Explore Philadelphia

Casual to Couture

No matter your look or budget, Philadelphia’s clothing boutiques delight all kinds of stylish shoppers—the only snag is fitting everything into your suitcase for the trip home.

Philly gives trendsetters plenty of fashion-forward options. With locations in Northern Liberties and Rittenhouse Square, Arcadia (819 N. 2nd St., 215.667.8099; 265 W. 20th St., 267.519.3634) specializes in locally-made goods and cool, sustainable fashion. Get your glam on at Smak Parlour (219 Market St., 215.625.4551), an Old City spot that oozes trendiness. Step inside the bubblegum pink storefront and stock up on clothing and accessories. At Verde (108 S. 13th St., 215.546.8700) in Midtown Village, mingle with stylish shoppers looking for everything from the latest nail polish color to unique jewelry. We dare you to walk out without visiting the Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolate counter, with gourmet sweets made onsite.

Prefer a more traditional look? Nothing says classic style like Ralph Lauren (200 S. Broad St., 215.985.2800). Located in The Bellevue, the well-known brand’s clean lines and simple patterns create looks that work for any season. Sophy Curson (122 S. 19th St., 215.567.4662) has been outfitting locals in designer gowns and accessories for over 80 years. The personalized service, expert staff, and timeless style attract both new and repeat patrons. A few blocks east, the expansive Anne Klein flagship store (1711 Walnut St., 215.864.0110) specializes in sportswear, seasonal items, and time-tested favorites. This three-story concept showroom is the only Anne Klein location that carries the brand’s signature tote.

Fun & Cheap
For the bargain hunter, Philly AIDS Thrift (710 S. 5th St., 215.922.3186) reinvents the thrift store experience with a kitschy touch. Drift from Fancy Land, stocked with half-priced clothing, to Dollar Land, where every item is $1. Proceeds from all sales support local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Kamee, a new addition to The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St., 215.383.6800), offers cool looks at affordable prices. From swimwear and athletic gear to dresses and jewelry, nothing in the store costs more than $40. With a light-filled aesthetic and a modern vibe, Greene Street Consignment (700 South St., 215.733.9261, greenestreet.com) may seem like an expensive boutique at first glance, but the prices tell a different story. Discounted items from brands ranging from Gap to Gucci fill the racks at nine locations throughout the Philadelphia area.

Luxury mavens should head to ritzy Rittenhouse Square. Look for exquisite small collection accessories, exemplary customer service, and a laid-back atmosphere at Egan Day (260 S. 16th St., 267.773.8833). Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood, this relaxed oasis offers high-end jewelry from world-renowned designers. Drape yourself in leather, fur and shearling at Jacques Ferber (1708 Walnut St., 215.735.4173), a family-run business since 1920. This elegant showroom offers ready-to-wear outerwear and accessories, as well as custom designs. At upscale boutique Adresse (1706 Locust St., 215.985.3161), browse through top designer pieces from The Row, Proenza Schouler, and Lela Rose.