When The Papery moved away from their spot on North 3rd Street, they left the Old City neighborhood with a major need for stationary. So Scarlett Alley, the well-loved gift, accessory, home and registry boutique located just down the street from the Papery’s old digs, has come to the rescue and filled that void with a brand new array of stationery products.
Now, when a bride steps into Scarlett Alley, in addition to all the lovely pieces for the home she’ll want to register for, and all of the covetable bridal accessories (Colette Malouf headpieces, Whiting & Davis clutches, Hanky Panky lace bridal camis), she will find everything from “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” cards to journals, guest books and honeymoon scrapbooks.
Owner Liz Scarlett says the shop's wedding-related stationery was always popular, but that since now more than ever, it's flying off the shelves, she wants to carry even more specialized stationery items to meet the need of her customers. The shower, engagement, and wedding cards and thank-you notes and boxed invitations are still there, but they're now joined by table numbers from Mr. Boddington Studio, “Will you be my ____?” cards from local Philly designer Little Pearl Designs, and Moleskin wedding journals and guest books. (We are particularly in love with the “Advice for the Mr. & Mrs.” Coasters from Hortense B. Hewitt (pictured), and the “I do” table banner by Tin Parade.)
So when you go in for your registry appointment (which involves a champagne toast—we're just saying), be sure to take a look around at all the new goods. You just might find that little extra something for your Big Day.