scout salvage & vintage rescue is another gem on north 3rd street–my favorite area to shop in philly. this may even be my favorite vintage store on the whole east coast. the store is so well-merchandised that one could spend hours inspecting all the unique vintage finds, & local goods. the quality of the merchandise is impressive, but once you meet the gregarious employees, its no surprise that they want to pick only the best items for their customers.
one of my favorite finds was this sweatshirt made by a local philly designer, josh from hecho en philadelphia. who wouldn’t love the encouragement of billy murray across their chest?
whenever i’m in philly, vagabond is my first stop. their style is simple, elegant, & organic. when you walk in you’re instantly aware of their uber-coolness. the store kind of makes me want to redecorate my home, if not my life. they carry labels such as stellapop, which is a local philly designer, delphine, just female, level 99 jeans, & shoes by sven & dieppa restrepo (a personal favorite of mine).
the franklin flea market in philly is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping…
not only does it have marvelous vintage finds, but many vendors are local artisans selling their art, jewelry & other handmade goodies…
one of my favorite booths is hoof & antler. they’re an online vintage boutique based in philly of arguably the best vintage clothing & decor you’ll find on the east coast. while they don’t have a store front (yet), they have a faithful booth at franklin flea. also, ronnie, one of the owners, is an absolute joy to talk to! (& bargain with)
the franklin flea vintage holiday market is way more fun than fist-fighting frantic shoppers at a mobbed mall…& some vendors allow you to bargain!