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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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Anastacia's Antiques

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Where else in the city will you find carefully curated Victoria-era antiques displayed alongside creepy taxidermy?

Eyes Gallery

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

The Franklin Institute

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Go for the freeze-dried ice cream , walk out with a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Science!

Harry's Occult & Spiritual Supplies

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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.

Henri David's Halloween

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This off-the-radar store is a spooky lair of fine antique jewelry tucked among sneering gargoyles and grandfather clocks.

Mütter Museum

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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.

NicNacs4Peanuts

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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.

Pierre's Costumes

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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.

Professor Ouch's Bizarre Bazaar & Odditorium

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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.

Requiem Curiosity Shop

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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.

Anastacia's Antiques

Where else in the city will you find carefully curated Victoria-era antiques displayed alongside creepy taxidermy?

Eyes Gallery

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

The Franklin Institute

Go for the freeze-dried ice cream , walk out with a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Science!

Harry's Occult & Spiritual Supplies

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.

Henri David's Halloween

This off-the-radar store is a spooky lair of fine antique jewelry tucked among sneering gargoyles and grandfather clocks.

Mütter Museum

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.

NicNacs4Peanuts

On the menu at this Kensington shop? Antique furniture, old signage, and dolls so terrifying, you'll want to pee your pants.

Pierre's Costumes

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.

Professor Ouch's Bizarre Bazaar & Odditorium

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.

Requiem Curiosity Shop

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.