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- Stadler-Kahn scarves are knitted in New York City from Italian merino wool.
- Stadler returns from his travels with “things he likes” and is constantly searching for anything “freakish or gorgeous or both.”
- Ribbons and other shop notions.
- Soaps and candles comprise the boutique's "pharmacy."
- The fully-stocked bar cart has everything you need for a nightcap, except the booze.
After opening on June 1, Stadler-Kahn, the gift boutique from Philly textile designer/What Willie Wore author Alexander Stadler has quickly carved its niche as Rittenhouse Square's first "elevated five & dime." The store sits underneath the Joseph Fox Bookshop at 1724 Sansom Street. It offers a steadily changing collection of fine and decorative arts "inspired by Alex's appreciation for the intersection of design and humor," according to a release.
Because nothing beats the convenience of one-stop shopping, we've got the store on our radar for this-coming holiday season; it offers everything from furniture, toys, and soap to imported stationery, new and vintage jewelry and clothing, glassware, and ceramics. But in our opinion, the real standout is Stadler's collection of brightly-colored knitted scarves. Designed by the storeowner, the Italian merino wool scarves are inspired by Stadler's drawings and manufactured in NYC. Hint, hint, Santa.
· stadler-Kahn [Official Site]