, and Euro­pean im­port se­lec­tions in the U.S., in­clud­ing snake, ostrich, croc­o­dile, al­li­ga­tor, stingray, chin­chilla, beaver and fox tex­tures. Shop cow­boy boots, ac­ces­sories and men and women’s ap­parel. Open M-Th noon-8 pm, F-Sa noon-9 pm, Su noon7 pm. www.dudes­bou­tiqueon­ 646 South St., 215.928.0661. Map 1, J7 HENRY A. DAVIDSEN— This tai­lor and cus­tom cloth­ier lo­cated one block from Rit­ten­house Square also of­fers im­age con­sult­ing and ready-to-wear se­lec­tions, in­clud­ing cuff­links, pocket squares and rounds, ties and more. By ap­point­ment only. www.hen­ry­david­ 1701 Spruce St., 215.310.0219. Map 1, G6 P’S & Q’S— Scope out the hand-picked, premium items at this fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated menswear shop, which car­ries a large in­ven­tory of ca­sual and work-ready looks by in-de­mand brands in­clud­ing Patag­o­nia, Norse Projects, Kikker­land and Her­schel Sup­ply Co. M-Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 820 South St., 215.592.0888. Map 1, I7

Ap­parel-Men & Women

323 ARCH STREET FASH­ION COL­LEC­TIVE— This “work/shop” con­cept is run by de­sign­ers who cre­ate items in house. Shop­pers browse a col­lec­tion of lo­cally made women’s cloth­ing, ac­ces­sories and jewelry, all within view of the stu­dio. Tu-Sa noon-5 pm. 323 Arch St., 215.546.5975. Map 2, D2 BOYDS PHILADEL­PHIA— Boyds is one of the coun­try’s largest men’s stores and the city’s largest de­signer women’s store, show­cas­ing the likes of T By Alexan­der Wang, Gucci Fra­grance, Pashma, Manolo Blah­nik and Zac Zac Posen. Ameni­ties in­clude free cus­tom al­ter­ations and free valet park­ing. M-Sa 9:30 am- 6 pm, W 9:30 am- 8 pm. www.boyd­ 1818 Ch­est­nut St., 215.564.9000. Map 1, G5 CAC­TUS COL­LEC­TIVE— Lo­cated along Fash­ion Row in Queen Vil­lage, this eclec­tic com­mu­nal store gives shop­pers a taste of Philly’s indie style with a mix of vin­tage and lo­cally made boho cloth­ing, jewelry and gifts. Trea­sure hunters also score orig­i­nal art in the ro­tat­ing gallery at the back of the shop. W-M noon-7 pm. 739 S. Fourth St., 267.908.4178. Map 1, K7

CHAR­LIE’S JEANS— Owner Se­bas­tian McCall’s “Best of Philly 2011” (Philadel­phia Mag­a­zine) shop is stocked with sought-af­ter lines of de­signer denim. M-W 11 am-7 pm, Th-Sa till 8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.char­lies­ 233 Mar­ket St., 215.923.9681. Map 1, K5 CRASH BANG BOOM— This indie shop just off of South Street car­ries punk rock cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories for guys and gals alike. Find leather jack­ets, plaid pants and rock T- shirts from brands in­clud­ing Lip Ser­vice, Tripp NYC and Switch­blade plus stud­ded jewelry, edgy shoes and rock mem­o­ra­bilia. M-Tu, noon-7 pm, W-Th, noon8 pm; F-Sa, noon-9 pm; Su, noon- 6 pm. www. crash­bang­boomon­ 528 S. Fourth St., 215.928.1123. Map 1, K7 HATS IN THE BELFRY— This lo­cal chain of­fers a large se­lec­tion of men’s and women’s dress and ca­sual top­pers from brands in­clud­ing Stet­son, Gio­van­nio and styles from the hat com­pany’s own line. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, W 10 am- 8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.hatsinthe­bel­ 1824 Ch­est­nut St., 215.922.0303. Map 1, G5 PLAT­INUM— Since 1999, this one-stop shop has been of­fer­ing high-qual­ity name-brand cloth­ing from la­bels like 7 For All Mankind, Diesel, La­coste, Scotch & Soda and Hugo Boss. Su-M 11:30 am-8 pm, Tu-Th 11:30 am-9 pm, F-Sa 11:30-10 pm. www.shopat plat­ 526 South St., 215.599.7528. Map 1, J7 SUGARCUBE— Lo­cally owned, beau­ti­fully spa­cious and al­ways invit­ing, Sugarcube is known for in­spired fash­ion for men and women by in­de­pen­dent de­sign­ers and vin­tage styles. You might find such la­bels as A.P.C., Dun­der­don, Fren­zii, Kim Schalk, Steven Alan, Pendle­ton and True Grit. M 11 am7 pm, Tu-Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm.­gar 124 N. Third St., 215.238.0825. Map 1, K4 VINCE— This chic lux­ury ap­parel store is com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing every­day ba­sics with en­dur­ing style and qual­ity for both men and women. Shop the iconic es­sen­tials col­lec­tion or the vast se­lec­tion of ready-to-wear cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories. Open M-W 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1701 Wal­nut St., 215.220.4965. Map 1, G5


