On Wednesday, January 26, Samantha Shaw will officially open the doors to her culinary and lifestyle boutique, Sam Shaw’s Treatery at 306 South Street in Philadelphia.
The concept of opening this 1,000 sq. ft. boutique in her old neighborhood – bringing Koffmeyer’s Old Fashion Cookies back to Philadelphia proper, along with an array of her handpicked favorites never before available in the area – was the perfect solution to a post-pandemic career. Her vision is now a reality and furthermore, is helping to revitalize the South Street/ Headhouse/Queen Village business community.
Along with a variety of the original baked in-store Koffmeyer’s cookies (whose store was originally located around the corner at Headhouse Square), the shop features the following:
- artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars from Phat Olive from Katonah, N.Y.
- decorative placemats, trivets, and coasters from France
- unique bamboo salad bowls from Vietnam
- handcrafted pottery and lifestyle merchandise from South Africa
- complimentary gift wrapping for all purchases
The shop’s inventory, gathered from her years of travel, is a combination of sustainable and fair-trade goods plus other unique finds. This retail experience provides a space to treat yourself and others.
Born and raised in Society Hill, Sam enjoyed more than two decades as an executive in the world of professional tennis. After years on the road, time at home during the pandemic made Sam nostalgic for childhood comforts and inspired this business idea. Sam, a former collegiate tennis player and an avid skier, attended St. Peter’s School (nursery-eighth grade) in Society Hill, Springside School (now SCH Academy), and Lafayette College. She currently resides in Center City, Philadelphia.
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