1201 Pine St., 215/545-7060,
HOURS: Tues.–Fri. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.,
Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
While the items found at Hello World’s two locations vary somewhat, both the Rittenhouse (257 S. 20th St., 215/545-5207, Mon.–Fri. 11 p.m.–7 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.) and Antique Row shops maintain the same standard of quirky and high-end gift and houseware excellence.
Retro barkcloth and bakelite bangles dress the windows, while sleek Chadwick door- and placemats keep the floors and tables clean. Save the trip to the flea market and scoop up one of owner and textile designer J. Lamancuso’s hand-picked vintage lamps, tables, and chairs.
Offering mostly new designs, there is also a small selection of carefully chosen second-hand items. The diverse offerings include pillows, jewelry, handbags, clocks, and cute T-shirts for babies.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition