Philadelphia is my hometown. I was born and raised outside of the city but spent six years during and after college living there. The food is amazing, the music scene is close to my heart and there is so much unique art.
However, this city is not one for designer jewelry. While talented, well-known designers like Paul Morelli and Anthony Lent are headquartered there, the number of jewelry stores worth visiting are…slim. Well, there’s really only one.Egan Day.
Egan Day is located right off of Spruce Street, just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square. The store is tucked into a cozy building on 16th street - if you’re in a hurry you might miss it, but once you notice those beautiful displays in the window, you won’t miss it again.
The feel of the store is warm and inviting. The colors are monotone with pops of gold and grainy, natural wood. It’s minimal, yet rustic. The staff is friendly, you can tell that they love the designers carried and truly believe in the store.
Egan Day carries less than a dozen jewelry designers, but the product mix is perfect. Each designer is nature inspired, but uses stunning gemstones, pearls and precious metals. My favorites, of course, are Gabriella Kiss and Ted Muehling, both of which only sell in a handful of stores across the country.
I could’ve spent hours trying on each piece of exquisite jewelry, and the lovely staff probably would have let me. The most memorable item was this pair of one-of-a-kind Gabriella Kiss ship earrings. The sails moved side to side! Absolutely amazing design.
Egan Day and the designers carried have a keen attention to detail - the way an earring claps to the stores soundtrack - all of the little things add up to a big statement. The experience they’ve created certainly left an impression.