It’s the best of both worlds: Locally owned Revel has all the high-end amenities and tech to rival the big studios — and the cycling-shoe rentals are free. 1632 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, revel-ride.com.
When the PLCB temporarily closed all its stores, Philly wine shops stayed open and kept us drinking and drunk during the apocalypse. And they deserve all the attention in the world. 414 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, bloomsdaycafe.com/wine-club.
Is "tinkerer" part of your Twitter bio? Do you wish it were? This maker's studio has the coolest equipment (3-D printers! Laser cutters!), plus classes in stuff like digital embroidery and metalwork. A tutor can also give you one-on-one instruction in any area that interests you for $60 an hour. Locations at 2025 Washington Avenue and 1227 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, nextfab.com.
Whether you're Mad Men or hipster, fancy or fashion-forward, supremely knowledgeable owner Gene Kogan will guide you toward your perfect pair in his sleek Rittenhouse shop. 124 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, eyesite-phila.com.
The helpful pros at this three-outpost local chain will get you suited upfrom shoes to sunscreenfor your first 5K or your 20th Broad Street Run. Running tips are on the house. 00000, philadelphiarunner.com.
Claudia and Vincent Roux have re-created a little bit of Paris in their charming shop. Their arrangements are beautiful, and the attentive service is extraordinary, whether you’re planning a wedding or just need a hostess bouquet. 134 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, petitjardinenville.com.
Everything we want for our summer wardrobe -- easy, colorful knit dresses and the statement necklaces to jazz 'em up, plus flat sandals and cutesy totes -- all packaged up in a pretty little seashore-y shop. 264 West 21st Street, Avalon, NJ 08202, ellelauri.com.
Home in on the “healthy shots” part of the menu for straight-to-the-system shocks of goodness like lemon with ginger, turmeric, black pepper and grapeseed oil. Additional location in Paoli. 1225 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, aneucatering.com.
Last year, JKo Beauty founder Jennifer Kochenour launched virtual personalized makeup tutorials so that those of us who wanted to offset our masks with the perfect smoky eye could learn how from the safety of our own homes. This year, as one of the region’s top bridal makeup artists, Kochenour is busy with all those rescheduled weddings. But she still makes time — and is the best in the game — for makeup how-tos. jkobeauty.com.
At this kooky little gift shop, you’ll find hilariously NSFW paper goods that will offend, delight, and hang on refrigerators long after the cheesy Hallmark cards have been tossed in the trash. 520 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, facebook.com/PaperMoonSouthST.
The story goes something like this: A beloved blazer was mistakenly tossed on a candle (it was a Jewish holiday), and the garment gods at this third-generation-owned shop performed a Miracle of Passover and made it whole again. 1108 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053, .
When the PLCB temporarily closed all its stores, Philly wine shops stayed open and kept us drinking and drunk during the apocalypse. And they deserve all the attention in the world. 614 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, lecaveaubar.com.
Amp up your home bar with ultra-modern wine carafes, sleek flutes and cheeky cocktail shakers at the recently relocated University City shop. It's like Mad Men, but more fun. 3610 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, shophelloworld.com.
Step inside this tiny shop and be immersed in a whirl of color and shine, with heaps of Jonathan Adler whimsy, shiny gilt and lacquer, Deco lines and Palm Beach glamour. (Pucci caftan and martini not included.) 335 East King Street, Malvern, PA 19355, theblueoctagon.com.
For some, the search is the best part of shopping vintage. For everyone else, there's Brooke Dillon's appointment-only boutique, where the best stuff (read: Chanel and YSL and Oscar) has already been found and dry-cleaned for you. 1514 Pine Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102, thekatacomb.blogspot.com.