Bebe retail stores offer a range of woman's clothing that are fun and fashionable and apt for any occasion. From boot cut pants, denims to skirts for everyday wear, to jackets and blazers for corporate attire, they have it all. In fact, the collection is updated regularly to reflect the current trends and styles. You can also pick-up some chic, bohemian, sporty, eye-catching accessories and trendy shoes that add style to your personality. Bebe merchandise are a runaway success with designs that appeal to the youth.
This legendary store, Tiffany & Co., features some of the finest jewelry in the world. Here you can also find breathtaking crystal, flatware, chinaware, silverware, timepieces and fine diamond, gold, platinum, and gemstone jewelry. Shop for engagement rings and anniversary presents, or something special for a newborn baby. Anything wrapped in Tiffany's signature blue box is sure to be considered an heirloom that the recipient will treasure for generations.
This store features women's clothing and home furnishings in a soft, romantic light. The fashions sport a Sixties flower feel with lots of primary colors and floral patterns and floppy hats. The home furnishings tend to have a faux-aged look, many with rustic white wood and chipped metal finishes. The soaps are rich and creamy, sometimes so decorative it seems wrong to tear the lovely tissue paper wrappers off. The selection is varied and plentiful.
Stiletto is about style; from the muted walls and thick drapes to the winding staircase and curved leather benches, this is a small corner shop that selects its stock carefully. The shoes come from lines like BCBG, Donald J. Pliner and Bebe; the look here includes shoes for everything from a court appearance to an inauguration party but not for a trip to the supermarket. On the accessories side, there are such things as handmade beaded purses for packing your cell phone on the way to the ball. While there are no men's shoes here, they do provide small pastries and soft drinks.
For the best fit and the right style-Head Start Shoes. There are a considerable number of women's shoe stores in Philadelphia, this shop is among the very few considered essential stops for high-end footwear. It carries many Italian designers, plus such American labels as Costume National. While women's shoes predominate, the shop carries a good selection of high-end men's footwear, predominately Italian. At Head Start Shoes, you can buy a gift certificate which is a perfect gift for any occasion.
Classic Antiques, located along Antique Row in Center City Philadelphia, is a direct importer of 18th and 19th century French and European antiques. There is also a large selection of country French furniture. Classic Antiques also carries an impressive line of mirrors and accessories.
There are a lot of places to buy kitchen equipment in town, but Fante's is probably the largest. It's been in the Italian Market for a long time. This is handy if you've just bought a grouper and some shallots in the Market and need a new Calphalon pan to cook them in, or if you've just moved to town and forgot to bring the old family spatula. They also have a decent coffee and tea department, where you can buy beans, leaves, pots and espresso cups, or just order an espresso to go. A good souvenir item is a cookbook of local recipes. There are about five different books available here. Mail order is available through their web site.
One of the best stores in the Italian Farmer's Market recently opened this cheese shop by Rittenhouse Square. There is probably no better selection of cheeses, olives or cured meats on this side of Broad Street. (This part of town isn't famous for its cheese shops.) It's not just Italian food. Stilton, Wembley, Etorka, Mahon, Gouda;everything you couldn't get in a Monty Python sketch. If you're curious about anything you see, they give samples to nibble. It gets very crowded on Saturday. Mail order and cheese-preservation tips are available through their web site.
The Basic Black Bookshop features contemporary fiction and non-fiction, and children's titles. The Basic Black Bookshop also serves as a focal point for the African-American community, offering lectures, workshops, book signings and children's programming.
Beautiful Beads carries ladies evening wear and formal attire as well as ready-to-wear suits and tuxedos for men. Clothing for sizes from 2-26 is available and alterations and custom work can be done on short notice. Perfect for ladies attending weddings, balls, or other gala events. Apparel can be rented or purchased. Located in the Rittenhouse Square district and is also called Caroline Cordel Corp.
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