MEET ELIZABETH

DESIGNER + CAT MOM + ACTIVIST

Shop P+R Originals

PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER

TO REDEEM THE WORK OF FOOLS

Socially Conscious Apparel & Accessories

Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned business located in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois. Equal parts brick + mortar store, designer tees, and handcrafted clothing, P + R believes in the power of good vibes + cat cuddles.

FEEL THE VIBES IN PERSON ✌️

Visit us in historic downtown Waterloo, IL

Thurs - Sat, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm

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MEET THE SHOP CATS

Pancho

Pancho loves to sleep
I call him Fluffernutter
Omg that face

Dottie

She's my lil' mama
The tiniest of them all
Have you heard her squeaks?

Lefty

Oh my sweet Lefty
Giving cuddles all day long
Check out those clean toes

OLD'S COOL

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..