We're a place that people come to when they need the perfect gift, something that isn't found at every chain store, that can be imbued with special sentiment. We're the 'I just got paid and want to treat myself' place. We're the spot where there's always something new in stock, be it for you, your friend, your home or office. We're glad you're here. 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 feelings of hope, 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 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 clock, a bag, a pencil case, the mug you drink your tea from, the incense burner on your dresser. 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." Feels good, doesn't it. SHOP STAFF
We are the people who answer the phone when you call. We carefully pack and gift wrap your orders. We follow your Pinterest. We take the photos, write the code, and track down the makers, producers, and artists of all the awesome stuff we get into the shop. We are a small crew. We do not have buying departments or models. It's all us, just a group of Philadelphians who get a kick out of sharing great things with the city they love.