The flagship store of the renowned women's apparel company is right in the heart of Center City's Rittenhouse Row, a great place to spend the afternoon, with plenty of shops and restaurants from which to choose. Completely renovated, the elegant Walnut Street Jones New York store carries the most recent fashions from the collection: Jones New York, Jones New York Sport, Jones New York Suit, and Jones & Co.
Pennsylvania levies less tax on cigarettes than many of the surrounding states in the region, there is a lot to be saved by buying here. Zippo lighters, tobacco cases and other smoking accessories are also available. For travelers who grow weary of spending upwards of five dollars on a pack of cigarettes and getting little change in return, Grimm's Variety Smokers Outlet offers a solution. Cartons of premium brands such as Marlboro, Camels and Winstons are guaranteed to be in stock and sold at state minimum prices. Located in Northeast Philadelphia about two miles away from Center City, near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
Located three blocks east of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Market Place East is a blend of shops and restaurants in a renovated historic building. Major tenants include Ross Dress for Less and Dress Barn. The lower level features a food court with atrium setting. Enjoy lunch at Au Bon Pain, Dunkin Donuts, Pagano's Market, Pagano's Pizza, China Pagoda and Bankers Cafeteria.
Tucked away in the enclaves of South Philly lies a den of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine known as Bitar's. The Brothers Bitar prepare falafels, shish-kabobs, gyros, kafta(ground lamb and spices) and other items prepared on pita bread. Authentic imported ingredients are used and are available to take home in the marketplace first and restaurant second establishment. Simple sidewalk tables and a few tables inside provide for a casual lunch. Many customers get their selections for take out.
Tucked into the southeastern corner of the Reading Terminal Market, Iovine's carries a small but select group of organic greens, herbs, roots, radishes, endive, and other leafy delights. Iovine Brothers Produce is also one of the only places in the area to get fresh organic eggs. There is a good deal of macrobiotic produce on hand as well. Fruit is the only item that is not pesticide and chemical free. Located under the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the market is filled with other fresh produce sellers, delis, bakeries, and prepared foods.
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.
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.
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.
Show of Hands, located along Antique Row in Center City Philadelphia, carries an impressive and unique collection of contemporary crafts and jewelry. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and limited editions by juried professional artisans. Original craft works include glass, ceramic, metal, and textiles. Special Craft Exhibits on a monthly basis.
Why Be Board? brings out the kid in everyone. You won't be able to resist spinning a top or bringing a puppet to life in this playful store. Puzzles, board games such as I Love Lucy Trivia and Scooby-Doo, and model airplane and car sets line the walls. Other adult games include favorites such as How to Plan a Murder and How to Plan a Mystery. You'll find antique marble sets, paper dolls, 3D jigsaw puzzles, fun magnets, coin collecting maps and logic games. Select from collector items such as Betty Boop musical jewelry box or Curious George lunch pals. If you leave this quaint little store empty-handed, you'll at least leave with a smile.
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