ABOUT US

Omoi Zakka Shop is a cozy design & lifestyle store located in downtown Philadelphia. Driven by thoughtful design, affordability, and a good sense of humor, we select items that we like, use, and believe in. Our name means thoughtful, useful sundry goods.

Following the original Center City location in 2006, we’ve recently opened a sister store called SELECT SHOP 215. Each shop carries an assortment of lines from around the world as well as working closely with local makers.

Our customers know us as their go-to supply shop for tools and treats to improve your day, from morning routine to evening.

LOCATION
1608 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
on Pine Street at the intersection of 16th Street
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HOURS
Mondays 12PM to 7PM
Tuesdays through Saturdays 11AM to 7PM
Sundays 12PM to 6PM

CALL
1-215-545-0963

 

The shop on Pine Street on a humid late July day

 

WHAT DOES 'OMOI' MEAN?

Pronounced like "oh boy", the first part of our name comes from the Japanese word 「想い」 loosely meaning “thoughts and ideas.” This word omoi is nuanced with the sense of consideration and sincerity. It's an I've been thinking of you kind of sentiment that's at the heart of every item you'll find here.

 

 

Gorgeous Japanese ceramics and enamelware for kitchen paired with herbal tea, and lush greens.

 

WHAT IS 'ZAKKA'?

「雑貨」Zakka is a kind of mundane object imbued with tremendous personal appeal. Some zakka are designed to be that way from the start, and other zakka become that way because you love them. A notebook, a bag, a bar of soap. The mug you take tea in, the windowsill incense burner, the wristwatch you rely on. Zakka are things that become the necessary items in your day to day life. They make you feel happy about your space, your life, your look. Say it like "zah-kah." Nice.

 

Say thank you with style. We have just what you'll need.

 

SHOP STAFF

Hello. It's us. We pick up the phone when you call. We give a warm hello when you visit. We carefully pack and gift wrap your orders. We track down the makers, producers, and artists of all the awesome stuff we get into the shop, and then we tell you why we like it and take some pretty pictures, too. We are a small crew, a group of Philadelphians who get a kick out of sharing great things with the people around us. 

The Crew

Liz | Owner & Head Buyer

Maggie | Web Operations & Photography 

Meeme | Omoi Zakka Shop Manager

April | Shop Staff

Jess | Shop Staff

Maura | Shop Staff

Bethany | SELECT SHOP 215 Manager

Alixe | Shop Staff & Social Media

Del | Shop Staff

 

 

 

Thoughtful, useful gifts and lifestyle supplies for you and yours. Handpicked from around the world.

Philadelphia's destination for the lifestyle journaling system, Midori Traveler's Note

Thoughtfully selected for you. Our selection of T-Lab Polé Polé handcarved paulownia wood animals!

views of our apothecary selection featuring Meow Meow Tweet

We stock a choice selection of the best Japanese fashion and lifestyle magazines, from Popeye, GRIND, VIKKA, Casa BRUTUS and more.

Gorgeous, highly collectible Kaweco writing tools at the shop

Ryo Takagi kirie-ya prints and playful daily use objects live in our back room.

Housewarming gifts and fun design goods for kitchen, home, and bath.

Catch up and send a thoughtful greeting card from our great hand-picked selection.

Our favorite Japanese and US made indulgences for bath and body, utilizing binchotan charcoal, Nordic herbs and more.

Omoi Zakka Shop means Thoughtful Useful Everyday Goods

Visit Omoi Zakka Shop at 1608 Pine Street in Philadelphia's gorgeous Rittenhouse neighborhood.

 

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