A Walk Down Pine Street

The area of Pine Street in Philadelphia  that stretches from about 13th to 9th Streets  is still known as  Antiques Row even though most of the antique stores have moved out.   The good news is that after a dry spell and the recession (which has not ended for everyone)  new businesses are moving in and what’s more, they are changing the character of the street.   And between you and me, while I appreciate antiques I would rather troll house sales and out-of-the-way flea markets than go into antique shops.

I never bought a thing on Antiques Row.  But surprisingly (to me)  I find myself patronizing the new stores on Pine Street, particularly  the block between 11th and 10th Street.  If I want a nice gift,  that’s where I go.  My husband and I  were looking for a piece of furniture to replace an old entertainment center and ended up buying a mid-century console at Hello Home-and paid less than we would have for a mid-century knock off   at a mass market place like Crate and Barrel or West Elm.

Plus I have  enjoyed walking down Pine Street from the time I was in high school in South Jersey  and ditched classes to come to Philadelphia and play.

Here are some pictures and links to the web sites from some  of the stores.   You can get a complete list here.  Come and see for yourself the next time you are in the mood for something a little different and cannot endure another shopping mall.

24Scarlett’s

Yarn2

Yarn1

Yarnphoria

22

Happily Ever After

SOH

Show of Hands Craft Gallery

20

Hello Home

19

17

Blendo

16

Industry

15

14

Spirit of the Artist

SOTA 13

Addiction  Studios

12 11

Bereket

9

8

7

6

4

Antiques

2

1

Puss in Window

Read about Pine Street in Transition

One response to “A Walk Down Pine Street

  1. oh.. thank you for all the pictures.. it really looks like a lovely street to find artsy stuff.. and the street does reminds me of those quaint street in Europe.. 😉

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