ELLELAURI— Lo­cated in the heart of the fash­ion­foward Rit­ten­house Square neighborhood, this chic women’s cloth­ing brand is known for of­fer­ing mod­ern looks in el­e­gant sil­hou­ettes and a so­phis­ti­cated color pal­ette at af­ford­able prices. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.ellelauri. com. 114 S. 19th St., 267.457.5939. Map 1, G5 THE GEISHA HOUSE— This chic Old City bou­tique car­ries a wide range of brands, among them Aus­tralian la­bels, in­clud­ing Faith­full the Brand, Knot Sis­ters and The Fifth La­bel. Whether you’re look­ing for edgy, bo­hemian or fem­i­nine pieces, knowl­edge­able and friendly shop owner Cort­ney Co­hen helps steer shop­pers in the right di­rec­tion. Su- M noon-5 pm, Tu- F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm. www.hel­ 149 N. Third St., 267.886.8110. Map 1, K4 JOAN SHEPP— With more than 40 years in the biz, Shepp pur­veys women’s de­signer ap­parel and ac­ces­sories from top (but harder-to-find) Euro­pean and Amer­i­can brands, in­clud­ing Dries van Noten, Rick Owens and Yo­hji Ya­mamoto. M-Tu, Th-Sa

10 am- 6 pm, W 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.joan­ 1811 Ch­est­nut St., 215.735.2666. Map 1, H5 LOU LOU BOU­TIQUE— This small chain known for of­fer­ing a se­lec­tion of stylish women’s ac­ces­sories in a bou­tique set­ting is new to the Mid­town Vil­lage neighborhood. In ad­di­tion to three sig­na­ture lines, shop­pers can find de­signer-in­spired jewelry, hand­bags, scarves, hats and sun­glasses, plus a wide range of gift items. Since prices are af­ford­able, a few items snagged here won’t break the bank. M-Th 11 am- 8 pm, F-Sa 10 am9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.louloubou­tiques. com. 143 S. 13th St., 267.538.1267. MOON + AR­ROW— Shop­pers could spend hours brows­ing through this Queen Vil­lage bou­tique, stocked to the rafters with in­ter­est­ing finds like hand-made state­ment jewelry, re­fin­ished an­tique fur­ni­ture and vin­tage duds—all with a fo­cus on eth­i­cal sourc­ing. Look for work­shops and events, and don’t miss the shop’s new­est ad­di­tion, Lit­tle Moon, a chil­dren’s shop lo­cated just down the street. Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su till 5 pm. www.moon an­dar­ 754 S. Fourth St., 215.469.1448. SMAK PAR­LOUR— This Old City bou­tique is run by friends/fash­ion de­sign­ers Abby Kessler and Katie Lof­tus, who share a style sen­si­bil­ity they de­scribe as “vin­tage-in­spired, girly, fun and flirty.” Hip gals head to this candy-pink store for fab­u­lous tops, dresses, jewelry, hand­bags and shoes sure to look cute by day or night. Open M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.smak­par­lour. com. 219 Mar­ket St., 215.625.4551. Map 1, K5 SOPHY CURSON— This sa­lon-like spot car­ries a well­cu­rated col­lec­tion of gowns, day-into-evening looks, jewelry and ac­ces­sories by Bluma­rine, Ed­ward Achour and Tom and Linda Platt.MF 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sa 9:30 am-5 pm. www. so­phy­cur­ 19th and Sansom streets, 215.567.4662. Map 1, G5 STEEL PONY— Long­time fash­ion in­sid­ers Joanne Litz and Den­nis Wolk of­fer eco-friendly boho fash­ions and ac­ces­sories that you can see be­ing hand-dyed and sewn right in the store. Many items are one-ofa-kind and all are made in Philly with sus­tain­able, lo­cally sourced materials. Visit for store hours. 758 S. Fourth St., 215.467.6065. Map 1, K7 VAGABOND BOU­TIQUE— Lo­cated in Old City, this bou­tique and yarn shop high­lights hand­knit sweaters, jump­suits and crop tops with a bo­hemian vibe, plus a chic as­sort­ment of ac­ces­sories. M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su till 5 pm. www.vagabond­bou­ 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737. Map 1, K4

Bath & Beauty

BLUEMERCURY— This East Coast com­pany car­ries high- end cos­met­ics, skin­care, hair­care and fra­grances with wise coun­sel by staff in a pres­sure-free en­vi­ron­ment. The brand’s Trop­i­cana lo­ca­tion in At­lantic City has a full spa of­fer­ing treat­ments like crys­tal fa­cials, aro­mather­apy mas­sages, de­tox­i­fy­ing sea salt scrubs and more. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11- 6 pm. Spa Hours: M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11- 6 pm. 1707 Wal­nut St., 215.569.3100. Map 1, G5 KIEHL’S— This renowned com­pany uses the finest ingredients and unique for­mu­la­tions in their skin, hair and body care prod­ucts. Stop by the shop at

the Shops at Lib­erty Place. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 1625 Ch­est­nut St., 215.636.9936. Map 1, G5

