About the shop
Occasionette is a curated gift shop on South Philly's East Passyunk Avenue, boasting one of the city's largest selections of independent cards and gifts. In the shop you'll find cards for every occasion, candles, tea towels, jewelry, bar wares, candies, notebooks, journals, photo frames and much more. Established in 2013 by designer Sara Villari, Occasionette has grown to become a fixture in the neighborhood, serving as a site host for CSA's from local farms and being the perfect place to pick up that little something.
You may have seen us:
- Best of Philadelphia 2013 - Philadelphia Magazine
- Best of Philadelphia 2015 - Philadelphia Magazine
- Best of Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
- Philadelphia Magazine's 50 Best Shops
- One of a Kind Gift Guide Where Magazine
- Grid Magazine
- Etsy's City Guides
About our team
Sara (owner, curator & buyer)
Sara has worked in the gift industry since 2006, first with her own line of illustrated goods, Girls Can Tell gift co., then as a community manager for Etsy.com, and now at Occasionette. When she's not in the shop, Sara likes to annoy her rescued pit-mix mutt, Janiedog, seek out new craft beers with her husband, Erik, or putz around in her garden.
Maggie (stationery buyer & head shop gal)
One of our first shop gals at Occasionette, Maggie brings a strong stationery game to Occasionette, having previously worked at some legendary paper goods destinations. In addition to her intense love of stationery, we're pretty convinced there isn't a person in Philadelphia who likes pizza more than Maggie. Her secret talent, though, is remembering the name of every dog who visits the shop.