Whether you’re looking for a handsome skull or a mahogany chest, Philadelphia has shops that cater to all of your gothic urges. Here are the top three most unusual stores in the city of brotherly love.
Looking to decorate your home with bones and puppets? Anastacia’s Antiques has just what you need.
Located in Queen Village, Anastacia’s Antiques contains a vast inventory of macabre and eccentric items. Perusing the shop is like walking through a haunted-house version of Ikea. From Victorian Era furniture to skeletons decorated with vibrant gems, each object in the store carries a unique story at first glance. However, if you find a family of puppets, avoid their gazes in order to preserve your sleep and dreams.
You’ll find Anastacia’s Antiques at 617 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Gift your friends strange knick-knacks from the Raxx Vintage Emporium
If you’re looking for an alternative to gift cards and fancy French bath salts, you’ll find a more memorable present at Raxx Vintage Emporium on South St. Scroll to the back of the shop and you’ll see heaping piles of skeleton keys, doll parts, nautical instruments and counterculture literature from the 1950s. The shop also has an assortment of cabinet cards, medical paraphernalia and compasses. Are you interested in looking like a glamorous 70’s movie star? The shop has enough suede and velvet thrifts that’ll complete your vintage look.
Visit Raxx Vintage Emporium at 534 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Fill your house with intriguing oddities from A Four Foot Prune
Describing its inventory as “vintage home goods, curiosities, and random nonsense” on its Instagram page, A Four Foot Prune is your fun aunt’s West Elm and Crate and Barrel. From 1980s minimalist furniture to Victorian Era bird cages, this shop contains many unique and hard-to-find objects for your home. In one area of the shop, you can pretend to be an extra in the hit show “Mad Men,” resting on a midcentury chair. In another corner, you can relive your childhood while gazing at a vintage “Sesame Street” pennant.
Visit A Four Foot Prune at 142 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.