After a great recommendation from Seamsters about a home shop in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia called P.A.D, I decided to take a stroll around this up-and-coming area this weekend. This area reminds me of old Williamsburg, Brooklyn before the rents got crazy high…sort of industrial feel with a mix of chic shops. Here are some of the fun shops I came across…
Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
An quaint shop with a really nice mix of modern & old-fashion decor…they sell custom-made cakes, as well as ready-made cookies, cupcakes, and Apple Brown Betties. All of the baked goods have great names – most named after women the owners knew or are related to. With names like “Hattie Don’t Play”, “Hey Thelma”, and “Ask Rose” – each baked good really does feel like it has it’s own personality. See more at Brown Betty’s website…
WHAT + WHERE: Brown Betty Dessert Boutique ~ 1030 North 2nd Street, No. 601 on Liberties Walk, Philadelphia ~ 215 629 0999
The homewares shop which brought me to this section of of Philly, really was a gem with a mix of modern & vintage home accessories. I didn’t take any of my own photos, but here’s a glimpse from the P.A.D. site…
WHAT + WHERE: P.A.D. ~ 804 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia ~ 215 925 4005
I’ve seen Art Star’s website many times and was delighted to come across the actual shop in person. This great little boutique has a mix of clothing, accessories, handmade crafts (from some of your most loved crafting bloggers!) and an ever-changing gallery of artwork.
WHAT + WHERE: Art Star ~ 1030 N. 2nd Street, Unit 301, Philadelphia ~ 215 238 1557
A luxe vintage furniture shop with great goods for the collector and wanna-be collector alike. There’s no website, but check out their cool business card for a bit of inspiration…
WHAT + WHERE: Vintage Modern, 906 2nd Street, Philadelphia ~ 215 238 1997
Lost + Found
I found this card at another shop, but did not make it to the actual store and have no idea what it is. Either way, the card is cool and will give me a reason to go back and see what the store is all about….
WHAT + WHERE: Lost + Found, 133 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia ~ 215 928 1311