Best of Philly

Best Shopping Event

2016 BEST Barn Sale

Life’s Patina

Imagine if Terrain and Restoration Hardware had a European baby and you’ve got Life’s Patina,a 19th-century barn that’s packed with a jaw-dropping spread of salvaged and restored furniture and home goods. While the barn is open by appointment year-round, the seasonal sales are what you really should go for, with ticketed, catered preview parties the night before so you can get first dibs. (Psst: There’s one next month!).

1750 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA | 610-952-2254 | Website


2016 BEST In-Store Events

Art in the Age

116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come First Friday, the tastefully rugged boutique transforms into a legitimate scene, complete with seasonal cocktails, boozy confections, and an art installation or pop-up shop courtesy of Philly’s most creative souls. Read more »

2010 BEST Shopping Event

Art Star Craft Bazaar

The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Each spring, we gladly brave the concrete heat of Penn’s Landing to check out the 150 or so artisans selling the coolest presents we’ve ever laid eyes on. Now in its sixth year, Art Star cops to being a craft show, but feels like a shopping bonanza of handmade stationery, irresistible knickknacks, and a bunch… Read more »