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Philadelphia has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around Philly that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Image credit: Stacey Borden-Bartholetti
Stacey Borden-Bartholetti, owner of East Passyunk's Era Atomica, a vintage shop specializing in mid-century vintage finds, practices what she preaches: "It would be hypocritical to own such a store and not live a recycled life—and I do!" she promises. "I'm always on the hunt for anything vintage, second-hand, handmade, or items for DIY projects to use in my own home and daily living." Here, Borden-Bartholetti dishes on her favorite Philly-area shopping spots, where she scores everything from air plants to bargain-priced Marc Jacobs.
· Era Atomica [Official Site]