Best Of Philly 2002 - Philadelphia Magazine
New Shopping Destination
If you still think Pine Street as synonymous with stodgy antiques, then you haven’t trolled the stretch between Broad and 9th streets lately. Here one of our favorite reasons to cruise Pine: The Crystal Cage an “accessories for life” store that stocks Lee Woo wide-brimmed, two-toned straw hats, Nicoletta charm bracelets, and Saddlebag belts with white top-stitching and fringe…
CBS 3 Eye on Philadelphia (television program)
April 16, 2006
The Crystal Cage was featured on a Philadelphia news TV spot about the latest in fashion, jewelry, and eclectic finds.
Philadelphia Daily News
December 18, 2003 - page 38
What’s In Store
At Crystal Cage, the presents are fly
By Jenice M. Armstrong
THE NAME of her Pine Street shop is the Crystal Cage, and Kelly Reynolds flutters around inside it like a beautiful bird.
She’s the former owner of Wilhelmina’s, which took over the old Zanzibar Blue spot after the supper club moved to Broad and Walnut streets.
Bar owner-turned-retailer Reynolds chatters brightly with customers and offers homemade Christmas cookies and eggnog while helping a businessman pick out a gift for his lady friend.
“I talk too much. I was always the kid in the class to whom the teachers would say “Stop taaalking,’ ” she admits, her hazel eyes twinkling.
But then she’s off, circling around the 500-square-foot space pointing out the numerous treasures for sale.
There’s an eye-catching, pale blue fox headband ($115) that can also be worn as a collar, and matching knit gloves also are trimmed in fix ($115). In the back, she has a mink set ($165 for the headband, $115 for the cashmere-lined gloves).
For guys who already have everything, the 3-year-old boutique sells metal flasks (#35 to $48), crystal cigar ashtrays ($94), a travel billfold that holds a boarding pass and is made wide to accommodate foreisn currencies ($182.50), and a wine bottle opener and stopper set in a burlwood box ($84).
A set of three good-sized mangowood candle holders goes for $190, and a soapstone vase decorated with brass inlays is $232.
“In this business, you have to know style…In the bar business, you have to know how to party,” Reynolds said; wrapping up her tour of the shop.
Watching her effusive greeting of two new customers, you’re certain that Reynolds is good at both.
August 2002 - page 50
The Crystal Cage was again featured as having a "What's Hot" product in the August 2002 issue of Philadelphia Magazine
Understated Beauty, Elegance and Style best describe this 14k gold and pearl pussy willow necklace. A forever piece, also available in bronze and white gold at The Crystal Cage.
The Crystal Cage
1116 Pine Street
May 2002 - page 45
The Crystal Cage was featured as having a "What's Hot" product in the May 2002 issue of Philadelphia Magazine
The seasons best accessory. A hip, updated variation of the classic charm bracelet. Vibrant color, chic style. A must have. Available in a multitude of colors. $77.
The Crystal Cage
1116 Pine Street
March 2002 - page 25
PINE STREET - Suddenly, it’s more than just antiques
By Meg Cohen Ragas
At the Crystal Cage (1116 Pine Street; 215-238-1323), Kelly Reynolds stocks “accessories for life” – including bone handled walking sticks, leather-bound journals, silver-and-leather flasks with attached cigar holders, and yummy cashmere and chenille throws. Reynolds scouts international trade shows for finds like the French OCABA line’s reversible – one side’s nylon, one’s boucle – weekend and tote bags, Kate Hodgson’s delicate 18-karat-gold-andsilver jewelry, and beautiful lacquered bamboo serving platters and decorative dishes.
December 2001 - page 57
Drink and Be Merry
Bar essentials for the holiday mixologist
Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz
Tile coasters, $38 for a set of four at the Crystal Cage, 1116 Pine Street.
Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper
November 18, 2001 - pages 10, 14, 37
By Judy West
If chic bargains are what your're all about, the very best gift in town might just be the 18-inch bamboo vase at The Crystal Cage, Pine street's newest accessories store. This sleek, utterly modern pillar of amber bamboo is so striking it's hard to believe the $25 price tag. Believe it and buy it, before they sell out.
Bamboo vase, $25; stitched leather tray and boxes #32-$210
Chrome and blonde woo tray, $40; small mesh bowl, $20; set of three vases, $108.