Philadelphia Shopping Guide

Washington Square

Duross & Langel

This store's eponymous grooming products are all-natural and locally made, and most of them are derived from recipes created by co-owner Steve Duross' grandmother (try the invigorating cinnamon-leaf-based muscle-relaxing Dragon Balm). They've started making their soaps, candles, and lotions in the large window overlooking Locust Street, which makes walking by almost as fun as going in.
1218 Locust St., 215-735-7075, durossandlangel.com

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Grasshopper

Edging up Washington Square's scene is this rockin' spot that has a bit of everything: Find tops from Charlotte, long ruffle cardigans with orange stripes from Sien, reversible handbags from Kim White, and feather and gold jewelry from AH Peacock.
727 Walnut St., 215-925-3959, grasshopperproject.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Lougewear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Hello World

Both branches of this local home accessories favorite offer a similar variety of retro-influenced ceramics, Indian textiles, and assorted handbags and jewelry.
1201 Pine St., 215-545-7060;
257 S. 20th St., 215-545-5207,
shophelloworld.com

Products: Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Matthew Izzo

Interior-designer-turned-retailer Izzo has two stores: an intimate 13th Street place that sells clothing from Heatherette and Nudie Jeans Co.; and Matthew Izzo Lifestyle, a gleaming white Walnut Street shop with higher-end labels (Costume National, J. Lindeberg), midcentury-modern-style furniture. and a hip salon tucked in the back.
117 S. 13th St., 215-629-1240;
1109 Walnut St., 215-829-0606,
mattewizzo.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Lougewear, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Open House

Handblown glass candlesticks, colorful melamine dishware, pint-size vases designed to hold just a single bud, and other bound-to-be-adored gifts proliferate at this neatly organized design resource.
107 S. 13th St., 215-922-1415, openhouseliving.com

Products: Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Outdoor, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Sailor Jerry

Jerry's iconic tattoos live on in this shop. Big, bright windows and vintage chandeliers illuminate a girly collection of top-handle tote bags, shirtdresses, cotton tunics, and pencil skirts toughened up with the anchor, wing, and skull graphics we love.
116-118 S. 13th St., 215-531-6380, sailorjerry.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Lougewear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Scarlet Fiorella

This spot manages to be feminine but not frou-frou, with a distinct collection of women's and home accessories and vintage and new furniture. Things like sweet French laundry powder, glittery Empire State Building clocks, local designer Bshehu's precious jade drop necklaces, and flowered, oilcloth weekend bags from Mary Jane are packed into every nook and cranny of this eclectic store.
113 S. 13th St., 215-922-1955, scarletfiorella.com

Products: Bags, jewelry, beauty, antiques, decorative/lighting, furniture, tabletop, gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique