YOWIE is a hotel, shop, and cafe located in Philadelphia. Founded in 2016 and named “The Coolest Shop in Philadelphia” by Bon Appétit in 2019, the YOWIE brand has extended its outreach to include interactive design workshops, creative/art direction, product design, and interior design consulting for hospitality clients that include Ethel’s Club in Brooklyn, NY and The Deacon in Philadelphia and Dye House in Providence, RI.

With the recent launch of its hotel, YOWIE is cementing itself as a design destination in Philadelphia and beyond. Nestled on a sunny corner of South Street, a block rich in the history of music, art, and makers, YOWIE is a new place to shop, eat, stay and explore the city of Brotherly Love from an insider’s point of view. Philadelphia native and co-founder Shannon Maldonado hopes guests will venture to the different neighborhoods and cultural spaces across the city and feel grounded in the space when they return at the end of their day.


Explore Nearby on Foot

  • Ishkabibble's 3 min
  • 215 Lombard Parking Garage 3 min
  • 57 + 40 Septa Bus Stop 3 min
  • Headhouse Farmers Market 4 min
  • Franklin Fountain 16 min
  • Liberty Bell 17 min
  • Cherry Street Pier 21 min
  • Milk + Sugar 21 min
  • Chinatown 30 min
  • Rittenhouse Square 37 min

Yowie Studio

YOWIE also operates as a design studio and rental photo studio. The studio offers creative direction and design for products and interiors tackling a range of projects and collaborations. Past partners include The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gantri, Lisa Says Gah!, Nordstrom, CB2, and more. Inquire to work with us via shannon@shopyowie.com

Obsessing over our newest glassware from Sophie Lou Jacobsen, shades by Elisa Johnson and original works by Clyde Henry 🥰 Stay tuned for a relaunch of our favorite YOWIE candles this November

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