Best of Philly 2021: Shopping & Style
BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2021: Shopping & Style

We all spent a year in sweatpants, staring at the walls. It’s time for new clothes — and more interesting walls.


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Longform

In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

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Guides

32 Philly-Area Stores Where You Can Score Antique and Vintage Furnishings

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Q&A

Meet Buddha Babe, Mount Airy’s New Boutique for Gorgeous Handmade Baby Goods

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Longform

In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

You say bathing tunic, I say super-practical, totally functional do-anything-you-want-in-it pool attire.

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News

This Bright and Airy Shore House Was Inspired by a Bahamian Hotel

Main Line designer Stephanie Kraus brought tropical prints and fun pops of color to the Ocean City residence.

News

Ready to Redecorate? Start With These Pretty, Philly-Made Wallpapers

Plus, tips from Abington-based wallpaper whiz Randy Bardol on how to make them pop.

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Q&A

Meet the Lancaster Clothier Turning Vintage Quilts Into Wearable Art

Elizabeth Leaman of Lady Lancaster on bringing quilting culture to a new generation.

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News

How This Hollywood Designer Brought California Cool to Her Main Line Farmhouse

After a stint in L.A., Gladwyne native Brittany Hakimfar returned East to settle into — and totally transform — an underwhelming Bryn Mawr home.

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News

Spending a Year Getting Dressed for No One Taught Me How to Really Dress for Myself

Thanks to 2020, I’ll never view getting ready the same way again.


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50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

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Best of Philly 2018


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Q&A

Beyoncé BeyGood Grant Recipient Kimberly McGlonn on Her Favorite Philly Places and Things

Through her West Philly upcycled clothing brand Grant Blvd, she advocates for sustainability and decarceration.

buddha babe
Q&A

Meet Buddha Babe, Mount Airy’s New Boutique for Gorgeous Handmade Baby Goods

Owner Tina Dixon Spence takes us inside her process for creating luxurious bibs, blankets, and baby clothes — and pivoting to face masks amid the pandemic.

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News

This Frank Furness-Designed Barn Was Transformed Into a Marvelous Modern Farmhouse

Inside the historical renovation — one full of surprises — of a 19th-century Main Line barn.

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Q&A

3 Philly Hotel Designers on Their Favorite Interior Design Trends

From wallpaper vs. wainscoting to how to make your home feel hotel-like, these three in-demand designers share their secrets.

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News

Philly Designers Are Leading the Wearable Art Trend That’s All Over Fashion Right Now

Their pieces are popping up everywhere from Black Is King to Project Runway. Our spring fashion feature highlights the best of the best.

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50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

50 Best Shops in Philadelphia

Best of Philly Shopping

Best of Philly Shopping


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Q&A

Stylish With Jenna Lyons Winner Mike Grady on His Favorite Philly Things

The South Carolina native is a freelance art director, a stylist, and the winner of a new HBO Max’s new docuseries/competition show. Here, all the things he loves about his adopted hometown.

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News

7 Buzzy New Philly Retail Arrivals to Have on Your Radar

From Zen Samad’s Fashion District boutique to a chakra-balancing treatment at the Four Seasons Spa.

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Q&A

Pro Tips for Shopping Facebook Marketplace for Furniture and Home Decor

It’s a gold mine of finds, provided you know how to navigate it.

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News

Need a Mood Boost? Look Inside This Vibrant and Cheery Chestnut Hill Home

The design started with a hot pink velvet sofa and only got more fun from there.

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