Vintage clothing always makes a great conversation piece. The fabrics, textures, colors and patterns all have a unique story of where it came from and who wore it before you. Visit these vintage stores around South Street in Philadelphia to claim some one-of-a-kind pieces to make your wardrobe pop.
Located on South Street, Raxx Vintage Emporium is a hipster’s dream. The store typically has a line down the street on Friday in the late afternoons and on weekends of people trying to snag some cool clothing. This shop has great prices with pieces in top shape without stains or any unintentional holes. There is also a small section with timeless home décor and trinkets from times past. This is a must-stop while strolling around the area.
Visit Retrospect Vintage every day 11 a.m.–9 p.m. at 508 South St. This shop only contains hand-selected merchandise to give a refined experience for shoppers. The shop has items from every decade to suit anyone’s personal style or a fun look for a themed party. Profits from each purchase fund the Goodwill mission to provide training and careers for residents with disabilities and disadvantages.
Right off the main strip of South Street shops, Philly AID Thrift is the perfect place to go and admire the weird and quirky. This donation-based store has everything from vintage clothing, furniture, kitchen supplies, records and even costumes. Items are everywhere — on racks, the walls and ceiling. Guests are encouraged to wander aimlessly and marvel at all they have, even if they do not have the intention to purchase anything. As an added bonus, the store offers free, rapid HIV testing and support for anyone in need.
LEGOLAND New York Resort debuted its first Brick-or-Treat, a not-so-scary Halloween party built for kids! The event runs Saturdays and Sundays in October, 3–6 p.m., transforming each of the park’s seven LEGO-themed lands into family-friendly Halloween havens.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Kick-off the Christmas festivities Nov. 21 at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Welcoming guests of all ages, the entire family can participate in the resort’s annual Illumination Ceremony. This magical event celebrates the flipping of a switch for the spectacular light displays around the resort.
Located in Yardley Pennsylvania, Shady Brook Farm offers fun activities for families all year long, but really thrives in autumn. During fall, Shady Brook hosts plenty of activities for all ages.
Movies on the Potomac are back at National Harbor, in Maryland, offering a variety of Halloween classics during the entire month of October. Every Sunday, 4–6 p.m., National Harbor will show a free movie on the Waterfront Plaza big screen, located at 150 National Plaza.