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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.

Old City's The Geisha House

Tessa J. Kennedy's passion for contemporary and historical jewelry inspires her classic yet trendy jewelry line, New Histories. When she's not taking you through the history of the world through accessories, this young designer enjoys hunting down cool indie art, vintage furniture, and cute boho dresses. Keep reading as Kennedy reveals six of her favorite Philly shopping haunts.


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1. Arcadia Boutique

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819 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 667-8099
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Arcadia has great merchandise that fits my style perfectly, but I mainly go to sift through their well-curated vintage clothing. They were also one of the first Philly boutiques to carry New Histories Jewelry!

2. Geisha House

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149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 886-8110
When I need a modern and effortless look, I visit The Geisha House. I love their contemporary, fun summer dresses in bright colors. This boutique will carry my jewelry line in the fall.

3. Mid Century Furniture Warehouse

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1701 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(267) 934-4218
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Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse opens its doors to the public only two times per month. Every time I go, I find AMAZING vintage furniture and random wall art. It's only a block away from my studio at the Paper Box, and I peek in everyday to admire the gorgeous inventory.

4. Omoi Zakka Shop

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1608 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-0963
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I love this shop's quirkiness. Here, you can find cute stationery, and they have the sweetest little case filled with moss and Dear Swallow jewelry pieces.

5. Third Street Habit

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153 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-5455
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This boutique is boho done right. Every piece in the store feels handpicked and special. I especially love their denim options and great mix of jewels.

6. Vox Populi

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319 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-1236
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Vox Populi is a nonprofit artist collective that supports the work of under-represented artists. I love coming here to find cool indie artwork that I know no one else will have. It’s also great to know the profits from my purchases are going straight to local artists.

1. Arcadia Boutique

819 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Arcadia has great merchandise that fits my style perfectly, but I mainly go to sift through their well-curated vintage clothing. They were also one of the first Philly boutiques to carry New Histories Jewelry!
819 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

2. Geisha House

149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
When I need a modern and effortless look, I visit The Geisha House. I love their contemporary, fun summer dresses in bright colors. This boutique will carry my jewelry line in the fall.
149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. Mid Century Furniture Warehouse

1701 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse opens its doors to the public only two times per month. Every time I go, I find AMAZING vintage furniture and random wall art. It's only a block away from my studio at the Paper Box, and I peek in everyday to admire the gorgeous inventory.
1701 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

4. Omoi Zakka Shop

1608 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
I love this shop's quirkiness. Here, you can find cute stationery, and they have the sweetest little case filled with moss and Dear Swallow jewelry pieces.
1608 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Third Street Habit

153 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
This boutique is boho done right. Every piece in the store feels handpicked and special. I especially love their denim options and great mix of jewels.
153 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Vox Populi

319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Vox Populi is a nonprofit artist collective that supports the work of under-represented artists. I love coming here to find cool indie artwork that I know no one else will have. It’s also great to know the profits from my purchases are going straight to local artists.
319 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107