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Bruges Home This two-story design studio carries everything from coffee-table books to club chairs. All the price tags have lengthy descriptions because, according to owner Ed Gray, "people like things with a story." T+L Tip Don't be put off by the listed item dimensions; many pieces can be customized to fit your space. 323 Race St.; 215/922-6041.

Minima Eugenie Perret fills her sleek, white-lacquer furniture studio and gallery with a veritable who's who of modern designers: Piero Lissoni, Marc Newson, Eero Saarinen, Philippe Starck. Art exhibitions rotate, and works are often commissioned for the showroom. T+L Tip Most of the staff has a background in interior design. Bring pictures of your room, and they'll do a consultation. 118 N. Third St.; 215/922-2002.

Reform Vintage Modern This is a secret source for other Midcentury furniture dealers, who come for original finds by design legends like Warren Platner and Tommi Parzinger and then resell them at a premium. Expect coveted items at affordable prices. T+L Tip Ask owner Arthur Meckler to take you to his warehouse across town. That's where he keeps bigger pieces—chairs, sofas, tables—that he'll sell at a discount. 112 N. Third St.; 215/922-6908.


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