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This is the face of someone who's completed his holiday shopping. Image credit: Michael Oxman/Henry A. Davidsen
This is the face of someone who's completed his holiday shopping. Image credit: Michael Oxman/Henry A. Davidsen

Six Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Spots From a Style Expert

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This is the face of someone who's completed his holiday shopping. Image credit: Michael Oxman/Henry A. Davidsen

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Like a tinsel-crested tidal wive, Christmas is fast approaching, and if you don't shop fast, you'll be solely responsible for the unhappiness of the poor, gift-less saps left in its wake. We're being overdramatic, but seriously, it's in a few days, so hurry the heck up. If it's gift inspiration you seek, then read on: We asked style expert Michael Oxman of Spruce Street's Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants to tell us his favorite Philly stores for last minute gift shopping. Find all six shops after the jump.


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1. Blue Sole Shoes

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1805 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 496-9244
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Great local business that sells high-end, fashionable men's shoes, socks, and other accessories. Ask for Steve!

2. Tselaine

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1927 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 301-4752
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Awesome place for women's gifts. Fun hats, gloves, scarves, and jewelry, much of which is locally made. They usually have a few cool pairs of cufflinks, too.

3. Verde

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108 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-8700
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Another great local business for women's gifts: handbags, hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry. They also share a space with Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, so you can get some locally-made chocolate there, too.

4. 2B Groomed

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270 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-3505
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Jahmal does great old-school shaves, which makes a great gift for a guy. He also sells Truefitt & Hill fragrances; one whiff of that Sandalwood and you won't walk out without purchasing.

5. Cole Haan

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1600 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-5801
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Fun, well-made shoes and leather accessories for guys. If you're getting your girlfriend a handbag, this is the place to go.

6. Duke & Winston Showroom

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633 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 639-5594
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Seun makes great polos, t-shirts, and other amazing casual wear for men. In a stroke of genius, he even sells dog hoodies now.

1. Blue Sole Shoes

1805 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Great local business that sells high-end, fashionable men's shoes, socks, and other accessories. Ask for Steve!
1805 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Tselaine

1927 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Awesome place for women's gifts. Fun hats, gloves, scarves, and jewelry, much of which is locally made. They usually have a few cool pairs of cufflinks, too.
1927 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Verde

108 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Another great local business for women's gifts: handbags, hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry. They also share a space with Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, so you can get some locally-made chocolate there, too.
108 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

4. 2B Groomed

270 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Jahmal does great old-school shaves, which makes a great gift for a guy. He also sells Truefitt & Hill fragrances; one whiff of that Sandalwood and you won't walk out without purchasing.
270 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Cole Haan

1600 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fun, well-made shoes and leather accessories for guys. If you're getting your girlfriend a handbag, this is the place to go.
1600 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Duke & Winston Showroom

633 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Seun makes great polos, t-shirts, and other amazing casual wear for men. In a stroke of genius, he even sells dog hoodies now.
633 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123