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Philadelphia has no shortage of great clothing boutiques, but what if you're in the market for a taxidermy duckling, nightmarish dolls, or rare roots for magic potions? Running the gamut from quirky to macabre, each of these 10 Philly stores offers a shopping experience unlike any other in the city. Hold on tight—sh*t's about to get weird.


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1. Anastacia's Antiques

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617 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 928-9111
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Where else in the city will you find carefully curated Victoria-era antiques displayed alongside creepy taxidermy?

2. Eyes Gallery

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402 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-0193
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Dedicated to Latin American crafts and folk art, this South Street mainstay is three levels of vibrantly-colored awesome.

3. The Franklin Institute

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222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-1200
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Go for the freeze-dried ice cream , walk out with a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Science!

4. Harry's Occult & Spiritual Supplies

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1238 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 735-8262
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Open since 1917, Harry's Occult Shop is the oldest store of its kind in the nation. Expect everything you need for spell-casting, eg essential oils, Tarot cards, crystal balls, and a variety of roots and herbs.

5. Henri David's Halloween

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1329 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-7711
This off-the-radar store is a spooky lair of fine antique jewelry tucked among sneering gargoyles and grandfather clocks.

6. Mütter Museum

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19 S 22nd St
Philadelpha, PA 19103-3097
(215) 563-3737
Gifts at the Mutter gift shop reflect the medical museum's freaky, cringe-inducing exhibits. Think cojoined twin cookie cutters and soap based on the museum's famous Soap Lady.

7. NicNacs4Peanuts

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312 East Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 970-4213
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On the menu at this Kensington shop? Antique furniture, old signage, and dolls so terrifying, you'll want to pee your pants.

8. Pierre's Costumes

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211 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-7121
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Housing over a million original costumes over a full city block, Pierre's has been in the costume biz since 1943, and it's open year-round.

9. Professor Ouch's Bizarre Bazaar & Odditorium

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720 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 962-0636
You can never quite know what you'll find at this store, but you can anticipate an eclectic mix of pop culture collectibles, ephemera, and if you're lucky, maybe even a pig in a jar.

10. Requiem Curiosity Shop

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603 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-1225
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This South Street store satiates a fascination with the macabre via a selection of taxidermy animals, skeleton jewelry, antique medical equipment, and embalmed kittens in jars.

1. Anastacia's Antiques

617 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Where else in the city will you find carefully curated Victoria-era antiques displayed alongside creepy taxidermy?
617 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

2. Eyes Gallery

402 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Dedicated to Latin American crafts and folk art, this South Street mainstay is three levels of vibrantly-colored awesome.
402 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

3. The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Go for the freeze-dried ice cream , walk out with a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Science!
222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Harry's Occult & Spiritual Supplies

1238 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Open since 1917, Harry's Occult Shop is the oldest store of its kind in the nation. Expect everything you need for spell-casting, eg essential oils, Tarot cards, crystal balls, and a variety of roots and herbs.
1238 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. Henri David's Halloween

1329 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This off-the-radar store is a spooky lair of fine antique jewelry tucked among sneering gargoyles and grandfather clocks.
1329 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

6. Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St, Philadelpha, PA 19103-3097
Gifts at the Mutter gift shop reflect the medical museum's freaky, cringe-inducing exhibits. Think cojoined twin cookie cutters and soap based on the museum's famous Soap Lady.
19 S 22nd St
Philadelpha, PA 19103-3097

7. NicNacs4Peanuts

312 East Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
On the menu at this Kensington shop? Antique furniture, old signage, and dolls so terrifying, you'll want to pee your pants.
312 East Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

8. Pierre's Costumes

211 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Housing over a million original costumes over a full city block, Pierre's has been in the costume biz since 1943, and it's open year-round.
211 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

9. Professor Ouch's Bizarre Bazaar & Odditorium

720 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
You can never quite know what you'll find at this store, but you can anticipate an eclectic mix of pop culture collectibles, ephemera, and if you're lucky, maybe even a pig in a jar.
720 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

10. Requiem Curiosity Shop

603 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
This South Street store satiates a fascination with the macabre via a selection of taxidermy animals, skeleton jewelry, antique medical equipment, and embalmed kittens in jars.
603 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147