Shop small, shop local and shop some of the most unique Center City-based businesses you can’t find anywhere else. Established in 1851, historic Jewelers’ Row is the oldest diamond district in America. Many of their tenants are family-owned and operated, including Safian & Rudolph Jewelers. The shop, which opened nearly 70 years ago, specializes in quality diamonds, gemstones, wedding rings and fashion jewelry. Nearby at Lore’s Chocolates, two generations of chocolatiers work around the clock to produce authentic, old-fashioned sweets of all varieties. In addition to everyday items like truffles and chocolate-covered pretzels, seasonal specials make a fantastic gift for candy-lovers of all ages. At the Reading Terminal Market, unique-to-Center City businesses can be found almost anywhere, including De’Village. Husband-and-wife duo Watson and Joceyln Parks opened the shop in 2001, specializing in imported African goods, plus handmade jewelry, artwork, fabrics and intricate home décor. In Midtown Village, Lapstone & Hammer has earned a reputation for being the ultimate destination for on-trend and hard-to-find sneakers. The lifestyle brand also specializes in sportswear, streetwear, and menswear. A few blocks away, Paper on Pine is a gift-giver’s dream. Aside from custom stationery and invitations, the shop offers everything from ornaments and tea towels to journals and bath and body sets. Similarly at Open House, find Philly-themed items at every turn, including throw pillows, coasters, candles, enamel pins and jewelry, all repping the 215.
1. Philadelphia Eagles Cufflinks from Safian & Rudolph Jewelers
2. Seasonal Peppermint Bark from Lore’s Chocolates
3. Handmade Jewelry from De’Village
4. Footwear from Lapstone & Hammer
5. Phillies Ornaments from Paper on Pine
6. Throw Pillows from Open House