Philadelphia’s neighbor to the north, New York City, may be a shopping mecca, but nationally recognized local boutiques here offer plenty of reasons to splurge, too.
The Top Shops
Whether that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket, or you’re just in the mood to treat yourself, here are just a few of Philly’s top luxury shops.
For more than 40 years, Steven Lagos has been designing covetable jewelry for everyday luxury. You can’t go wrong with anything from the jeweler’s classic Signature Caviar collection. But other statement-making splurges include eye-catching inky ceramic beaded rings and earrings from the Black Caviar line and silver bracelets meant to enhance the Apple watch in the Smart Caviar collection. 1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770
Fashionistas flock to this minimalist boutique for its from-the-runway looks by designers like Rick Owens, Maison Margiela and Commes des Garcons. The shop also stocks a well-edited selection of shoes from sculptural heels by United Nude to on-trend sneaks by Golden Goose and Stella McCartney. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666
This mom-and-daughter-run space feels like a gallery for artful fashions. Inside, shoppers looking to update their wardrobes find under-the-radar designers like Coclico, Replika, Alexa Chung and Margaux Lonnberg. 162 N. 3rd St., 215.923.0300
Shoppers looking for a department store experience in Philly will feel at home at this local institution. A $10 million remodel freshens up this grand old building with a modern interior highlighting an extensive women’s selection, full-time in-house tailors and a gorgeous men’s section. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000
Eagles’ Safety Malcolm Jenkins’ first foray into men’s fashions offers eye-catching custom looks for fashion-forward gents. But it’s not all impeccable suiting. A whiskey cellar, conference room and kitchen mean shoppers can make a day of it with group fittings for pals. 709 Walnut St., 267.270.2322
You may have to plan ahead to get an appointment at this made-to-measure shop, but it’s well worth the wait to snag a custom piece from this local favorite. Can’t wait that long? Luckily, a new ready-made selection lets impatient shoppers buy now. 1839 Chestnut St., 267.319.1741