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Badass Jewelry, Custom Party Supplies, and Other Cool New Philly Shops to Know

Your spring shopping bucket list.


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Sabeen Zia in her new shop, the Indie Shelf, one of the new stores around Philly, along with Chic Invitations, Sierra, and others. Photograph by Jillian Guyette

An All-Natural Beauty Shop

The buzziest beauty products are now coming from small-batch makers who use natural ingredients (because #skincaregoals). Enter the Indie Shelf, a new boutique from owner Sabeen Zia. The globe-trotting cosmetic chemist, who has created products for L’Oréal, filled the shop with natural lipsticks (including her own line), face serums and blushes from around the world, plus local home goods like candles. 2247 Grays Ferry Avenue, Grad Hospital.

Dishes Worth Drooling Over

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Photography courtesy Anthropologie

After East Falls artist Jay McClellan finished a gig painting pup portraits for URBN employees, he thought his work was done. But the designers adored his art so much that they asked him to collaborate on kitchenware. His Bone Appetit line has platters, dessert plates and mugs, all featuring very, very good boys. Anthropologie, multiple locations.

Sounding Off

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Photograph by Courtney Apple

With Fitler Square artist Silvie Altschuler’s new jewelry line, Unnamed, you can speak your mind without saying a word. The 14k-gold-filled necklaces, bracelets and stud earrings are emblazoned with badass phrases like “Bite Me,” “Boss” and “Fierce.” Starting at $45 at Shopunnamed.com.

Deals for the Great Outdoors

Revving up for summer adventures? Sierra, a popular discount athletic-focused store (sister to T.J. Maxx), has opened two local locations just in time. You’ll find a ton of fitness and adventure name-brand goods — ranging from Schwinn bikes to Mountainsmith tents to Adidas sneakers — at up to 60 percent off. 400 Route 38, Moorestown, and 107 East Swedesford Road, Exton.

All Your Party Problems Solved

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Chick Invitations is your new destination for party supplies. Photograph by Linette Kielinski/Kielinski Photographers

At the adorable new Chick Invitations & Design, you can get everything customized on the spot (wineglasses, hats, tea sets), pick up poppy party supplies, and buy fancy invitation suites — making it an ideal stop for both over-prepared planners and last-minute gifters. 241 Race Street, Old City.

Published as “Market Report” in the May 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.