It takes a lot to stand out on a street known for fabrics and tailoring, but Larnell Baldwin does just that. His is one of the rare shops that can create custom leather jackets (along with skirts so fine they’re literally hanging in the Penn Museum) in addition to suiting. 751-755 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, larnellbaldwin.com.
Bring your own jar to this East Passyunk storefront to fill up on laundry powder, dish soap, shampoo, and other household staples. This “low-waste” shop features everything you need to lessen your footprint, from muslin produce bags to bamboo toothbrushes. 1737 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, goodbuysupply.co.
This Old City health outpost boasts an infrared sauna; a tonic bar serving adaptogenic smoothies, herbal lattes and juices; and a marketplace where you can shop Moonrise toners, sleep sprays, and other New Age essentials from brands like Organic Olivia, Wooden Spoon Herbs and Girls Gone Happy. 216 Church Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, wellnessrefineryphl.com.
You get shoe rentals, one hour of private jump time on the extreme trampolines, pizzas, cake, invitations. Any kids who wants to jump must have a waiver signed by his/her parent or guardian. Print them online. 122 Mill Road, Oaks, PA 19456, skyzone.com/Oaks.
A few of the greatest hits: Honeycomb, white as snow, nearly custard-like, lightly kissed with honey and studded with brittle little flecks of golden honeycomb candy; Girl Scout Cookie, with fistfuls of ground-up Thin Mints; the freshest blueberry ever. 116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, franklinfountain.com.
Vintage originals from all the heavy hitters Eames, Saarinen, Knoll, Herman Miller along with new versions of licensed classics, make up the stock at the Mid-Century Modern shop Mode Moderne. (They're also experts at refurbishment.) 159 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, modemoderne.com.
The baguettes are often sold out at this small South Philly shop before most of us even wake up in the morning, which should tell you all you need to know. If you arrive too late, console yourself with the best croissants in the city. 1218 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, artisanboulangerpatissier.com.
Get here early Sunday morning (6 a.m.), bring lots of cash (small bills are best for bargaining), wear old shoes (the open-air gravel lot is dusty), and, if you're smart, rent a U-Haul to lug home your treasures. 1850 River Road (Route 29), Lambertville, NJ 08530, gnflea.com.
If Sarah Lewiss Fishtown shop had existed during your requisite college hippie phase, Birkenstocks and bad tie-dye would have given way to one-of-a-kind handcrafted amethyst rings, exotic embroidered bags from India, and the kind of delicate cotton tunics you still want to wear today. 1314 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125, adornbysarahlewis.com.
Sorry, Stitch Fix. This Conshy-based service is refreshingly old-school in that clients get a closet critique from a real-life style expert, followed by one-on-one shopping trips to fill holes. Stylists are also available via Skype for quick consults. kristelclosets.com.
As indie boutiques continue to shutter along this vaunted shopping row, this newly opened handmade furniture haven gives us hope. Hit it up for subtly curvilinear bed frames, leather-wrapped seats, and writing desks so inviting, they’re sure to inspire productivity. 1605 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, thosmoser.com.
In the age of designer weed (and loose laws), it seems only fitting that this Camden-based e-shop is turning out an artful line of rose-gold grinders, crystal pipes and opal ashtrays. Who knew lighting up could look so chic? Sweetflag.club.
This tiny company operating out of a cluttered space above a pizza shop is actually one of the largest cell-phone parts wholesalers in the Northeast, so they have the real Apple screens (not the knockoffs others use) dirt cheap. We recently brought them a badly shattered phone: Ten minutes and $60 later, it was like new. 299 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, ipartzusa.com.
There's rarely a cover at this Philly dive bar, where a shot and a beer still cost just $3.50. And the talent lineup is always intriguing, from a twice-monthly country music hoedown and a funky Saturday-night guitar trio to the lounge-y sounds of Dena Miranda and the Mellowtones. 1509 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, bobandbarbaras.com.
You can hop from the TRX bands to the spin studio to an aerial yoga or barre class thanks to Paoli's new one-stop-shop fitness studio. The idea is to keep your mind and muscles busy with lots of workout options, accomplished (and then some) by way of more than 90 stellar classes a week. 21 Plank Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301, purenergystudio.com.