L’OC­C­I­TANE— Fran­cophiles and other stylish shop­pers will en­joy L’Oc­c­i­tane’s lux­ury beauty, bath and body prod­ucts, which draw in­spi­ra­tion from the fra­grances and cul­ture of Provence. M-Sa 10 am7 pm, Su, 11 am- 6 pm. www.loc­c­i­ 1606 Wal­nut St., 215.985.0279. Map 1, H5


The much-loved in­ter­na­tional cos­met­ics chain is known for its amaz­ing smelling balms and but­ters made with nat­u­ral ingredients and even boast­ing ex­pi­ra­tion dates. This lo­ca­tion also boasts a sig­na­ture spa where vis­i­tors can in­dulge in a to­tal-sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence with mood-al­ter­ing ther­a­pies. M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 1525 Wal­nut St., 215.546.5874. Map 1, H5 PALO SANTO WELL­NESS BOU­TIQUE— Named for the Span­ish terms for “holy wood,” this mod­ern apothe­cary of­fers a sanc­tu­ary for the har­ried with herbs, tinc­tures and all man­ner of feel-good con­coc­tions. Cus­tom blends of­fer help for spe­cial cases, while soothing scented can­dles and other decor bring some in­ner calm into the home. A

sis­ter space lo­cated nearby of­fers yoga and work­shops. Call for hours. www.palosan­tow­ell­ness bou­ 1713 S. 12th St., 215.952.0360. South of Map 1, I8

Books & Mu­sic

AIA BOOK­STORE & DE­SIGN CEN­TER— Lo­cated in­side the Philadel­phia Cen­ter for Ar­chi­tec­ture + De­sign, this store stocks tomes on de­sign as well as dis­tinc­tive gifts and prod­ucts for home and of­fice. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. www.aia­book­ 1218 Arch St., 215.569.3186. Map 1, I4 ATOMIC CITY COMICS— This funky shop car­ries a wide se­lec­tion of comics, graphic nov­els, back is­sues, manga and T-shirts, plus movies, toys and games. Look for fre­quent in-store events, too, in­clud­ing book sign­ings. M-Tu noon-9 pm, W-Sa, 11 am-11 pm, Su 11 am-9 pm.­philly 638 South St., 215.625.9613. Map 1, J7 BOOK COR­NER— Browse more than 50,000 ti­tles at this wel­com­ing shop, lo­cated di­rectly be­hind Philadel­phia’s Cen­tral Li­brary near the Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way. Find new, rare and gen­tly used tomes in all gen­res, whether your taste runs con­tem­po­rary or clas­sic. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. www. face­­ner-22079624193/. 311 N. 20th St., 215.567.0527. Map 1, G3 HEAD HOUSE BOOKS— Books cov­er­ing ev­ery sur­face and a friendly staff help cre­ate an invit­ing space for brows­ing. En­joy a free cup of cof­fee and set­tle in for a few hours. M-Sa 10 am-7pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. www.head­house­ 619 S. Sec­ond St., 215.923.9525. Map 1, K7 JOSEPH FOX BOOKS— This charm­ing spot in Cen­ter City of­fers an ar­ray of se­lec­tions from ar­chi­tec­ture and non-fic­tion to lit­er­a­ture and po­etry. M-Sa 9:30 am- 6 pm, W 9:30 am-7 pm.­book­ 1724 Sansom St., 215.563.4184. Map 1, G5 UNIVER­SITY OF PENN­SYL­VA­NIA BOOK­STORE— This gi­ant book su­per­store car­ries over 80,000 ti­tles, plus school sup­plies, gifts and UPenn ap­parel. M-F 8:30 am-9:30 pm, Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm.­col­ 3601 Wal­nut St., 215.898.7595. Map 1, C5 VIN­TAGE IN­STRU­MENTS— Since 1974, Vin­tage In­stru­ments has fo­cused on fine acous­tic in­stru­ments, fea­tur­ing a wide se­lec­tion of C.F. Martin & Co. gui­tars for ev­ery­one from week­end pick­ers to sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als. Plenty of trea­sures abound in this 19th-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­tural trea­sure, from ukule­les to ban­jos and man­dolins. Ac­ces­sories in­clude cases, strings, straps and much more. M-F 10 am-5 pm. www.picka­ 507 S. Broad St., 215.545.1000. Map 1, H6


BORN YES­TER­DAY— This bou­tique on Rit­ten­house Square car­ries cloth­ing and toys for in­fants and chil­dren from a wide range of Euro­pean and do­mes­tic de­sign­ers. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su 11 am5 pm. www.bornyes­ter­ 1901 Wal­nut St., 215.568.6556. Map 1, G5 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. M-Th 11 am- 6 pm, F 11 am-7 pm, Sa

10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Fitler Square hours vary.­mostree­ 205 Arch St., 267.457.2803. Map 1, K4


