I witnessed a blizzard for the first time this weekend. Technically, it was a storm and everyone was warned to stay indoors, but I’ve never had so much fun in the snow before. Unlike last year, I didn’t hate the weather, I embraced it. I stepped out, jumped around, threw snowballs, drank hot chocolate, smiled at people & bought a ton of groceries to last us through a week of this snowcopolypse!
Winter knocked our doors late this year, but it’s here now & street style on the East Coast is changing rapidly. Given that I come from a tropical country, my winter wardrobe is still work in progress. There are a lot of options to shop winter wear at high street stores and luxury stores, but I am determined to find local stores and boutiques to find unique, one of kind pieces. From my friends here in America, I’ve learnt that thrifting is a great option to find affordable fashion. Since I haven’t really bought any vintage or thrifted clothing before, I am excited to explore thrift and vintage stores for cool finds too.
Last week, I spent a day walking around Old City, found these 3 stores that totally have my heart and I had to share them with you! Thanks Mo Wahome & John Ndicu for capturing window shopping and scouting spree!
N 3rd Collective – The store used to be called Scout Salvage and was recently renovated and renamed after the street it is on. This cute vintage store has more than clothes, you can find a 10 volume leather bound set of 1960’s Shakespeare’s plays, wall sconces & locally made candles. N 3rd Collective has a ton of cute distractions, but walk to the back of the store & you’ll find a small but lovely collection of faux fur overcoats, collars and throws. Priced between $25 – $90, their collection is affordable and cute. Just remember to check hems, seams, buttons and pockets and always dry clean before you use!
Siouxzanne Messix’s Vintage & New store on 54 1/2 N, 3rd Street is adorable. Siouxzanne has owned, curated, sourced & managed this adorable shop in Old City for 16 years. I loved so many pieces in this store, right from these fur bags which she makes from old fur coats to sequined ear mitts. She also has a fantastic collection of jackets, my personal favorite was the rabbit fur which is very similar to the Chanel fur overcoat, but unfortunately it was too big for me.
Never Too Spoiled: You walk in to find giant dream weavers hung all over the store. Colorful drapes, vintage chest of drawers and mirrors add so much charm to this place. I’d could to live in this store! It’s a combination of Anthropologie and Free People, yet much more affordable! I am absolutely going back to get the shaggy cardigan I tried on in this post. Check them out at 108 N 2nd St, Philadelphia.
Too much cuteness at Never Too Spoiled
I’m trying to cover more local boutiques and stores in Philadelphia, if you are one or would like to recommend some that I should check out, do drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a comment!