323A Race St., 215/922-6041,
HOURS: Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.
Taking its name from the Dutch port town, Bruges Home is filled with nature-inspired furniture, wall hangings, original art, colorful tableware, and knickknacks from around the world representing various time periods. The store is housed in a bright, restored historic building, making the shopping experience as unique as the offerings.
The dazzling scented-candle selection from D.L. & Co, Altru, and Vela Aromatica, to name just a few, is impressive, and if your coffee table is in need of a dose of sophistication, scoop up one of the several Taschen books scattered about.