BEADWORKS— A large se­lec­tion of beads, gem­stones, tools and no­tions helps DIY­ers cre­ate their own jewelry with the help of knowl­edge­able staff. Su-W, F noon- 6 pm, Th, Sa noon-7 pm. www.bead­work­sphiladel­ 619 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.413.2323. Map 1, K7 LOOP— This col­or­ful store of­fers nat­u­ral fiber, hand-painted and lux­ury yarns for knit­ting and cro­chet­ing. The shop also car­ries a full range of pat­terns, nee­dles and no­tions and of­fers classes for all skill lev­els. M-F 11 am- 6 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.loop­y­ 1914 South St., 215.893.9939. Map 1, G7 PENN­SYL­VA­NIA GUILD OF CRAFTS­MEN— One of the na­tion’s largest and most rec­og­nized craft guilds of­fers a va­ri­ety of classes from sketch­ing to black­smithing, and or­ga­nizes sev­eral craft shows, in­clud­ing the an­nual Rit­ten­house Square Fine Craft show. 335 N. Queen St., Lan­caster, Pa., 717.431.8706. RIT­TEN­HOUSE NEEDLE­POINT— With 1,100 square feet of space, this shop car­ries all man­ner of tools and no­tions for needle­point, in­clud­ing hand­painted can­vases, top-qual­ity fibers, ac­ces­sories, books and even fin­ished items. M-Sa 10:30 am5:30 pm, W un­til 7 pm. www.rit­ten­house needle­ 1216 Arch St., sec­ond floor, 877.764.6880. Map 1, G5

Gifts & Decor

THE ART SHOP AT MOORE COL­LEGE OF ART & DE­SIGN— Within this for­mi­da­ble arts- ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tion is an ex­cel­lent shop deal­ing in jewelry, scarves and ac­ces­sories, as well as prints, and greet­ing cards. The art and de­sign pieces are cre­ated by Moore’s emerg­ing and es­tab­lished alumni in ad­di­tion to cur­rent stu­dents. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 1916 Race St., 215.965.8586. Map 1, G4 ART STAR— Ad­mire hand­made clothes, jewelry and ac­ces­sories, plus dolls, ce­ram­ics and prints at this gallery-style bou­tique in North­ern Lib­er­ties. 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. 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 and tea tow­els from Provence, Brit­tany and other French re­gions, plus one-of-a-kind aprons, jewelry and rose­mary bas­kets at this shop in the his­toric Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su 10 am-3:30 pm. www.con­tes­sas french­li­ 51 N. 12th St. in Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket, 610.306.4507. Map 1, I4 HELLO WORLD— Fans of mid-cen­tury mod­ern head to this Univer­sity City store­front for retro fur­nish­ings, funky fit­tings and ac­ces­sories like vin­tage domi­noes, plus gifts un­der $25. M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.shophel­ 3610 Sansom St., 215.382.5207. Map 1, C5

THE MUSEUM STORE AT PAFA— The academy’s gift shop stocks items in­spired by ex­hi­bi­tions, plus ac­ces­sories, jewelry, sta­tionery and hand­crafted dec­o­ra­tive ob­jects. Tu-Sa 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Su 11 am-5:30 pm. 128 N. Broad St., 215.972.2075 Map 1, H4 THE MUSEUM STORE AT THE PHILADEL­PHIA MUSEUM OF ART— At the museum’s gift shop, find items in­spired by past and cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions, in­clud­ing posters, prints, jewelry, mu­sic and DVDs, toys, house­wares, cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm; W, F un­til 8:45 pm. www. phil­a­mu­­ping. 2600 Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way, 215.684.7376. Map 1, E2 OLC— For more than 25 years, OLC has been pro­vid­ing the finest in con­tem­po­rary Euro­pean light­ing and fur­ni­ture. Based in Old City, this shop show­cases fur­ni­ture from the likes of Cassina and B&B Italia, light­ing by Flos and Ingo Mau­rer. Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm. 152 N. Third St., 215.923.6085. Map 1, K4 OMOI ZAKKA SHOP— In­spired by cozy Ja­pane­ses­tyle gift shops, this off- Rit­ten­house bou­tique stocks a care­fully cu­rated se­lec­tion of “un­com­mon” ac­ces­sories for home and of­fice. M noon-7 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon6 pm. www.omoion­ 1608 Pine St., 215.545.0963. Map 1, H6

THE PA­PERY— This Old City sta­tionery mecca car­ries an up­scale col­lec­tion of paper goods and dis­tinc­tive gifts, whether the oc­ca­sion calls for classy or kitschy. Browse the wide se­lec­tion of greet­ing cards, Ital­ian leather al­bums, wax ini­tial stamps and or­ga­niz­ers. M-F 11 am-7 pm, W 11 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm.­pery­of­ 1219 Lo­cust St., 215.922.1500. Map 1, K4 PHILADEL­PHIA IN­DE­PEN­DENTS— At this Old City gift shop, you won’t find the usual Phillies T-shirts and Lib­erty Bell snow globes. Philadel­phia In­de­pen­dents stocks only hand­made items by lo­cal mak­ers, in­clud­ing jewelry, ce­ram­ics, ac­ces­sories, home decor, art­work and baby gifts. M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www. philadel­phi­ain­de­pen­ 35 N. Third St., 267.773.7316. Map 1, K4 SCAR­LETT AL­LEY— This charm­ing gift bou­tique is a gal’s dream, of­fer­ing a se­lec­tion of beau­ti­ful jewelry, hand­bags, leather goods, fra­grances, lotions, sta­tionery and home ac­ces­sories. M noon-5 pm, Tu-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon- 5 pm. www.scar­let­tal­ 241 Race St., 215.592.7898. Map 1, K4 TOWN­HOME— This so­phis­ti­cated shop car­ries stylish gifts for him, her, baby and home. The care­fully edited se­lec­tion in­cludes cool note cards, hip cof­fee ta­ble books, can­dles, jewelry, home ac­cents and adorable baby clothes and toys. M-Sa, 10 am6 pm.­home­on­ 1616 Wal­nut St., 215.972.5100. Map 1, H5 UR­BAN JUN­GLE— Plant lovers re­joice! This nurs­ery housed in­side a for­mer garage in­spires with ideas, ad­vice and the green­ery to cre­ate gar­dens in the city. Work­shops in­clude lessons on top­ics like cre­at­ing terrariums. M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F till 8 pm, Sa 9 am-8 pm, Su 9 am- 6 pm. www. ur­ban­jun­gle­ 1526 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.952.0811. Map 1, I8 UR­BAN PRINCESS BOU­TIQUE— This store is of­ten rec­og­nized as a top spot for one-of-a-kind, af­ford­able cloth­ing and gifts. In­side, shop prod­ucts by lo­cal ar­ti­sans, like or­ganic soaps and beauty prod­ucts, jewelry, hand­bags and cloth­ing. New in­ven­tory ar­rives al­most daily. M-Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.ur­ban­princess­bou­ 620 S. Fourth St., 267.909.8317. Map 1, K7

VERDE— A wide va­ri­ety of col­or­ful jewelry, ac­ces­sories, per­fume and whim­si­cal gifts fill this shop. Head to the rear to watch choco­latiers make Mar­cie Blaine ar­ti­sanal truf­fles, then se­lect a few treats to take home. M-Sa 11 am- 8 pm, Su noon6 pm. www.verde­philadel­ 108 S. 13th St., 215.546.8700. Map 1, I5 WORK­SHOP UN­DER­GROUND— Tak­ing queues from his pre­vi­ous gig at the Metropoli­tan Museum of Art, owner Ruben Luna sets up his shop like a museum. High-end artis­tic pieces seam­lessly mix in with af­ford­able knick-knacks. Come here for jewelry, ap­parel, home decor and gifts. W-Th noon-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm.­shop­un­der­ 1544 South St., 215.987.3534. Map 1, H6

Gourmet & Spe­cialty Foods

DI BRUNO BROTH­ERS— The orig­i­nal Ital­ian Mar­ket out­post of this Philly mecca for world-class cheese bus­tles day and night. At the Ch­est­nut Street lo­ca­tion, find a gourmet food em­po­rium with take­out panini, gelato and ad­di­tional spe­cialty items. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www.di­bruno. com. The Mar­ket at Com­cast Cen­ter, 1701 JFK Blvd., 215.531.5666. Map 1, G4; 1730 Ch­est­nut St., 215.665.9220. Map 1, G5; Ital­ian Mar­ket lo­ca­tion: 930 S. Ninth St., 215.922.2876. Map 1, J8; The Franklin, 834 Ch­est­nut St., 267.519.3115. GREEN AISLE GRO­CERY— A teeny tiny gro­cery store with an am­bi­tious stock of prod­ucts, in­clud­ing small-batch ar­ti­san goods from lo­cal and re­gional pur­vey­ors. Don’t miss the hum­mus from Za­hav, a lo­cal restau­rant run by a James Beard Award­win­ning chef. M-F noon-8 pm, Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www.greenaisle­gro­ 1618 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.465.1411. IOVINE BROTH­ERS PRO­DUCE— This ur­ban mar­ket was founded more than 15 years ago in the his­toric Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket, and con­tin­ues to pro­vide a won­der­ful se­lec­tion of lo­cal, do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional goods. M-Sa 8 am- 6 pm, Su 9 am5 pm. Read­ing Ter­mi­nal Mar­ket, 1136 Arch St., 215.928.4366. Map 1, I4 LORE’S CHOCO­LATES— While in the his­toric dis­trict, in­dulge your sweet tooth with this candy shop’s peanut but­ter balls, vanilla caramels and Lib­erty Bell-shaped choco­lates among other tasty se­lec­tions. M-F 9 am-5:30 pm, Sa 10 am4 pm. www.loreschoco­ 34 S. Sev­enth St., 215.627.3233. Map 1, J5 MOM’S OR­GANIC MAR­KET— This East Coast-based fam­ily-run chain started in 1987 and now counts stores in four states, plus Wash­ing­ton, D.C. The out­post in Philly stocks the gro­cer’s name­sake or­ganic foods, plus a veg­e­tar­ian eatery, a bee­keep­ing sec­tion and a beer growler fill­ing sta­tion. Daily 8 am-9 pm.­sor­gan­ic­mar­ 34 S. 11th St., 215.709.0022. Map 1, I5 ROCKET FIZZ— Feed your nos­tal­gia at this retro candy shop, of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from candy dots and whirly pops to bulk salt wa­ter taffy, plus, a va­ri­ety of soda se­lec­tions in fla­vors like ba­con, s’mores and mud pie. M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm,

Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.rock­et­ 302 Arch St., 215.650.3163. Map 1, K4 TEUSCHER CHOCO­LATES OF SWITZER­LAND— A bright, beau­ti­ful store fea­tur­ing gor­geous hand­made Swiss choco­lates and ex­quis­ite cham­pagne truf­fles. Fan­tasy pack­ages, gift wrap­ping, ship­ping and cus­tom or­ders avail­able. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.teuscher­philadel­ The Shops at The Belle­vue, 200 S. Broad St., 215.546.7600. Map 1, H5


ADORNAMENTI— This warm and invit­ing shop on An­tique Row car­ries a beau­ti­ful ar­ray of dis­tinc­tive jewelry, from del­i­cate pieces crafted with finely wrought sil­ver to op­u­lent neck­laces with semi­precious stones. M, W-Sa noon- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1106 Pine St., 215.922.2722. Map 1, I6 BELLA TURKA— The lo­cal own­ers of this jewelry shop reg­u­larly travel around the world in search of chic baubles, like gold coin neck­laces, cock­tail rings and chunky stone cuffs, and also of­fer funky items from se­lect do­mes­tic de­sign­ers. M-Sa 11 am- 8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.bel­ 113 S. 13th St., 215.560.8733. Map 1, I5; 1700 Sansom St., 215.560.8734. Map 1, G5 CALEB MEYER— Visit this shop for ex­quis­ite, hand­crafted gold and plat­inum jewelry and fine Amer­i­can crafts. Caleb Meyer of­fers cus­tom jewelry and gem buy­ing for set­ting in their orig­i­nal de­signs. Tu-F 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.caleb 8520 Ger­man­town Ave., 215.248.9250. LA­GOS— Philadel­phia-based jew­eler La­gos’ one-and-only flag­ship store has been a fix­ture, lo­cated just steps from Rit­ten­house Square. This jewel-box shop fea­tures award-win­ning col­lec­tions in ster­ling sil­ver and 18-kt. gold. Steven La­gos has been de­sign­ing beau­ti­ful pieces ac­cented with gem­stones, di­a­monds and pearls for 41 years. Friendly and knowl­edge­able staff makes the shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence a plea­sure. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm.­ 1735 Wal­nut St., 215.567.0770. Map 1, G5 MARYANNE S. RIT­TER JEW­EL­ERS— Open since 1909, this store’s ex­perts cre­ate cus­tom de­signs for fine di­a­monds and gem­stones, and of­fer qual­ity jewelry at af­ford­able prices. Look for a large se­lec­tion of cul­tured fresh­wa­ter and salt­wa­ter pearls. M-Tu and Th-F 10 am-5 pm, W 10 am- 6 pm, Sa noon-5 pm. www.maryan­nes­rit­ter­jew­el­ 704 Sansom St., 215.701.6255. Map 1, J5 TOURNEAU— This in­ter­na­tional brand of­fers more than 100 watch brands, in­clud­ing Cartier, Fer­rag­amo, Gucci, Mo­vado and 8,000 unique styles for men and women. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am6 pm. Plaza at King of Prus­sia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prus­sia, Pa., 610.491.8801. Map 4, A3

Sa­lons & Spas

EVIAMA LIFE SPA— At this holis­tic day spa near Rit­ten­house Square, you’ll find award-win­ning or­ganic fa­cials, mas­sages, wraps, wax­ing ser­vices and a beau­ti­ful bou­tique full of stylish, eco-friendly goods. Eviama is Penn­syl­va­nia’s only Dr. Hauschka skin care treat­ment cen­ter. M 11 am-7 pm, Tu-Th 10 am-7 pm, F 9 am-7 pm, Sa 9 am- 6 pm, Su 11 am6 pm. 109 S. 13th St., Sec­ond floor, 215.545.3344. Map 1, I4

