LOVE : Best stores on our travels - continued
Having recently returned from her trip around the globe visiting Toronto, the east coast of the USA and finally Cuba, Olivia couldn’t wait to share some of independent shops she saw along the way. Continuing on from our last post, this one shows the final few shops she felt deserved some limelight.
P’s and Q’s, Philadelphia
P’s and Q’s (as their instagram biography states) is a place of premium quality, in both their products and their people. They sell everything from casual wear for men, women and kids to accessories and small home goods. We love anywhere with a nice vibe and friendly staff, so this one is perfect for us.
Good for: all the skate brands
Take Care Shop, Washington D.C
Here at Weekend:In we love any brand that supports the need for eco-friendly products and services, just like the Take Care shop do. They not only stock amazing environmentally friendly beauty products, but also have a station to refill your cleaning products! With a beautiful interior as well, this is a must see!
Best for: Eco friendly beauty
Friends NYC, New York
As they describe it on their website, ‘Friends is 2200 square feet of indie department store goodness’. The shop hosts a mixture of vintage and new pieces. Whilst there, Olivia couldn’t resist picking up a Dickies boiler suit as a souvenir.
Best for: A mix of both new and vintage pieces
Lost and Found, Toronto
The combination of friendly staff and array of good skate brands is what makes this place one to visit. As they describe on their website, they host iconic brands and mix this with original craftsmanship and distinct quality. They sell both men’s and women’s stock, including brands such as Adidas Originals, Vans, Levi’ Made and Crafted, Nike, Stussy and lots more.
Best for: Skate brands and a great shopping experience
Beacons Closet, New York
As a team of females ourselves, we love to support any female founded company that deserves some spotlight. Beacons Closet is definitely one of them; they embrace sustainability and ethical business whilst stocking a whole host of vintage clothes at great prices (what isn’t to like about this one?!). Whilst having a snoop around, Olivia managed to find Derek Lamb dress for only $20 so it was rude not to purchase it at such an amazing price!
Best for: Great priced vintage buys
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