Welcome to Playing Favorites, wherein local shopping and fashion gurus provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around Philly that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We’re about to get a little help from our friends.
For an urban explorer like Streets Dept’s Conrad Benner—a photo blogger who braves crumbling drywall, sketchy floorboards, and chance encounters with ghostly apparitions to get those great shots of Philly’s abandoned buildings—it’s all about the thrill of the hunt. So when Benner told us his favorite Philadelphia shopping haunts include a labyrinth-like book store and a bulk vintage warehouse, we were all, “Sounds about right.”
#6 Philly Aids Thrift
I mean this is a no brainier. I’ve been going to this place for years, since I lived in South Philly, and it’s only expanded and gotten better over the years. A fantastic selection of vintage housewares (I think every plate I have is from here) as well as clothing, art, and even books.
And to top it all off, your money goes to a great cause. Absolutely zero buyer’s remorse associated with shopping at Philly AIDS Thrift.
Image credit: Conrad Benner
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, by Julie Davis
Article courtesy of Philly Racked