FLOTA­TION PHILLY— This high-tech spa takes re­lax­ation to another level. En­ter the sen­sory-de­pri­va­tion tanks— en­closed cham­bers filled with 10 inches of Ep­som-salt wa­ter—and float for at least an hour. Have no fear—you can choose whether to float with the lights off or on (dimly). Mem­ber­ships from $39/month. Drop-ins from $59. Hours vary by ap­point­ment. Re­serve on­line. www.flota­tion­philly. com. 534 E. Gi­rard Ave., 609.923.1913. JUJU SPA & OR­GAN­ICS— A short stroll from South Street, this invit­ing spa spe­cial­izes in all-nat­u­ral skin care prod­ucts, non-toxic ma­nis-pedis, spa treat­ments and other pam­per­ing ser­vices. W, F 10 am-7 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www.ju­jusa­ Sa­lon, 713 S. Fourth St., 215.238.6080. Map 1, K7 MI CUMBIA ORGANICA— This top-rated nail sa­lon op­er­ated by a hus­band-and-wife team of­fers wa­ter- and soy-based prod­ucts for mani-pedis, foot mas­sages and Brazil­ian wax­ing. By ap­point­ment. M-Tu, F-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, W-Th 11 am-7 pm, Su 10 am- 4 pm. 328 S. 17th St., 215.735.7980. Map 1, G6 MOKO— In the heart of Old City, Moko is a one-stop beauty shop spe­cial­iz­ing in nat­u­ral treat­ments and prod­ucts. Ser­vices in­clude hair­care and styling, scalp treat­ments, fa­cials, wax­ing and makeup ap­pli­ca­tion. While you’re there, stock up on nat­u­ral soaps, skin­care and makeup. Su, Tu noon- 6 pm, W-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 55 N. Third St., 215.922. MOKO. Map 1, K4 THE NAIL BAR— Thanks to friendly ser­vice, clean en­vi­rons and com­pli­men­tary Cham­pagne or wine, ba­sic man­i­cures and pedi­cures feel like an in­dul­gence at this sec­ond-floor Rit­ten­house-area sa­lon. Ap­point­ments rec­om­mended, but walk-ins are wel­come. Tu-Th 10 am-7 pm, F 10 am-7:30 pm, Sa 10 am- 6:30 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. www.nail­barphila. com. 133 S. 18th St., 267.687.8117. Map 1, G5 RES­CUE SPA— This up­scale Euro­pean-style, con­tem­po­rary space spe­cial­izes in mas­sage ther­apy, detox­i­fi­ca­tion and mi­cro­der­mabra­sion. M-F 9 am8 pm, Sa 9 am-7 pm, se­lect Su 10-5 pm. www. res­­phia. 1601 Wal­nut St., third floor, 215.772.2766. Map 1, H5 TERME DI AROMA— Draw­ing on lessons from the an­cient Mediter­ranean world, Terme Di Aroma spe­cial­izes in aro­mather­apy and its ef­fects on the body’s health and well be­ing. Tu-F 11 am-8:30 pm, Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am- 4 pm. www.terme di­ 32 N. Third St., 215.829.9769. Map 1, K5


BEN­JAMIN LOVELL SHOES— Style and com­fort con­verge in ca­sual and dress shoes from de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Mephisto and UGG at two con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions. Rit­ten­house hours: M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm; Old City hours: M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.ben­jaminlovell­ 1728 Ch­est­nut St., 215.564.4655. Map 1, G5; 60 N. Third St., 215.238.1969. Map 1, K4 BUS STOP BOU­TIQUE— Bri­tish-born Elena Bren­nan has turned her Queen Vil­lage shop into a des­ti­na­tion for fash­ion­able shoes for both men and women. On his­toric Fab­ric Row, this hip shoe haven car­ries unique and comfy styles from hardto-find de­sign­ers. M-Sa 11 am- 6 pm, F 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.busstop­bou­ 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357. Map 1, K7

HEAD START SHOES— This lux­ury shoe store in Cen­ter City stocks the finest de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Fioren­tini + Baker, Del Carlo and Vic Matie. M-Tu 10 am- 6 pm, W-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.head­ 126 S. 17th St., 215.567.3247. Map 1, G5 LAP­STONE & HAM­MER— Kate Rohrer de­signed this only-in-Philadel­phia haven for sneak­er­heads. While the store’s col­lec­tion of well-tai­lored menswear, groom­ing prod­ucts and ac­ces­sories have re­ceived rave re­views, what truly com­mands at­ten­tion in this 4,000 square-feet space is its ex­ten­sive sneaker col­lec­tion. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.lap­stone­and­ham­ 1106 Ch­est­nut St., 215.592.9166. Map 1, I5 TO­BOX SHOES— This chic lo­cal men’s shop caters to the stylish and so­phis­ti­cated gen­tle­man with a great se­lec­tion of shoes, ac­ces­sories and leather goods. Shop the hippest brands you can’t find any­where else like John Lobb, Carmina, and Ran­court. M-Sa 9:30 am-7 pm, W till 8 pm. 1822 Ch­est­nut St., 215.644.9435. Map 1, G5

UBIQ— This trendy sneaker bou­tique fea­tures shoes by Puma and Nike SB, plus racks of ska­terin­spired threads from Stüssy. M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 1509 Wal­nut St., 215.988.0194. Map 1, H5

Shop­ping Cen­ters

THE BELLE­VUE PHILADEL­PHIA— In­side this his­toric 1904 Beaux Arts build­ing in Cen­ter City, you’ll find up­scale bou­tiques such as Tiffany & Co., Ni­cole Miller and Wil­liams-Sonoma. Din­ing op­tions vary from world-class restau­rants like XIX and The Palm to a gourmet food court. You’ll also find the state of the art The Sport­ing Club fit­ness fa­cil­ity and lux­u­ri­ous Hy­att at The Belle­vue. www.belle­vuephiladel­ 200 S. Broad St., 215.875.8350. Map 1, H5

