Philadelphia Shopping

Shopaholics love the City of Brotherly 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 Elle Lauri, 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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Modern, exciting furniture that will make you want to redecorate your pad into the coolest, most comfortable apartment in town. A must,...

Fante's Kitchen Shop

  • Household Items/Furniture

One of the nation's oldest gourmet supply stores has the largest selection of coffeemakers and cooking equipment in the United States.

Hello World

  • Household Items/Furniture

In late 2014 the Rittenhouse Square outposts of Hello World, which focused on gifts and accessories, and Hello Home, which focused on...

Kitchen Kapers

  • Household Items/Furniture

From one store in South Jersey, this family business has grown to be one of the largest independent kitchenware stores in the United...

Open House

  • Household Items/Furniture

This modern, hip, urban home boutique strikes the balance between edgy hipster and hip hostess. The furniture, baby clothes, jewelry,...

Ten Thousand Villages

  • Household Items/Furniture

Woven rugs, pottery, carvings, and other handcrafted gifts made by skilled artisans in 32 countries such as Kenya, Thailand, and India...


  • Household Items/Furniture

Furniture and accessories are what the owner calls "global modern," reflecting a fusion of different styles, periods, and materials.

Ligne Roset

  • Household Items/Furniture

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

Goldmine Unlimited

  • Household Items/Furniture

A retro hipster den with all sorts of fun, mainly '60s and '70s items that have become artful junk. Occasionally, it's also a tea lounge.

Propper Brothers

  • Household Items/Furniture

A half-block away from Main Street, this store has two floors filled with chairs, sofas, and tables, and everything in between. The style...


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