Old City Shops
Art in the Age
116 N. 3rd St., Old City
You don’t have to be a mixology enthusiast to appreciate the beauty of this cocktail-and-bar-centric shop, but if you are, welcome to mecca. The shelves are beautifully merchandised with bottles of booze (both classic and indie), every alcohol-related book imaginable, obscure mixers, garnishes, and a dizzying selection of bar tools—plus, you’ll find incredibly knowledgeable staff to show you how to put it all to good use. Not a DIY-er? The space plays host to lots of tastings and booze-related events, so make sure to inquire about the social calendar.
38 S. 3rd St., Old City
An eclectic custom and vintage furniture shop, Conversion is one of those places you'll score a Mid--century coffee table or accent piece that you'll have forever. There's a great ethos here: All the items are either vintage or handmade with incredible detail in the US. The woodworking and welding team will also help you design a custom piece.
47 N. 2nd St., Old City
Doing vintage in a way that feels fresh and current is no easy feat, and the folks behind this local-adored shop do it exceptionally well. The secret is in the mix of new and old: pre-loved Levi’s, concert tees, and leathers marched alongside Cuttalossa-designed linens, candles, and giftables. Make sure to check in regarding events as the owners constantly host music- and art-themed events.
205 Arch St., Old City
What separates this adorable little toy store from its big-box counterparts is its focus on learning the old-fashioned way: through imaginative play and make-believe. Proof: There’s a play area where kiddos can test out floor models and an arts-and-crafts table, meaning customers are encouraged to stay a while. The toy selection is as vast as it is thoughtful, much of which is blessedly analog for when you need a break from screens, buttons, and the like. If you’re lucky, your visit will coincide with one of the many in-store events (story time, sing-along, etc.)
37 N. 3rd St., Old City
This boutique stocks hard-to-find, smaller label women's clothing, vintage pieces, edgy jewelry, plus a small selection of home accessories. Founded by two design-minded ladies, both with a background in all things pattern-making and knitting, they also sell yarn and supplies if you're feeling crafty.
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