Best of Philly

Best Shopping Event

2023 Best Use of a Sunday Afternoon

Clover Market

Now in its 14th year, Clover has exploded from its beginnings as a 25-vendor pop-up market in Ardmore to a roving shopping extravaganza with four locations, eight different events, and a curated roster of nearly 100 different small-biz vendors, artists and artisans, plus live music and food trucks. In short, it’s the happiest treasure hunt around. Read More »


2019 Best Pop-Up Shopping Event

Private School by Bela Shehu

You could find rainbow art installations, bleacher seating, DJs, chef tastings, and dozens of local vendors selling everything from jewelry (Forge + Finish) to clothing (the founder’s own NINOBrand) to design-forward furniture (Minima) at this tastemaker’s ticketed month-long pop-up last spring. Missed it? Don’t fret: More, at different locations, are coming soon. Read More »

| 267-761-9388

2018 Best Shopping Happy Hour

Philadelphia Salvage Company

The only thing better than combing through 35,000 square feet of salvaged furniture, fixtures, and only-in-Philly finds (like wood from the chocolate factory that’s coming down at 21st and Washington)? Doing so on a Thursday evening, when this arch-salvage warehouse serves up free beer and bourbon. Read More »

2234 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-687-1557 | Website

2018 Best Place to Meet Fashion Royalty

Joan Shepp

Unless you’re a celebrity, you probably don’t often have the chance to rub elbows with fashion’s in-crowd – think Yves Spinelli (founder of cool-girl jewelry line Spinelli Kilcollin) and Jonathan Simkhai (founder of the eponymous clothing line). Enter Joan Shepp, which throws must-attend parties featuring the designers behind some of your favorite brands. The best part? You don’t need to be an A-lister to get in. Read More »

1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-2666 | Website

2018 Best New Shopping Event

Fishtown Flea

Leave it to Amy and Leo Voloshin (the impossibly hip duo behind Philly’s powerhouse print-design firm Printfresh) to pack 30 of the city’s best indie artisans – vintage vendors, jewelry designers, ceramists, stationers, artists and more – into rotating locations around Fishtown. In-the-know shoppers (3,000 of them came to the first one, but you can expect up to 5,000 at the next) can discover the coolest makers on the scene, then pretend they knew about them all along. Catch the next one on September 8th behind Suraya restaurant. Read More »

Frankford Ave btwn Girard Ave and Oxford St., Philadelphia, PA Website

2017 Best Shopping Event

The Craftery Market

You probably know the Craftery from its popular workshops, but if you happen to be of the buying rather than DIY-ing camp, check out their new seasonal market housed inside a rustic barn. (The next one is slated for the fall.) The $5 entry will get you access to handmade goods, fresh flowers, vintage finds, live music, and wine from local vineyards. Read More »

123 North Main Street, Suite 256B, Dublin, PA | 215-435-6416 | Website

2016 Best In-Store Events

Art in the Age

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 »

116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-2600 | Website

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!). Read More »

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

2010 Best Shopping Event

Art Star Craft Bazaar

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 of other stuff that keeps gift closets stocked into winter Read More »

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