This store has several floors of children's clothes and toys, and if you like more boutique-y clothes for kids, then this is a nice shop. The prices are are a bit high, so this is not for the family on a tight budget (try Children's Place down the street or the Gap Outlet on Chestnut for that), but you will find some very nice items unlike others here. Another nice children's boutique is Born Yesterday.
My mother has been going to Reusilles in Red Bank for years. In addition to quality jewelry, they offer appraising services and repair. When my grandparents passed away, my mother took a lot of jewelry to be appraised, and she was very satisfied with their work. She has also brought pieces of jewelry to them to be reworked into new pieces, and has been thrilled with the results. This has been a family run business for over a hundred years, and they have an excellent reputation to match.
Fire and Ice is a great jewelry store in Liberty Place. It's a fun place to browse, and I've purchased jewelry here as gifts and for myself. I think the prices are very reasonable, as they have items that range in price and style and material (gold, silver, what stone/gem). I found very cute earrings for my mother for under $20, and the necklace I got was in the $30-40 range. The staff was very nice, and even during the holiday season, they are very polite and attentive.
AIA Bookstore is more than just a bookstore, although it certainly has books! Located on the corner of 17th and Sansom, it's not always on your path, but if you've been once, you always try to find it again. Everything in the store is distinctive, unique and fun. I personally love looking at the jewelry, cards and odd gifts. During the holiday season, the downstairs is chock full of holiday ornaments.
Halloween describes the atmosphere of this jewelry store, which has a gothic theme. However, neither the jewelry or prices are scary. While housed in cryptic-like nooks covered with acrylic doors, the jewelry itself is stunning. I was surprised at how affordable the prices were too! Sometimes it can get crowded, and you might have to wait to get someone to open something up, but the staff are very friendly. I saw someone's wedding ring that was made by the owner of Halloween and it was so beautiful. She said that he talked with her about what she wanted before designing it. Note that there is no sign on the building, so you just have to know to look for it.
I called up Youngs to have roses sent, instead of using one of the national chains (like 1-800-Flowers). I was not disappointed. I later saw the flowers, and they were really beautiful, and my friend was thrilled. The price was decent too, although later I learned that you can get slightly better prices by shopping around. In their store, you can also buy lucky bamboo!
These 2 attorneys are particularly skilled in employment, civil rights, family law, and lesbian and gay issues. Both attorneys are well-respected in the legal community, and have been faculty at legal education seminars. Both attorneys are very friendly and approachable, but will be bull dogs on your case. They are very affordable and they do not shy away from litigation when necessary.
I used to pet-sit my friend's dog who at one point swallowed a whole bottle of Tylenol (luckily not on my watch!). My friend took him to Penn's pet hospital, which is open 24 hours a day. Frighteningly, the vet on call said that the dog could have died or been seriously injured, but actually he had consumed less than my friend thought. He had his stomach pumped, which set my friend back $1700, but definitely worth it!
I went with a few friends to this pastry shop, and basically, the desserts looked better than they taste. It is a good cute cozy place with a good selection of teas, and is very centrally located near several good restaurants off of South Street. Since Philly has such a dearth of good dessert places to go to in the evening, that this can be a default. I just can't get out of my head though, the eclair I orderd that was the size of a baseball, difficult to eat, with not enough pudding filling.
This is a great lunch spot, and has a nice eating area outside. Their sandwiches are delicious, and they also have sandwich soup combinations. Their baked goods are their highlight, and I love their cookies and brownies. It's not a super cheap place, but you will get quality. This one is right across from Reading Terminal Market and near the convention center.