Skyrocketing toward the apogee of the fashion world, Paula Hian originals have been worn by such stars as Jennifer Aniston and Christine Baranski. A brilliant barrage of color or elegant subtlety combine with only the finest fabric to create dresses, evening wear or career wear that is innovative, smart and plain out stunning.
The Magnifique-Balloons and Flowers provides party decorations for both private and commercial affairs, with balloons, flowers, custom artwork and invitations, as well as linens and other fine decorations. It has received Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" ward for balloon art.
Sure you've heard of Jeweler's Row or maybe even Antiques Row, but Fabric Row? It does exist, and has acted as a resource for local art students and decorators for years. Over 15 fabric shops feature everything from unique buttons to imported silks, as well as other necessary textiles needed by designers (whether by career or at heart!). If you don't have any sewing skills, though, fabric row can still be a highlight of your Philadelphia shopping experience. Many merchants also sell their crafts in the nearby shops, so you're sure to find one-of-a-kind and custom goods for those with discriminating taste.
The American tradition of quilting goes back to the earliest Colonial days. What started as a necessity, fashioning blankets out of any scraps of cloth available, became a folk art that reflects the times and family heritage of every place and period where it flourishes. Finkel specializes in these ornate time capsules, with quilts, samplers and related items.
Barsky Diamonds has been family-owned and operated for a century. A Philadelphia based company, the aim here is on online sales of the best quality diamonds and fine jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is custom designed, but still offered at a reasonable price. The website is quite informative and tells one all they need to know about a girls best friend. With the world getting more and net-savvy, your diamond is just a click away! But to see the sparkle of these beautiful glittering stones, you need to see them for yourself!
This Victorian historic landmark was the old Stock Exchange, and now it's been transformed into a modern collection of shops and eateries. The food court has everything from gourmet coffee to the famous Philly cheese steak. The shops carry everything from Liberty Bell souvenirs to fashion ensembles. Located on Independence Hall, the Bourse also has a performance space and a Mexican restaurant.
For more than 45 years, Safian and Rudolph have been noted for their countless styles of diamond engagement and anniversary rings. They have been one of Philadelphia's leading purveyors of all forms of gemstone jewelry at discount prices. Custom settings can be created for any type of stone. Repairs and adjustments done on site. Located just one block from Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center on historic Jewelers' Row (Sansom Street between 7th and 8th Streets).
Liberty Bells, Independence Hall postcards, Founding Father figurines, flags, pins, dishes and other collectibles that have anything to do with Philadelphia is here. This is where the tourists go to bring back a memento from their Philadelphia experience. A full selection of Asher's chocolates and candies are also available. Corporate accounts are welcome. Perfect for providing the local flavor needed for your city theme event. Conveniently located in the historic district and adjacent to shopping and restaurants.
Philadelphia's Jeweler's Row is like a toy store for grown women (and the men who shop for them). This section glitters with diamonds in every storefront, and notable names - such as Philly-famous Steven Singer - on every corner. Since there is such a wide selection, you're more likely to find a great deal, but this isn't the place you want to go for casual perusing. Salesmen often stand out front trying to lure customers in, and will suffocate you with selections if you even glance their way. Come prepared with either a thick wallet or thick skin if you decide Jeweler's Row is your shopping destination!
Since the 1960s, A House of Our Own has been a legendary place to find books on politics, history, sociology and multicultural topics. It's an old-fashioned store: quiet, with classical music playing softly, teetering stacks of books in the aisles, and high shelves that can be reached only by a rolling ladder. Guest speakers stop in to talk about their books. Students stop in to get a different perspective on their class work at the University of Pennsylvania, across the street.
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Liberty Bells, Independence Hall postcards, Founding Father figurines, flags, pins,
dishes and other collectibles that have anything to do with Philadelphia is here. This is where the tourists go to bring back a memento from their Philadelphia experience. A ...
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