With such a challenging year for our community, and more uncertain days to come, our team has put together a list of local businesses you can support in your holiday shopping this year.
Located in Fishtown, this shop offers a collection of apparel and home goods that tell a unique story. Plus, it’s all sourced from local designers and artisans!
Fashion Statement Boutique
This trendy Bryn Mawr boutique offers a wide range of chic apparel to carry you from work, to play, to lounge.
Harvey Oak Mercantile
Offering a perfectly curated collection sourced from local and national artisans, this Swarthmore store has a gift for everyone. From apparel and jewelry to decor and beauty items, you’re sure to find something special.
For the bride-to-be Chick is the wedding destination! With a variety of gifts, apparel, and accessories, you’ll find a perfectly unique wedding prep gift at this Old City shop.
Walter Pine Floral Studio
Owned and operated by a couple of local artists, this is one of the city’s newest floral shops. They create unique arrangements in a different way by exploring colors and textures to express a narrative through florals and greens.
Handcrafted for the unapologetic vodka drinker, this locally distilled vodka offers a smooth taste earning them the esteemed reign of America’s best handcrafted vodka. If vodka isn’t really their thing don’t worry, they make a mean bourbon too.
Lapstone and Hammer
This Rittenhouse store sources quality apparel and footwear from creators of all kinds. Centered on quality craftsmanship, they source only professional items that bring their vendor’s passion to life.
This King of Prussia cigar lounge offers a unique club setting with membership options. They also carry a wide variety of premier cigars carefully sourced from regions around the world.
Founded by 2 city locals, this South Philly store specializes in apparel and swag to support the “Philadelphia Lifestyle,” perfect for the big Philly guy.
For the Kids
Primp and Play
A place where pampering and quality time with kids collide! Primp and play is a family spa where you can relax over a spa treatment with the little ones, or set them up with a craft while you enjoy some “you time.” They have locations in both Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Located on Rittenhouse Square, this clothing and gift boutique has a wide range of options for baby and kids up to age 12. Their buyers pride themselves on curating a collection of options based on the latest fashion trends from across the country.
Tildie’s Toy Box
This Passyunk toy store focuses on gender neutral toys & books aimed to engage children in play through imagination, creativity, and exploration.
This children’s boutique located in Chestnut Hill offers a collection of whimsical clothing, decor, and games inspired by the colorful Pippi Longstocking. They specialize in one of a kind creations and are able to customize orders to meet your needs.
For the Bookworm
A Novel Idea
Open just over a year, this independently owned and operated bookshop focuses on supporting local artists and authors.
For the Foodie
This Rittenhouse Square BYOB specializes in modern Italian cuisine for dinner or a delightful Sunday brunch.
A rough yet rustic vibe abounds in this Center City watering hole offering American classics with a modern twist.
Spot Gourmet Burgers
With roots as a food cart this scratch-made burger joint serves up quality food. More than that, owner Josh Kim, has been working to give back to the community providing meals to families and workers who have been affected directly by the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Monkey & The Elephant Cafe
Philadelphia’s first and only non-profit coffee shop, M&E works to break the cycle of poverty for former foster youth by employing these teens and adults who bake and brew all the products.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Wood-fired Italian in a retro-rustic setting, Wm offers a sophisticated seasonal menu with unique flavors.
For the one with a Sweet Tooth
The Bakeshop on 20th
Our favorite small batch bakery, this little shop offers a unique menu that changes with the seasons and uses only local ingredients. From sweet to savory they have the right treat for everyone — we recommend their Brookie!
With South Philly Roots, this Ambler confectionery is a modern take on the olde candy shoppe. They have a variety of traditional and new candies and offer a number of gift baskets, making your shopping trip quick and simple.
Anthony’s Italian Coffee & Chocolate House
Located in the 9th Street Italian Market, this shop has been owned and operated by the Anastasio family for 4 generations. They have a large assortment of chocolates and cookies available by the pound or as an assorted gift basket.
For your Home
JRB Fine Linens
Sourcing fabrics from high-end suppliers, JRB offers the finest quality for your window treatments, dining area, or furniture. You can also get completely customized linens to fit perfectly within your home’s current decor.
J Thom Design
Hoping to renovate in 2021? J Thom Design offers a wide range of interior palettes from modern to traditional all crafted with signature materials certain to create the warm feeling we’ve come to appreciate in our homes this year.
If you’re looking to create a custom design element to your home look no further than Cavo. Specializing in custom fabrication, they can handle anything from a new dining room table to outdoor patio elements.