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Gift Guide: The Fashion Plate


Leather Kilim Boots
Souli and Souli co-owner Ali Souli (originally from Tunisia) designs these gorgeous boots in Philly, travels to Morocco to source the raw materials and works with artisans in Marrakech to construct the shoes, with a conscientious focus on fair wages and environmentally sound practices.

Pocket Squares
Sass up a suit or blazer with the Pink Lapel’s colorful pocket square in peppy floral patterns, snappy seersucker or hip bow-and-arrows motif, all handmade by this small, indie accessories company.

Bio-Design Scarves
Edgy fashion design company Supra Endura partnered with the Wistar Institute, an international biomedical research powerhouse located right here in Philadelphia, on a capsule collection of scarves in luxe fabrics, with patterns inspired by abstracted shapes of cells. From each purchase, $2 is donated to Wistar.

Crocheted Hats
Soft, chunky yarn comes together in a rainbow of colors, with whimsical buttons and other finishing touches on the Sweet Mama Lew hat, created by Elissa Kara, the owner-operator of Nice Things Handmade boutique on East Passyunk Avenue.
Various prices

Handpicked Vintage
Founded by a small group of local vintage obsessives, Cactus Collective on Fabric Row presents well-curated racks of garments, accessories and jewelry from decades past, as well as goods from local artists. 
Various prices

Lila Stuempfig Handmade Shoes
When is a shoe a work of art? When it’s handmade by Germantown-based Lila Stuempfig, a third-generation Philadelphia artist and craftswoman who makes shoes, leather goods and jewelry, putting love and attention into every detail of her creations. 
$200 & up


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