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2024 Best Too-Cute Bags


We can’t get enough of this Philly designer’s whimsical puffy bags made from deadstock and upcycled fabrics. The exaggerated, unexpected yet practical shape easily holds your essentials and instantly makes your ’fit — and, by extension, you — more interesting. Get ready for compliments. Read More »


2023 Best Main Line Collab

Addison Bay x Neely & Chloe

This handbag line is the brainchild of the lifestyle brand Addison Bay’s founder, Marguerite Adzick, who called on sisters and fellow suburbanites Neely and Chloe Burch to create a collection that takes her girl-on-the-go customers from day to night. The limited-edition styles pair classic Neely & Chloe silhouettes with a punchy floral print designed by AB’s in-house team. Both elements are perfectly represented in the top-handle confection dubbed the Mini Lady Bag. Read More »

40 Coulter Avenue, suite 134, Ardmore, PA Website

2023 Best Hair Accessories

Room Shop

Take the fantastical vibe of Willy Wonka, mix in some wild Alice in Wonderland-type proportions, add a dose of Y2K nostalgia, and you’ll get something like Shelly Horst’s small-batch accessories brand. Her appointment-only Bok-based company whips up statement-making satin bags and whimsical hair accessories like huge satin scrunchies, clips with supersize bows or sweet rosettes, and giant “cloud” scrunchies made from puffs of billowing organza, each one a delightful piece of fashion magic. Read More »

1901 South 9th Street, room 315B, Philadelphia, PA Website

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