Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Jewelry, watches, clocks, sales service
Pro Tip: Bring your curiosity and enjoy a FREE coffee or tea while you browse.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
When deciding what to sell at Aenigma Jewelry & Accessories, Lynda Kane doesn't order from the usual catalogs or wish-granting jewelry genies. Instead, she travels to Colombia, Thailand, Turkey, and other far-flung destinations in search of original finds. Once there, she collaborates with local artisans on the unique pieces, transporting them back to her Collingswood shop and onto the earlobes and wrists of her patrons. It's the next step in a family tradition?her parents would travel the globe, then return with one-of-a-kind pieces for Kane and her sister.
It's a formula that works. Her patrons laud Kane and the knowledgeable staff for their "magnificent pieces" and "great taste," which are evident when pouring through a collection that includes floral statement necklaces, jewel-ensconced pendants, and handmade, unique jewelry.
At Posh Lingerie and Bra Boutique, lingerie experts strive to strike a balance between seductive and practical?sheer, lacy thongs and leopard-print push-up bras share shelf space with sturdy sports bras and seamless boy shorts. This diverse inventory for women of all ages and sizes earned storeowner Denise Magaziner a feature on Talk Philly. The in-house bra fitters help customers hone in on their ideal fit, and they specialize in prosthetic bras, postsurgery corsets, and undergarments for expectant or nursing mothers.
For more than 80 years, the retailers at Robinson Luggage have packed their showroom with functional and stylish luggage, business cases, and bags from brands such as Kenneth Cole, Johnston & Murphy, and Kipling. Today, more than 60 brands of luggage, computer cases, and backpacks line the shelves waiting for somebody to entrust them with their clothes, business documents, or treasured slinky collections. A close-knit family, the staff averages 12 years of experience, with many team members having been a part of the store for more than 20 years. They welcomely combine their expertise to aid shoppers searching for pieces that fit ideal factors such as budget, aesthetic, or function.
Tucked away in the historic Curtis Center, Philadelphia Diamond Company’s jewelers hone design aesthetics, helping students craft blueprints for unique neckwear, tinkling bangles, and sparkly finger baubles. From casting wax molds to figuring out which diamonds are ready to hatch, the jewel-savvy staff illuminates every step of the jewelry-making process. After drawing up plans for fresh finery or redesigning well-worn accessories, students munch on continental-breakfast nibbles while waiting for custom molds to emerge. Students hungry to turn their designs into reality benefit from a 20% discount on required materials, letting designers cast personalized wedding bands or dreamy amulets without the hassle of prospecting for precious metals or melting down old debate-club lavalieres.