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Bad Vibes Killer

killin' bad vibes since 1983

OUR BRICK + MORTAR IS BACK OPEN

Visit us in historic downtown Waterloo, IL to feel the vibes live + in person!

Thurs - Sat, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 12:0pm - 4:00pm

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Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned business located in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois. We believe in the power of good vibes, cat cuddles, and changing the fucking world!

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"Are you Philomena or Ruth?"


Philomena and Ruth were Elizabeth’s grandmothers for whom she named her store.  Their names convey the sense of community and tradition that is strongly felt throughout the brand. Supporting one’s community, neighbors, and friends through shopping locally and buying handmade has a special meaning.  Small town America was built on independent entrepreneurs and the community that supports them.  And many of the skills that go into the handcrafted goods found at Philomena + Ruth have been passed down from generation to generation..