Shopping & Style

Top Shopping On Manayunk’s Main Street

January 21, 2011 4:16 PM

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When it comes to Philadelphia shopping, Main Street, Manayunk is like Center City’s younger, slightly artsier sister. Whether you’re in the market for a kitchen table or a vintage tee, this single street has something for everyone, and plenty of downtown quaintness to boot. Scroll down for our guide to Main Street’s top shopping destinations. –Chelsea Karnash

FURNITURE/HOME ACCESSORIES

Dwelling
4050 Main Street
215-487-7400
www.dwellinghome.com

Dwelling’s 24,000 square foot showroom is a mecca of designer furniture that’s divided into sections, each with its own style. From eco-friendly designs to scented candles to pop culture wall décor, there’s a ton of beautiful goods to sift through for your home.

Pottery Barn
4230 Main Street
215-508-6778
www.potterybarn.com

Again, Pottery Barn isn’t a unique Philadelphia store like some of the others on this list, but its two-level Manayunk location offers a plethora of beautiful (albeit not one-of-a-kind) items for your home.

SHOES

Benjamin Lovell Shoes
4305 Main Street
215-487-3747
www.blshoes.com

Founded in Delaware in 1991, Benjamin Lovell Shoes has expanded to a number of Pennsylvania locations, including ones in Center City and Manayunk. The retailer strives to mix style and comfort, which is a good thing considering the terrain of this section of Philly.

Bryn Mawr Running Company4320 Main Street
215-487-0220
www.brynmawrrunningco.com

With its riverside trails and massive hills, it’s no wonder Manayunk acquired a running store. You can find all styles and brands of running shoes at Bryn Mawr Running Co., plus a selection of “casual” options.

CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES

Vamp
4231 Main Street
215-487-2340
vampboutique.net

Vamp prides itself on its relatively reasonable prices, which is a welcome departure from the attitude of most Philly stores. The boutique has a nice selection of “going out” clothes, as well as more conservative and casual wardrobe staples (like jeans and tees).

Nicole Miller
4249 Main Street
215-930-0307
www.wix.com/nmphilly/nicole-miller-philadelphia

Even if you don’t have a prom, wedding or formal event in the near future, it’s always fun to browse Nicole Miller’s beautiful designs. Check the website often for sales and events.

Sunrise in Tibet
4253 Main Street
215-509-7336

This cute store has a bohemian feel and offers items mostly sourced directly from Tibet–think jewelry, tapestries and scarves galore, most of them handmade. Proceeds help the artisans live and continue to work, so you can feel good about buying your next birthday or hostess gift here.

The Attic
4335 Main Street
215-482-0300
www.atticclothes.com

Manayunk has a couple of vintage stores, but this is arguably the best because you can sell or trade your old clothes for store credit or cash. No appointment is necessary, and the store has seemingly endless racks of clothing and accessories for your perusal.

TAG Denim
4358 Main Street
215-482-9656
www.tagdenim.com

Despite the name, TAG is not just about jeans. The crowded store also stocks things like sparkly tops and Free People tanks, plus men’s clothing.

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