Blog: Sorry, Can't Hear You Over All The Deliciousness!

Blog: Sorry, Can't Hear You Over All The Deliciousness!

Everyone employed at Hello World has a major sweet tooth. Seriously, every last one of us has trouble resisting a chocolate bar, toffee, popcorn...any type of snack, really. That's why we need you to rid us of these!
About a week ago, we started getting in huge shipments of chocolate and other candies. It's starting to get to us. Little by little, we keep picking a piece for ourselves. We feel guilty! We want to share!

If you're looking for a great gift for the holidays or just want to amp up your repertoire of the different types of chocolates you've tried in your life, you absolutely need to pay us a visit. Our flavor selections include pumpkin spice, cinnamon horchata, pigs n taters, just to name a few--and that's just for the chocolate bars!

Check out what else we've got in store for you:

If you can resist these, we'll eat our hat! (Which, btw, we have plenty of.)

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Blog: Fall @ Hello World!

Blog: Fall @ Hello World!

It's officially fall around Hello World, and we've got the inventory to show for it! There's nothing quite like unpacking various boxes filled with new bags, hats, scarves, and so much more. Fall colors like gray, royal blue, dark green, and orange are just so pleasing to the eye and are flattering for everyone!

Finally, it is time to pack away your summer clothing. Say goodbye to your warm weather staples and pull out your favorite jackets! 

We can't help but think of how great these pieces will look on our shoppers! Check some of them out below.

Super cute cuffs to make any jacket fancier!

Plaids are always in for fall!

Fluffy hats to keep your head warm and chic!

Make a statement this fall with these rich colored bags!

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Blog: Dress It Up!

Blog: Dress It Up!

You may have heard the term "New Year, New Me" at some point. Typically, people say that as the clock strikes twelve into the next year. Here at Hello World, we've practicing "New Season, New Us!" While we are 100% still that lifestyle and gift shop you've grown to know and love, we thought we'd spice it up a bit.

For years, Hello World has been somewhat on the brink of doing this. We started with scarves and ponchos, moved on to wraps and kimonos, and now we've finally stocked clothing

That's right! If you come into Hello World (or keep up with our website) in the coming weeks you can officially buy dresses at all lengths, tunics, and leggings! Check out some of what we've got to offer below:

Stop by and try out our new dressing room

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Blog: Just Throw It In The Bag!

Blog: Just Throw It In The Bag!

Well folks, it's mid-August! This time of the year means many things for many different people. Maybe you're gearing up for the upcoming school year; your head all full of the quadratic formula and what you'll wear on the first day. Maybe you're planning your final trip of the season; an excursion through Europe or a road trip along the east coast. Or maybe you're just planning to spend the rest of the blazing hot season in your air conditioned bedroom (which, by the way, we totally understand). Luckily, we can help you with 2 out of 3 of those possibilities! 

Whether you're a student or your loved one is, you know that a backpack is a major part of getting an education. With how heavy books are and how long students are expected to carry them, a comfortable backpack is a necessity. But we figured...why can't it be comfortable AND trendy? That's why we decided to start carrying a new brand of the most visually appealing backpacks we've seen in a long time. Check some of them out them out below! 

This bag also comes in a version that features blues and browns

These bags are super pigmented; similar bags in-store come in shades of blue

Not only are they great for school, but they're also perfect for your next backpacking adventure. In these knapsacks, you could easily carry your laptop, a couple pieces of literature, a notebook, pens, pencils, personal items, any chargers you may need, and a light change of clothes. Nothing quite like traveling light in style!

In addition, if your loved one is an athlete, you can't send them off to school without a gym bag! These extremely lightweight bags even fold up into themselves, so you can essentially carry a large gym bag in your backpack and have it take up a tiny amount of space. 

Stop in to Hello World before you set out on your next adventure! Or if you need some time away from your television and A/C. 

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Blog: Tea Time!

Blog: Tea Time!

It doesn't matter what season it is, there's nothing better than waking up late, wrapping yourself in your blanket, and having a nice cup of tea on your couch. Of course, this is much more comfortable in the colder months (or if you have air conditioning). Here at Hello World, we know your leisure time is the most important time. That's why we like to keep our mug selection stacked! We've got something for everyone. Check it out:

A simple, classic deer mug.

A great gift for the literature lover in your life!

I mean, you can't go wrong with The Great Catsby

The mugs are cute. The matching teapots are even cuter!

And for the coffee lovers:

Some days, coffee just HAS to come first! 

