With so many stores closed and the community making every effort to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, shopping has become a bit complicated. But many of our favorite Philly businesses are rising to the occasion, providing safe ways to meet their customers’ needs. In a time that’s especially challenging for small businesses, let’s show them our support. Consider shopping small the next time you’re purchasing something. Here’s a list of just some of the many wonderful local businesses that are offering online shopping, curbside pickup and delivery to make your life easier during this difficult time. They’re doing what they can to help us, and they need out support now more than ever.
Many restaurants in the Philadelphia region are offering takeout, curbside pickup or delivery. This is NOT that list. So be sure to check your favorite restaurant to see what they’re doing at this time!
DiBruno Bros. – 2020 Happening List Winner for Gourmet Market
(Rittenhouse) 1730 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
(Franklin) 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
(Italian Market) 930 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia
DiBruno Bros. is doing everything they can to make sure you can still safely shop their stores to prepare your favorite meals. Shop in stores or place an order online for delivery or curbside pickup. Check the website for store hours as they have changed during this time (typically opening one hour later and closing an hour earlier). In addition, every Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. is being reserved for Seniors and those at high risk.
Tiffany’s Bakery – 2020 Happening List Winner for Bakery
Jefferson Station Store, 10th & Filbert
Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Friday night … there are still things to celebrate! Tiffany’s Bakery is open for both delivery and curbside pickup. Offering breakfast items, fresh fruit and ALL the sweets! (Tip: They’re known for their strawberry shortcakes.)
Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream – 2020 Happening List Winner for Ice Cream & Finalist for Bakery
8126 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
After being closed for a little over a month, Bredenbeck’s reopened on April 21. They will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a limited menu, curbside pickup and delivery options. Choose from items such as sticky buns, donuts, cupcakes, pound cake, bake-at-home cookie dough, at-home cookie decorating kits, cupcake decorating kits, and more. Click here to view the limited menu.
Barsky Diamonds – 2020 Happening List Winner
724 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements … while the world might be on hold in a lot of ways, there are still reasons to buy diamonds! You can shop Barsky Diamonds online 24/7 with free shipping, easy returns and lifetime guarantee.
Steven Singer – 2020 Happening List Finalist
739 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
The Showroom at Steven Singer is currently closed, but their expert jewelers are still available to help. You can make free virtual appointments for diamond educations, a personal shopping experience, or any questions you might have. You can also shop online with free shipping. Their famous gold-dipped real roses are back in stock for Mother’s Day. Steven Singer is using a portion of every rose purchase to purchase meals from local restaurants to deliver to nurses, doctors and others putting their lives on the lime.
Kink Shoppe – 2020 Happening List Winner for Gift Shop
126 Market Street, Philadelphia
Looking to spice things up while you’re stuck at home? Shop Kink online!
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To our loyal customers, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The City of Philadelphia has put a lockdown on non-essential retail operations until at least March 27. While we consider condoms and lube to be essential during self-quarantine, we will be complying and closing our brick and mortar shop at 2nd & Market until the lockdown is lifted. HOWEVER, our online shop remains open and orders will be shipped out during this time. To all attendees registered for upcoming classes, you will be receiving a message from us in the coming days regarding options for your existing tickets. Everybody, please stay safe out there. Live your lives, but be smart, sensible, and and above all else, safe! 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Fred and the Kink Shoppe team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kinkshoppe #kinkphilly #kinkphiladelphia #kinkpa #oldcity #oldcityphilly #bdsm #kink #adult #sexpositive #allarewelcome #boutique #smallbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal #safersex
The Little Apple – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Gift Shop
4361 Main Street, Philadelphia
This charming Manayunk boutique is a sweet spot to find unique greeting cards, local art, home décor, adorable baby items, Mother’s Day gifts, and more. (Bonus – If you purchasing a “thank you” gift for a health hero, they’re including a little extra gift in your order!) Check out their social accounts and then order online for free shipping or curbside pickup.
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💝Another Applegram is being sent out with love. We’ve been so amazed at the amount of orders being sent as a “Thank You” to Health Heroes, and to show our gratitude for all of their selfless hard work we are including a little extra free gift in your order from us in the package, as well! Just leave us a note at checkout that it’s a gift for a nurse or doctor (along with any other message you’d like to include for them) and we’ll take care of the rest! 💝
Boyds Philadelphia – 2020 Happening List Winner for Men’s and Women’s Clothing
1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Boyds has been keeping Philly stylish for over 40 years (and 4 generations), and this spring is no exception. While you can’t shop the luxury tailored clothing store in person right now, their website is still open and offering a 10% discount on all order, free shipping and free returns. Plus, they’re donating 10% of all online orders and gift cards to the Jefferson COVID-19 Better Together Fund.
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“A SYMBOL OF HOPE” Every season, we look forward to sharing a new story that reflects our city, our brands and styles, and our worldview. In February, we created and launched our Spring 2020 campaign, “Blossom”. Our story is inspired by the cherry blossom, a local favorite representing a time of hope, renewal, and beauty. Cherry blossoms remind us of the precious nature of life – burning brightly for a period of time, only to return in a beautiful rebirth next year. Together, we excitedly anticipated this symbolic announcement of spring all around the Philadelphia area. Then our world changed. As we look to brighter days ahead, we believe the symbolism of the cherry blossom is even more meaningful now. So, we will continue to share our spring story in hopes that it will bring you a bit of inspiration when you need it most 🌸 #bettertogether #boydsphiladelphia
Smak Parlour – 2020 Happening List Winner for Specialty Apparel
219 Market Street, Philadelphia
The store is closed, but you can still shop online. Be sure to follow on social media for offers and pics of new styles.
Urban Princess Boutique – 2020 Happening List Finalist for Women’s Clothing
620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia
You might need to stay home right now, but you still want to look cute! Urban Princess features the work of over 50 talented local and regional artists and carries unique and one-of-a-kind items and fashion to enhance your personal style. They have a website (according to Facebook, there’s a new one coming soon!), but to see the latest styles, you’ll want to check out their Weekly Live Sales. They’re on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. on Facebook. Comment or send a message to start your order. (Tip: They’re selling headbands in fashion prints that can also be used as masks when you’re out at the store or at the park, etc.)
Hello World – 2020 Happening List Winner for Home Décor Store
3610 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
Hello World was our Happening List Winner for Home Décor. And with how much time we’re all spending at home these days, you might be feeling like your home could use some sprucing up! In addition to home décor, Hello World also offers jewelry, handbags, accessories, kitchen and bar gadgets, and lots of other goodies that are perfect for birthday, “thinking of you” and Mother’s Day gifts. The store is closed, but you can shop online.