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2022 Best Shop Like Beyonce

Anima Iris

Last August, start-up accessories designer and recent Wharton grad Wilglory Tanjong opened Instagram and spotted a familiar item in Beyoncé’s latest post: her very own raspberry Zaza bag. And with that, a new must-have handbag brand was born. Read More »


2022 Best Artsy Reusable Totes

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thanks to the city’s long- awaited ban on plastic bags, the hottest accessory in Philly right now is the humble reusable tote. So it’s time to invest in a bag that’s worth keeping tabs on. The PMA’s collection features the obligatory famous works of art but also Philly-themed designs from local makers. We’re certain the Basquiat print of colorful skulls will turn heads in any checkout aisle. Read More »

2600 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Eye Candy

Little Shop of Chains

Oversize acrylic glasses chains made by Brewerytown designer Liz Barrella add flair to any kind of eyewear, whether prescription, sunglasses — maybe a monocle? Even better, Barrella has started making chains to hold your masks, a must-have accessory in this age of shifting mandates. Read More »


2020 Best Accessories to Put You in a Happy Mood

The Pink Lapel

April Burks has one of those awesome “It’s so obvious!” stories: She made a tie for her husband in 2014, everyone flipped out about how amazing it was, and an entire line was born. Burks now turns upbeat patterned fabrics into ties, pocket squares, scrunchies and face masks, all by hand, from her West Philly studio. Read More »

| 267-455-1092 | Website

2019 Best Women’s Accessories

Tesoro Design

Yes, there are owner (and FIT grad) Brit Reed’s stunning, ethically made clutches and totes, but also wallets, bracelets, sandals and more from local female-founded brands. Read More »

1533 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-273-0541 | Website

2018 Best Women’s Accessories

Kirna Zabête

This Main Line mecca of capital-F Fashion is to accessories what the Louvre is to art: a collection of spectacular pieces like Loewe bags, Saint Laurent ostrich-feather boots, and sculptural Lizzie Fortunato earrings in an equally spectacular setting: a thoroughly tricked-out, neon-and-chandelier-bedecked former SEPTA garage. Read More »

915 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA | 610-581-7777 | Website

2018 Best Men’s Accessories

State & Union

Come for gear from brands you already know: Pendleton beach towels, Red Wing shoes, Filson bags. Leave with goods from the brands you don’t: Charlotte’s Weld bottle openers made from repurposed horseshoes, J.R.Burd leather wallets and keychains, and lisa b. cashmere socks. Read More »

103 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA | 610-444-9484 | Website

2017 Best Women’s Accessories


While most shops focus solely on statement garments, this treasure chest pays just as much (or more!) attention to its accessory assortment. Evidence: tables rife with pendants and chokers; shelves lined with shoes and carryalls. Read More »

47 Saint Georges Road, Ardmore, PA | 610-642-2757 | Website

2012 Best Accessories


Drool-worthy vintage hats, bags and jewelry alongside a well-vetted selection of new sunglasses, bags and scarves in Old City that you won't find anywhere else. Read More »

37 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-671-0737 | Website