Photos courtesy of Weld Photography
America’s first fair trade town, Media’s diverse retail scene that is rooted in the arts makes it one of the top shopping towns in the western suburbs. AML took to Main Street with the talented team of Weld Photography by our side to celebrate eight great Media retailers.
Media draws more than 250,000 people yearly from its surrounding townships. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, the Media Arts Council hosts a Second Saturday Arts Stroll. Over 30 businesses on and around State Street in Media stay open late as part of a free arts event—the next 2nd Saturday is December 10th.
Learn more about these amazing small business owners below—and we hope to see you in downtown Media shopping this holiday season!
Earth and State
23 West State Street
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11-6; Friday 11 – 8; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-4. *Will Have Extended Holiday Hours*
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Earth & State pottery and crafts is a friendly, comfortable shopping venue located in the center of downtown Media. If you are looking for that special gift or something truly unique, stop in and leisurely browse their vast array of artistic wares including pottery, glassware, textiles, instruments and yes-even fairy wings. They showcase over 200 local and international artists who work in various media ranging from metal, wood, paper, stone and much more.
In addition to supporting several local artists, Earth and State is also proud to support the endeavors of several fair trade organizations. These organizations provide access to diverse products created by artists from all over the world, and in turn, provide a means of livelihood to artists who would otherwise not have an outlet to sell their wares. Working with such a broad range of talented artists allows Earth & State to continually offer new and exciting items. Gift certificates, layaway and wedding registry are available.
Sorella Boutique is located on the quaint-but hip-main drag of State Street in Media! Sorella offers their clients unique styles of women’s clothing and fashionable accessories. The owners, also sisters, travel to LA and New York City to scout out the best designer picks each season. Offering denim to special occasion dresses, Sorella is a popular go-to boutique for area women. The beautiful and private Prom Lounge on the lower level will be restocked with designer gowns for prom in January. Each gown is handpicked by the owners and registered for each girl-no one can buy the same gown for the same prom at Sorella! Be sure to visit and enjoy the fun in store vibe, friendly stylists and fabulous fashion at Sorella this holiday season.
Come visit this new, eclectic, mother & daughter shop founded in historic downtown Media which features an open art studio. Daughter Rebecca Michelle Lee, a.k.a. Becky Lee, creates unique art and restores, upcycles, and repurposes items in an environmentally friendly way.
Blueberry Bog also hosts a wide variety of handmade items and artwork from artists around the Delaware County. They are open late for Dining under the Stars in the summertime, and carriage rides in the wintertime. Follow Blueberry Bog on Facebook to get the latest info, pictures, projects as well as Media-area events.
Seven Stones, a shopping emporium, was once described as the ‘best place to find something that you didn’t think you needed.’ They feature fine quality Native American jewelry and craft. Luscious turquoise and many other stones fill their cases. And their comprehensive collection is not just for women. They offer beautiful leather bags, Ariat boots and apparel, Scully leather and western wear, Pendleton blankets, Native-made moccasins, and Be Love, Sabaku, and Lakota Design tees. They also feature outerwear for children. There is a book nook, flutes, drums, music, cards, sage, rocks, crystals, salt and crystal Lamps, Aloha Bay’s awesome scented candles, hats and scarves.
Seven Stones also has a very large selection of incense and all sorts of burners, oils, soaps, Noah Bells, boxes and tapestries. With wonderful, unique and spirited gift ideas, Steven Stones may be just the different thing you are looking for this holiday season.
The Cedar Chest Consigment & Vintage Boutique
Since 2001, The Cedar Chest has been providing affordable high-end, vintage, & trendy wear for the frugal “as well as” environmentally conscious local fashionistas. At the Cedar Chest there is no digging around, everything is perfectly picked for their clientele!
Reconsidered Home is a vintage boutique featuring salvaged furnishings, vintage decor and generally unique items. They specialize in mid-century and Danish modern design as well as one-of-a-kind gifts and tableware. Check out their collection of modern artifacts and find out why these decades produced the most interesting and eclectic designs of the century.
Locally owned and operated, Reconsidered Home is located in historic Media, PA on Jasper Street between Jackson and Olive.
Kuta Metals & Textiles has been bringing handcrafted jewelry to the Media community for over 20 years. Kuta is one of the many supporters of Fair Trade in the small town of Media and close to 50% of their products are made in the United States. Gathering their items from all over, they have acquired quite a selection of artistic accessories. Ancient roman glass jewelry, winter garments from Nepal and Italy, handbags from Indonesia and other magnificent parts of the world, there is so much to see at this fantastic boutique.
Reaching up to a thousand pairs of earrings, and the largest collection of scarves conceivable, as well as more, Kuta has something for everyone. Recently, they have partnered up with the popular jewelry line, Chamillia, and are promoting an amazing variety of beads and bracelets. The assortment of scarves, hats, and gloves are captivating with their bright patterns and rich hues. Holiday shopping? Do you have a birthday right around the corner? Kuta is a place to find the perfect gift for someone special, although it’s no easy decision with each piece being equally striking. Come and enjoy the shopping and restaurants on State Street. Soak up the atmosphere of the lively town of Media, and stop into Kuta. There’s a one-of-a-kind accessory awaiting your arrival!
local home + gifts
Celebrating five years in downtown Media, local home + gifts brings a taste of the city to the suburbs, with boutique candles, unique baby gifts, and a selection of items for the hostess, the bride-to-be, or just because. Showcasing such lines as Thymes, Trumpette, Seda France and Roost, you’ll find an eclectic mix of merchandise found nowhere else.
Add sparkle this season with chic gifts and unique accessories and ornaments from local home + gifts!