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Philomena + Ruth: The Ultimate Handmade Shopping Destination

Photography by Sandy Gutierrez Photography and Elizabeth Hahn

Photography by Sandy Gutierrez Photography and Elizabeth Hahn

Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned store in historic downtown Waterloo, IL. Hahn, a veteran store owner and fashion designer, carefully curates a vast selection of handmade and small batch goods from the Midwest and beyond. Since its opening in 2015, Philomena + Ruth (named for each of Hahn's grandmothers) has been recognized as a small town favorite in Waterloo and a shopping destination for those traveling from St. Louis and its surrounding areas. 

The small town destination proudly carries over 100+ makers and designers in store, including its in-house fashion brand, Just Liv. Offering something for every walk of life, Hahn prides herself in carrying an extensive and diverse inventory, ranging from hand-crafted home goods, jewelry, apothecary, plants and a well-received collection of house designed t-shirts and bags sold exclusively at her brick and motor storefront. 

Philomena + Ruth is the home to over 100 brands, including some of our favorites:

For more information and access to her online store, please visit philomenaandruth.com.