Philadelphia Shopping

Shopaholics love the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love for its style—funky artwork and highbrow housewares, fine jewels, and haute couture.

Indeed, Philadelphia has spawned some influential fashion retailers. The Urban Outfitters chain was born in a storefront in West Philadelphia. Its sophisticated sister, Anthropologie, also has its roots in Philadelphia. Lagos, the popular high-end

jewelry line, was founded here, and all items are still produced locally. High-fashion boutiques Joan Shepp, Knit Wit, and Plage Tahiti, all in the Rittenhouse Square area, are well regarded by locals for designer clothing and accessories.

Some of the most spirited shopping in town is also pleasing to the palate. The indoor Reading Terminal Market and the outdoor Italian Market are bustling with urban dwellers buying groceries and visitors searching for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak. Equally welcoming is the city's quaint, cobblestone Antiques Row, the three-block stretch of Pine Street crammed with shops selling everything from estate jewelry to stained glass and vintage furniture. Also worth a trip is the Third Street Corridor in Old City, home to scads of independent, funky boutiques. In Northern Liberties, the Piazza at Schmidt's is a giant mixed-use development inspired by Rome's Piazza Navona, which houses 100,000 square feet of retail space bursting with creative entrepreneurs.

Neighborhoods are presented clockwise starting from the Old City, a commercial waterfront turned arts enclave on the Delaware River, moving south to South Philadelphia, then west to Center City and Rittenhouse Square, across the Schuylkill River to University City around the University of Pennsylvania campus, and ending in the north with Northern Liberties.

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Dwelling

  • Household Items/Furniture

Modern, exciting furniture that will make you want to redecorate your pad into the coolest, most comfortable apartment in town. A must,...

Gary P. Mann Design

  • Jewelry/Accessories

Noted local goldsmith Gary Mann creates elegant custom jewelry. The store is also known for its estate jewelry, carved jade and emerald...

Ligne Roset

  • Household Items/Furniture

This French company sells contemporary furniture, rugs, and lighting, specializing in streamlined, modern designs for those who like...

Octavio Miles

  • Jewelry/Accessories

This small boutique prides itself on its unique array of colorful ladies handbags, hats, and accessories. There are a few men's items...

Spectrum Scientifics

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Catering to proud science geeks young and old, this shop specializes in toys for the brainy set, from telescopes and magnifying glasses...

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