Staff Picks: Small Business Shopping Guide for the Holidays

November 30, 2022

At Spruce Street Commons, we love supporting local businesses in our community! Just take a look at The Touraine, where every inch of our travel apartments and beautifully restored building is filled with art and goods from local artists and small businesses in the city. 

With the holidays right around the corner, there’s no better time to shop small and shop local. We asked our staff to share their favorite small businesses in the city. This is your guide to small business shopping for the holidays in Philly.

Lapstone & Hammer

1106 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Photo: Lapstone and Hammer

Lapstone & Hammer is a premier lifestyle brand specializing in contemporary menswear and premium sportswear emphasizing artistry, innovation, and craftsmanship. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re shopping for someone who loves sports, fashion, and unique finds. This clothing store is one of our favorites to shop from in the city because you can get a little bit of everything for yourself and your loved ones. Lapstone & Hammer carries over 80+ brands such as Nike, Birkenstock, Reebok, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many more. Here you’ll find clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and kids.

Not only is Lapstone & Hammer known for their menswear and iconic looks, but they’re also the premier sneaker store in the city. You’ll find limited edition new releases, vintage kicks, and more from brands like Nike, Addidas, Air Jordan, and Salomon.

Lapstone & Hammer is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-7:00am and 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sundays. Lapstone & Hammer is currently having a 20% off pre-holiday sale. Shop online and receive 20% off your purchase, valid on select items. To view their collection of designer shoes, clothing, and accessories, click here.

Walter Pine Floral Studio

729 South 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Photo: Walter Pine Floral Studio

Our travel apartments at The Touraine are filled with beautiful and unique plants—many of them come from our favorite plant shop in the city. Walter Pine Floral Studio has a little bit of everything for those with a green thumb. This plant shop and studio has beautiful floral arrangements, plants of all sizes and styles, home goods, gifts, and plant accessories. Walter Pine Floral Studio isn’t your typical plant shop, everything is curated with an artful approach—from the floral bouquets to the interior design of the shop.

Shop a variety of ready-to-go potted plants and large statement plants such as the fiddle leaf fig and monstera deliciosa. Walter Pine also has an abundance of floral bouquets to choose from, all carefully curated with seasonal blooms. If you’re gifting someone a bouquet you have the option of getting it wrapped and hand-tied, in a beautiful vase, or as a large statement piece. What we love most about Walter Pine Floral Studio are the seasonal decor and arrangements. Click here to shop the holiday wreaths, flowers, and gifts. 

Walter Pine Floral Studio is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm with delivery and pick-up options available.

Moon + Arrow

742 S 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Photo: Moon + Arrow

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all your holiday gifts and goodies, look no further than Moon + Arrow. Located not far from The Annex and The Touraine, Moon + Arrow is a unique boutique for handmade and vintage jewelry, clothing, accessories, home furnishings, decor, apothecary, and more. Moon + Arrow is a featured staff pick for many reasons: all items are sustainably made in small batches and from women-owned brands.

Every week you’ll find new goods such as handcrafted soaps, candles and incense, books, skincare, apparel, and more. Moon + Arrow also has a line dedicated to children. Little Moon + Arrow has long-lasting, high-quality toys, clothing, crafts, and decor you won’t find anywhere else.

Moon + Arrow is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm and on Sundays from 10:00am-5:00pm.

This Corner

1613 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Photo: This Corner

 Ever wanted to get your hair done while also crossing off items from your shopping list? This Corner is the perfect place for you! This Corner is a design shop and hair salon all in one. Here you’ll find a variety of interesting and unique goods such as a bottle opener that’s also a hammer, a heatproof coffee decanter, and an abundance of unique books and magazines. We love shopping at This Corner because it has bright, artistic prints and quirky goods that add character and charm to any space. 

The front area of the shop is all retail, plants, and unique goods while the back of the shop is where the magic happens. The hair salon services men, women, and children of all ages and offers everything from balayage and highlights to haircuts and styling. 

This Corner is just around the corner from The Annex and The Touraine and is open Tuesday through Saturday with select hours. Shop online, make an appointment, and view store/salon hours here.


2041 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Photo: Vestige

Vestige is a thoughtfully designed, minimalistic-inspired gathering space in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. The space is filled with curated collections of clothing and vintage apparel, apothecary and home goods, jewelry and accessories, and so much more. What we love most about Vestige is how often they bring in new items and unique goods you won’t find anywhere else. The space itself is also very tranquil and welcoming, making it easy to shop and find what you’re looking for.

Not sure what to get your loved ones? Vestige has you covered. Check out their gift guide filled with hand-painted tumblers, cookbooks, jewelry, and more. Vestige is open Tuesday through Sunday with select hours. View new arrivals, store hours, holiday gifts, apparel, and more on Vestige’s website.

Shop Small in Philly

Looking for more small businesses to support this holiday season? Check out our guide to holiday shopping in Philly It has great resources and tips on where to shop in Rittenhouse Row, West Philly, and South Street. Find something you like? Share it on social media and tag us on Instagram at @sprucestreetcommons for a chance to be featured on our page!