Shopping Small in Philly

Shopping Small in Philly

Where does a local small business owner do her holiday shopping?

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are a few of my favorite locally owned shops.


Workshop Underground

1544 South Street

I wandered into this shop for the first time last week, and I left with gifts for my husband, sister, mom, and aunts. I immediately emailed my husband, "FYI, I like everything in this store." Shop here for delicate jewelry, cozy accessories, and contemporary homeware.  


Omoi Zakka Shop

41 S. 3rd Street and 1608 Pine Street

I always find new treasures at their Old City shop. This perfectly packaged amaryllis makes a great hostess gift. For something cozy and whimsical, there's this giant SCARF scarf. Check out their stationery, accessories, and home goods.


Duross and Langel

117 S. 13th Street

This is my go-to shop for luxury bath products. Everything is handmade locally of all natural ingredients. The Eucalyptus Steam Pouches are a refreshing treat when I have a winter cold, and I give them to everyone. I also love the Sugar Scrub in Lemon Verbena for super-soft skin. Now that I'm 32 weeks pregnant, I swear by the Belly Balm. It's a perfect stocking stuffer for the mamas-to-be on your list.  



108 S. 13th Street

Right across from D&L is one of my favorite spots for women's gifts. This year I had a specific mission- outfit my North Carolinian winter-hating mother and sister with enough snuggly accessories to survive their visits to see my January baby. Mission accomplished. They also sell Barbuzzo's Salted Caramel Budinos for special occasions- yum! 


Art in the Age

116 N. 3rd Street

I can count on this place for the amateur bartenders in my life (my husband and brother.) The Old City shop just reopened after a renovation, and it's beautiful. I love to browse the vintage barware, artisanal bitters, and fancy ice cubes.





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