Posted: May 23, 2007 3:30 pm
I haven't been there in over a year, anyhow it depends on what you are looking for. if it is just general stuff just walk down south st and there are a few but from about 6th thru 3rd there are stores just off south. the only two i can think of off the top of my head are noise pollution and record exchange, but there are more down there.
at 9th & catherine is a good store, i think it is run by one of the guys who was in the strapping fieldhands. you should head over there anyhow cause 9th & christian is the italian market. anyhow, he specializes in older country, i think, but also soul and used to have some decent psych.
Once i was in there and i saw a man in near hysterics because another guy, neither one working there, had a deep purple bootleg video and wouldn't loan it to him, which he desperately needed to see, apparently.
i don't know about west or north philly but there are great thrift stores in the north.
there is probably a thread on here somewhere about philly in general.