CEN­TURY 21— Lo­cal fash­ion­istas have flipped for Man­hat­tan’s off-price de­signer depart­ment store— Philadel­phia’s out­post is the first and only lo­ca­tion out­side of New York and New Jersey. Snag on-trend cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories for men, women and chil­dren, and you won’t even make a dent in your wal­let. Plus, cos­met­ics, elec­tron­ics and house­wares. M-F 9 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. www.c21­s­ 821 Mar­ket St., 215.952.2121. Map 1, J5 KING OF PRUS­SIA MALL— The East Coast’s largest re­tail shop­ping com­plex in­cludes seven world­class depart­ment stores in­clud­ing Bloom­ing­dale’s, Lord & Tay­lor and Nord­strom, plus 400 spe­cialty shops like Tourneau and restau­rants. The mall is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from Routes 202, In­ter­state 76 and the Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.kingof­prus­sia 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prus­sia, Pa., 610.265.5727. Map 4, A3 THE MAR­KET & SHOPS AT COM­CAST CEN­TER— The Mar­ket & Shops at Com­cast Cen­ter is Cen­ter City’s des­ti­na­tion for shop­ping, din­ing and fresh foods to-go. High­lights in­clude Di Bruno Broth­ers, LaS­cala’s and Ter­mini Bros. Also look for re­tail shops such as Govberg Jew­el­ers. M-F 8 am-7 pm, Sa 8 am-5 pm. www.the­mar­ke­tand­shop­sat com­cast­cen­ 17th Street and JFK Blvd., 215.496.1810. Map 1, G4 SHOP PENN— On the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia cam­pus in Univer­sity City, find more than 75 na­tional and in­de­pen­dent re­tail­ers (Ur­ban Out­fit­ters, United By Blue, Ama­zon and Penn Book­store), plus top-notch din­ing choices, art gal­leries and ho­tels. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion.­sat­ 34th through 38th streets, Ch­est­nut to Spruce streets. Map 1, C5 to D6 THE SHOPS AT LIB­ERTY PLACE— This in­door, Cen­ter City shop­ping com­plex for fash­ion, jewelry, house­wares and more has 55 spe­cialty bou­tiques and in­ter­na­tional eater­ies. Re­tail­ers in­clude Bloom­ing­dale’s The Out­let Store, ALDO Shoes and J. Crew. Take in Philadel­phia from new at­trac­tion, One Lib­erty Ob­ser­va­tion Deck. M-Sa 9:30 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.shops atlib­ 1625 Ch­est­nut St., be­tween Lib­erty I and Lib­erty II of­fice tow­ers, 215.851.9055. Map 1, H5


EYESITE— Lo­cated near Rit­ten­house Square, this gallery-style op­ti­cal shop of­fers “museum-qual­ity” pre­scrip­tion eye­wear and sun­glasses by in­de­pen­dent mak­ers around the world. Find frames made of wood, horn, even leather and stone. Cus­tom work also avail­able. Tu-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa till 5 pm. 111 S. 18th St., 215.557.0757. Map 1, G5 PHILLY AIDS THRIFT— This non­profit founded in 2005 sells an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of do­nated items with pro­ceeds go­ing to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. M-Th 11 am- 8 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. www.phillyaid­ 710 S. Fifth St., 215.922.3186. Map 1, K7 PLEA­SURE CHEST— Lo­cated off Rit­ten­house Square since 1974, this adult bou­tique of­fers in­ti­mate toys and prod­ucts for men and women in­clud­ing lin­gerie. lu­bri­cants, bach­e­lorette good­ies, har­nesses, rab­bits and sen­sual nov­el­ties. The staff is dis­creet, knowl­edge­able and friendly and will cus­tom­ize ev­ery shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm. www.plea­surech­est­ 2039 Wal­nut St., 215.561.7480. Map 1, G5

Sport­ing Goods & Ap­parel

MITCHELL & NESS— The flag­ship store of this worl­drenowned sports-gear provider of­fers more than 1,600 au­then­tic styles of vin­tage jer­seys, hats, warm-ups, jack­ets and so much more. Sports fans should take a turn through the store just to see the museum-qual­ity mem­o­ra­bilia. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.mitchel­land­ 1201 Ch­est­nut St., 267.273.7622. Map 1, I5

NOC­TUR­NAL SKATE SHOP— One of the Philadel­phia skate scene’s go-to sup­ply stops and hang­outs, opened in 2000 by X Games gold medal­ist Kerry Getz. Skaters will find clothes, shoes, decks, trucks, wheels and ev­ery man­ner of skate ac­ces­sory. M-Th noon- 8 pm, F noon-9 pm, Sa 11 am9 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.noc­tur­nal­skateshop. com. 533 South St., 215.922.3177. Map 1, J7 SHIBE VIN­TAGE SPORTS— Founded by lo­cal sports en­thu­si­asts, this store fea­tures retro-style shirts and hats ap­peal­ing to the fash­ion-for­ward sports fan. The re­tailer’s Orig­i­nals line uti­lizes the tal­ents of lo­cal artists and screen print­ers. World­wide ship­ping avail­able. www.shibev­in­tage­s­ 137 S. 13th St., 215.566.2511. Map 1, I5

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