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Your Guide to Small Business Saturday Shopping in Fishtown

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 30, and at Dwell 2nd Street, we’re lucky to be surrounded by a thriving community of local businesses. What better way to celebrate our apartment community’s vibrant neighborhood than by shouting out the people and places who make it unique?

Read on to discover eight bustling small businesses to check out on Small Business Saturday in our Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Olde Kensington neighborhoods.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouseis the first black woman-owned comic book store on the entire East Coast. Owner Ariell Johnson opened the store in 2015 with a dream of creating a welcoming space for like-minded individuals to geek out. As a bonus, there’s also a coffee shop in the store with plenty of beverage options and baked goods. If you’re looking to unleash your inner nerd, Amalgam Comics is definitely your destination. 

City Planter

City Planter opened in 2008 in Northern Liberties as a plant haven rooted in community spirit. Not only does the shop have beautiful houseplants of all shapes and sizes, but it also offers an array of classes and workshops to learn the essentials of plant care. City Planter is a small, family-owned business that always gives back to the community. Show some love and liven up your living space with gorgeous plants!

Fishtown Bikes-n-Beans

Searching for a new bike or need a repair? Fishtown Bikes-n-Beans is the place to go. This small business offers children’s bikes, used bikes, new bikes and bike trade-ins. Owner and mechanic JT Look is dedicated to providing the Fishtown neighborhood with a one-stop shop for cycling needs. True to its slogan, the shop also sells bags of Vermont Coffee Co. coffee.

Doggie Style Pets

At Dwell 2nd Street, we treat pets like family, which is why we’re excited to be located just blocks away from Doggie Style Pets. The locally owned and managed store is full of everything your pet could possibly need, and if you’re looking to expand your furry family, it also has cats and dogs available for adoption. 

Jinxed Philadelphia

Jinxed Philadelphia is full of wonders, and Dwell 2nd Street is located just blocks away from the Fishtown location. Whether you’re in the market for unique furniture pieces, vintage collectables or eclectic clothing and accessories, Jinxed has it all. The one-of-a-kind shop is filled with fun finds and statement pieces, making it a Small Business Saturday destination.

Swag Boutique

Conquer your holiday shopping needs by checking out all the unique gifts that Swag Boutique has to offer! Swag is a homegrown boutique with whimsical pieces perfect for anyone in your life. From kitchenware to handbags, there’s no shortage of gift options for this holiday season. Located in the heart of Northern Liberties, Swag Boutique is just another example of what makes our neighborhood wonderful.

Urban Exchange Project

Urban Exchange Project is a family-owned and operated business that opened its Fishtown location in 2016. The shop sells brand-name secondhand and vintage clothing for both men and women, and the business is dedicated to giving back to the community by donating clothing to those in need. What better way to shop small than by picking up some new threads from Urban Exchange Project?


Opened by designer Bianca De Petro, Toile showcases beautifully designed, custom fashion from her own label alongside many other local designers. Each unique piece at Toile is available to be personally customized and tailored to perfection. If you’re on the hunt for some updates to your wardrobe, Toile is the place to go.

These eight local businesses are shining examples of what makes our Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Olde Kensington neighborhoods so special. Where will you shop on Small Business Saturday?