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With quiet tree-lined streets of colorful row houses, centuries of American history, and a thriving food scene, Philadelphia has a whole lot going on. While it might not be the first thing visitors think of — that honor probably goes to the Liberty Bell or the Cheesesteak — the shopping and fashion scene is no exception. In fact, it’s one of our favorite things about the City of Brotherly Love.
From family-run concept shops to indie boutiques to vintage warehouses, there’s truly something for every style here. (And for a small-scale metropolis just an hour by train from New York City, the prices are astonishingly affordable.)
To highlight the wide range of amazing shopping this city has to offer, we’ve pulled together a guide to all things retail in Philly. Whether you just browse for inspiration or dive in and plan the ultimate shopping weekend in Philadelphia, we hope it helps you find new things to love in a city with so much to offer.
Avant-garde boutiques, appointment-only ateliers, indie shops stocking US-made goods, and streetwear shops set up like galleries. See the map »
The best stores, restaurants, and coffee in one of Philly’s best neighborhoods for shopping. See the itinerary »
Not only are there several great boutiques dedicated to affordable, curated clothing and accessories from the ‘20s on through the ‘90s, but some of Philly's best stores period include sizable selections of vintage within their contemporary shops. See the map »
From hand-dyed denim to West African-inspired suiting, the maker movement is alive and well in Philadelphia. Read the story »