Where to Shop Your Style in Philadelphia

From well-tailored and classical to fun and funky, here’s where to shop in Philly.

When traveling, shopping local should always be on the agenda. Whether you are constantly keeping up with the latest trends or staying true to your own personal style, Philly is full of stores perfect for every taste. To make your search easier, we scoped out the top places for every type of shopper. Happy hunting!

 

For the Classic Dresser

Sophy Curson: This little shop on the corner of 19th and Sansom streets has been a Philadelphia staple for women since 1929. A locked door (you have to be buzzed in) makes the shop feel instantly exclusive, and once inside, you’ll find designers like Didier Ludot, Sofie D’hoore and Stephen Jones. 19th and Sansom streets, 215.567.4662

Boyds: This local Philadelphia department store has the feel of a large chain like Macy’s or Nordstrom, with high-end clothing and tailors on hand to perfect any garment you may find while shopping. Go here for men’s formal wear, women’s contemporary clothes and the "big and tall" section on the fourth floor. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000


Vagabond

For the Vintage Seeker

Meadowsweet Mercantile: Every type of vintage-lover, from the earthy to the rock-and-roll, will find something they desire in this former gallery turned clothing store, owned by husband and wife Michael Bazis and Stacy Jackson. 47 N. 2nd St., 215.756.4802

Vagabond: Most people come here for the large selection of lesser-known (yet awesome) designers and wide assortment of jewelry and accessories you won’t find anywhere else. But what many may not realize is the shop also has a great collection of vintage clothing—don’t miss it. 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737


ToBox, Philadelphia

For the Well-Tailored

Commonwealth Proper: Nothing screams “put together” quite like a made-to-measure suit. This appointment-only shop in Rittenhouse Square is a locals favorite, the kind visitors often plan ahead for. But for those who fail to make an appointment, you’re in luck: a ready to wear store is coming soon. 1839 Chestnut St., 2nd Fl., 267.319.1741

Maryanne S. Ritter Jewelers: All well-tailored people have one thing in common: they know how to accessorize. At Maryanne S. Ritter, they are known for not only creating one-of-a-kind, custom pieces but also for refurbishing old jewelry into new pieces you’ll want to show off for years to come. 704 Sansom St., 215.701.6255


Shops at Liberty Place

For the Trendsetter

Egan Day: Newly opened inside the iconic Rittenhouse Hotel, Egan Day is the go-to for dainty (yet super in-trend) accessories, home décor you won’t find replicated in big-box retailers and perfumes fit for a trend-setter. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 267.773.8833

Shops at Liberty Place: A mini-mall smack dab in the center of the city is a great place to escape the outdoors and scope out the latest fashion trends. Find mainstays like Loft, Express, Nine West and J.Crew, plus a full food court (with great, non-food-court-like options) for that much needed post-shopping fuel. 1625 Chestnut St., 215.851.9055

Bus Stop Boutique: Calling all shoe-lovers: Bus Stop is a must for you. The owner, Elena Brennan, loves shoes so much that she not only opened this shop dedicated to eclectic shoe designers in 2007 but she also creates her own lines.  Find men’s and women’s boots, shoes and dress shoes. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357


Joan Shepp boutique, Philadelphia

For the Fashionista

Shop Sixty Five: The gorgeous brownstone that Shop Sixty Five calls home is enough to lure shoppers in, but once you step inside, it’s the racks of luxe leather jackets and trendy designers like Hudson, J Brand and Rebecca Taylor that keep your interest. Bonus: former stylist, Linda Bidlo, runs the shop so you know you’re in good hands. 1921 Walnut St., 267.239.5488

Knit Wit: Find a mix of European and American designers in this shop, owned by Philly icon Ann Gitter, who has been in the business for over 50 years. Her well-curated collections offer shoppers a chance to extenuate their personal styles and with three locations in the area, all visitors—from shore-goers to city dwellers—can get a chance to shop around. Multiple locations., 215.564.4760

Joan Shepp: Quite possibly one of the trendiest stores in Center City, Joan Shepp is a must-shop for every fashion lover. Step into a gorgeous store with three levels carrying everything from Elizabeth & James dresses to Marni shoes and Balenciaga bags. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666

Jessica Tzikas
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Jessica serves as the Philadelphia editor for Where. Hailing from sunny South Florida, Jessica found herself itc...