Omoi Zakka Shop is a cozy stationery & lifestyle store located in downtown Philadelphia. Driven by considerate 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 opened a sister store in 2015 called SELECT SHOP 215, located in Philadelphia's Old City district. Each shop carries a selection of goods befitting its respective neighborhood, featuring an assortment of lines from around the world as well as working closely with local makers. We've also been known to inspire the buyers of certain national chains based here.
Our customers know us as a go-to supply shop for tools and treats to improve their day, from morning routine to evening.
1608 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
on Pine Street at the intersection of 16th Street
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We are within walking distance from the Broad Street Line's Walnut-Locust stop, 15th street/City Hall, and SEPTA bus routes 2, 40, 42, and 21.
On-street parking is often hard to come by.
12 - 7PM Mondays
11 - 7PM Tuesdays through Saturdays
12 - 5PM Sundays
There are 4 steps with no handrail (but a nearby wall to lean on) between our front room and our back room. We can most certainly assist you in getting up or down the stairs at your request. The store is rather narrow (we like to call it cozy), but can accomodate wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers.
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.
WHAT IS 'ZAKKA'?
Zakka 「雑貨」 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 pen, a bag, a soap dish. 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.
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, manufacturers, and artists of all the fine stuff we get into the shop. We tell you what's good about it and why we use it ourselves, and we take some good looking pictures, too. We are a small crew of Philadelphians who want to bring in a little of what's out there in this world of ours.
Liz | Owner & Head Buyer
Maggie | Web Operations & Photography
Bethany | SELECT SHOP 215 Manager
Meeme | Omoi Zakka Shop Manager
April | Shop Staff
Jess | Shop Staff
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