Pinky's up! With this many mugs, you can justify finally trying all those fun flavors. 

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Blog: Love, Philadelphia

Blog: Love, Philadelphia

As many of you know, Hello World is located in good ole, always sunny Philadelphia. If there's one thing that Philadelphians have (besides a deep love for Wawa), it's pride. And we get that. We know that we've got great schools, food, history, art...the list could go on and on. 

Which is why we'd like to be a stop on your list of places to pick up souvenirs! For quite some time, we have been selling beautiful Philadelphia themed glasses. Our beloved "PhillyWare" consists of wine glasses, beer glasses, mugs, and a couple other must-haves! Take a look at these beauties: 

That's right, they've got the love sign, the skyline, and a giant pretzel incorporated in there. These are a great gift for someone that is leaving the city or just for someone that loves the city! 

But that's not all! We've upped our game as of Tuesday. Now we have beautiful prints, magnets, and postcards. These great collectables and sendables include the Love Sign, the very famous Rocky statue, the skyline, and City Hall. You can't go wrong!

And for those of you that love the grandiose, we have these truly special large "LOVE" prints in the store in various colors:

Head on into Hello World for some unique Philadelphia themed gifts! 

P.S. If you're looking for a beautiful piece of Philadelphian jewelry, check out these necklaces and earrings! 

 

By: Sabrina Iglesias

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Blog: Let Your Bathroom Be Your Kingdom!

Blog: Let Your Bathroom Be Your Kingdom!

Here at Hello World, we believe that your bathroom should be just as beautiful as the rest of your home. While it may seem like it's just a room you get clean in, it's so much more than that!

Did you know that the Kardashians completely redo all of their bathrooms for any events they host? Treat your own bathroom like you're a Kardashian! 

Anyway, we just got a bunch of new items in the store that will look amazing in any lavatory! Check them out here:

 

Stop on in and get to work on your dream bathroom!

 

By: Sabrina Iglesias

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Blog: It's Your Mother Calling...

Blog: It's Your Mother Calling...

We all know what it sounds like when your mom is calling your phone. When my grandmother calls my Mom, her ringtone is the 'Jaws' theme song. When my Mom calls me, a current radio hit blares out. I now hate that song due to how often I hear it. But regardless of just how often your mom may call you, her day is still coming up! Time to finally answer the phone.

That's right, folks. Sunday, May 8, 2016 is right around the corner. Have you picked up the perfect gift for your mom yet? If not, we can help with that.

For starters, we have all new jewelry by Amy Neukrug in. If the matriarch of your family loves pearls or has always wanted to start a pearl jewelry collection, this is the perfect purchase! 

Next up on the jewelry front, we have a whole new earring collection in from one of our favorite vendors, Wanna Buy A Watch? We know, the name is a bit misleading. But all of their jewelry is handcrafted and truly gorgeous.

We hope you haven't forgotten about the handbag sale we have going on! Select purses are 40% off and we still have plenty in. Frugal shoppers beware: the prices are amazing and the bags are super cute.

Come on in and check out all that and more. Whether your mom prefers bags, jewelry, housewares, scarves, aprons, tchotchkes, or something in between, we've got it all. If you need any help picking out a gift, we are always here to assist! Surprise mom with the perfect gift this year. 

 

 

By: Sabrina Iglesias

 

 

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Blog: Hello Spring!

Blog: Hello Spring!

Hey all you Hello World shoppers! Long time no blog!

A few years ago, you were all treated to the delightful blogging of Hannah Cooley. Hannah has since moved on and now I, Sabrina Iglesias, will be regularly blogging from the Hello World account. 

Now let's move forward...spring has sprung! Or at least, it's trying to. We've had a few days of warmth, a few days of cold, and even some snow. If you're from the Philadelphia area, you know how typical that is for us. That being said, a bit of snow doesn't mean that you can't be in the spring spirit! 

We all know what the spring spirit is, right? Pastels, florals, hats, umbrellas, cross-body bags...good news is that we've got all of those things here at Hello World. Right now, though, I'd like to focus on one of our most popular items: the spring scarf

Let us take a look at just a few of the super cute spring scarves we have in the store:

                     Looking for a scarf with an animal on it? We've got you. What about a scarf that reminds you of a dreary spring day in England? Check that scarf with the sheep on it. A simple floral that will go with any outfit? We couldn't let you down like that! We've got plenty. 

Stop on in and grab the scarf that fits your personality. Oh, and one last thing, they start at the killer price of $19.00

 

By: Sabrina Iglesias

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