Market Report

Three New Kid-Centered Shops Just Opened Around Philly

Plus four more fashion trends we’re obsessing about right now.

Girls’ dresses from Egg | Photograph courtesy of Egg and Friends

New Shops for Cool Kids
Egg and Friends — which has a large selection of the Gwyneth Paltrow-approved hip-kid clothing line Egg, as well as other designers — has opened in Bryn Mawr (925 West Lancaster Avenue). Farther east on the Main Line, Haverford welcomes a charming new infant and toddler shop, cBOP, which in addition to clothes and shoes offers custom gift boxes (393 West Lancaster Avenue). Meanwhile, acclaimed Old City toy store Momo’s Tree House has opened a second location in Fitler Square (2207 South Street).


How to Make Flannel Stylish (Sorry, L.L. Bean)
Rittenhouse menswear line Commonwealth Proper is offering shoppers a four-shirt bundle deal on made-to-order plaid. (Think luxe, not lumberjack, thanks to a flannel/twill blend.) For $995, guys get to choose from nine different patterns that include both subtle and festive variations. Commonwealthproper.com.


Lobo Mau | Photograph courtesy of Aileen Bannon

Lobo Mau Debuts Menswear
This local line has ruled Philly’s fashion scene for nearly a decade, turning out modern, structured styles for women. And now, guys are getting their own Lobo duds. Designer Nicole Haddad has joined forces with her brother Jordan for the men’s collection—which is marked by artful geometric prints and sporty materials — further expanding the brand’s fashion footprint. Lobomau.com.


One-of-a-Kind Gifts to Give
Ace the holidays this year by hitting top-notch markets that stock the kinds of singular gifts you’ll actually be proud to present. On December 3rd, Clover Market is at the PAFA Hamilton Building, with more than 75 artisans setting up shop. On December 9th, hit Fleisher’s Sanctuary in Bella Vista for an indoor market of vendors curated by Yowie owner Shannon Maldonado, alongside live music, kids’ activities and workshops. Then, for an extra-festive experience, pop by Life’s Patina’s barn sale in Malvern (from December 8th through 10th) for vintage wares and gifts with a side of Christmas carols and hot chocolate.


Dilo Home products | Photograph by Claudia Gavin

The Candle Every Boutique Is Stocking
Turns out the new “it” candle is coming from Dilo Home, a Collingswood-based home fragrance line. The hot-selling line — candles, reed diffusers and room sprays in scents like coconut vetiver and burning cedar — is carried at Cactus Collective, both Occasionette spots, ToBox, Toile, Palo Santo and M Concept Shop, plus Haddonfield’s Gorshin Trading Post and Home on Haddon.

Published as “Market Report” in the December 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.