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A mutual admiration for Victorian era details and aesthetics brought Scott Evans and Anastacia Fahnestock together to establish Anastacia's Antiques. It all started with the remodeling of the erstwhile workspace ans home of Rudolfo Pilo, South Philly's opera impresario. The renovation took shape into a charming antique store, overflowing with all kinds of mundane and odd stuff. The assortment of antiques changes constantly. Once you enter Anastacia's Antiques, you are taken on a journey to relive the past through antique showcases and fixtures that set the right mood for a unique experience. It is not difficult to spend hours at this old space, teeming with collectibles and curiosities that leave you intrigued and surprised at the same time.
Liberty Bells, Independence Hall postcards, Founding Father figurines, flags, pins, dishes and other collectibles that have anything to do with Philadelphia is here. This is where the tourists go to bring back a memento from their Philadelphia experience. A full selection of Asher's chocolates and candies are also available. Corporate accounts are welcome. Perfect for providing the local flavor needed for your city theme event. Conveniently located in the historic district and adjacent to shopping and restaurants.
A bookstore housing the largest collection of comics in Philadelphia, the Atomic City Comics is located right in the heart of South Street. It is also known to host a lot of art shows and host signings. The store also houses a collection of t-shirts, graphic novels and magna. A lot of locals favorite this bookstore and praise the efficient staff and the humongous collection.
The owners Abbie Kessler and Katie Loftus make every dress seen in the shop on their own. Smak Parlour is a hot-spot with the locals because you are guaranteed to get a well-fitting dress. Or if not the case, which is rare, they actually alter the clothes for you so that you get a custom fitting. Look out for the mannequins in the window wearing funky and bright clothes, staring out onto the street.
This small store boasts a hip collection of national and local designers. Find great brands, like Citizens of Humanity, Seven for all Mankind, Paige Premium Denim and Free People. The emphasis is on women's clothing, shoes and accessories, but there are also a few interesting things for men.
The Brave New Worlds comic book store located at 2nd Street, Philadelphia is considered to be one of the best in the area by local enthusiasts. They stock a wide range of comic books from Marvel to DC comics, Anime, European comics and some work by local talent. They also stock toys, collectibles and life-size models of comic book characters which makes the store an attractive destination for fans of different franchises. The staff is friendly and helpful when it comes to finding comics in the huge store and if you want an issue that is not available, they can order it for you on request. The store also hosts events like gaming competitions and signings with authors. Parking is available on the street and the store is wheelchair accessible.