We contacted a handful of our favorite Philadelphia boutiques to learn the stories behind the names of their popular storefronts.
Our finding: Philly shop-keeps tend toward the sentimental, drawing influence from fond memories and familial heritage. For instance, the names of Arcadia and Nice Things Handmade are a family affair, while the store owners of Hello World and Bus Stop took a cue from the names of their favorite hometown haunts.
Click through the slideshow to learn the name origins of eleven Philly hot spots.
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