Apparel & Accessories
AMAZULU— Amazulu is an oasis of exotic styles amid the hustle and bustle of Reading Terminal Market. The boutique features works by local and global artisans, including hand-crafted silver jewelry, hand-batiked clothing and hand-carved masks, as well as international gifts. M-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa 9 am- 6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th St, 215.627.8667.
ANTHROPOLOGIE— Anthropologie features an inspired and boho-chic collection of women’s clothing, accessories and home décor. Their whimsical, vibrant, and well-crafted clothing are inspired by trendy global fashion. The spacious and beautifully decorated Philadelphia store is right on Rittenhouse Square. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 18th and Walnut streets, 215.568.2114.
BARBOUR— Now more than 100 years old, Barbour is a fourth generation, family-owned company that has developed a unique understanding of clothing fit for a country lifestyle. Shop the biker-inspired Barbour International or classic Barbour Countryside line for men and women. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1517 Walnut St., 215.255.8420.
BLOOMINGDALE’S— This renowned department store offers customers an exciting shopping experience filled with special events, shopping services and amenities, all executed with flair, style and touches of wit. Featured departments include men’s, women’s, kids, cosmetics, home and accessories. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-7 pm. King of Prussia Mall, 660 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, 610.337.6300.
BROOKS BROTHERS— America’s oldest clothier sells its high-end men’s and women’s fashions in both Center City and the expansive King of Prussia Mall. Walnut Street hours: M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm; Court at King of Prussia hours: M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1513 Walnut St., 215.564.4100; 690 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, 610.337.9888.
BURBERRY— Shop for beautiful apparel and accessories in signature plaids from this international luxury brand. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 610.878.9300.
BUS STOP BOUTIQUE— British-born Elena Brennan has turned her Queen Village shop into a destination for fashionable shoes for both men and women. On historic Fabric Row, this hip shoe haven carries unique and comfy styles from hard-to-find designers. Open M-Th 11 am- 6 pm, F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 11 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357.
CAMPER— For shoes with a focus on comfort, head to this Spanish footwear store in Center City. Find sturdy summer sandals in forward-thinking styles for men, women and children who plan to spend time walking around this city. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1734 Chestnut St., 215.751.2746.
CENTURY 21— Local fashionistas have flipped for Manhattan’s off-price designer department store— Philadelphia’s outpost is the first and only location outside of New York and New Jersey. Snag on-trend clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, and you won’t even make a dent in your wallet. Plus, cosmetics, electronics and housewares. Open M-F 9 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 821 Market St., 215.952.2121.
CHARLIE’S JEANS— Designer denim galore. Owner Sebastian McCall, who is celebrating the first anniversary of his sought-after line of premium jeans, recently won Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2011” for best denim. Old City hours: M-Th
11 am-8 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm; Rittenhouse hours: M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 233 Market St., 215.923.9681; 1735 Chestnut St., 215.564.2495.
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COLE and HAAN—luxury brand,Cole Haan celebratedis America’sfor high-quality,premier style hand-craftedouterwear and men’s sophisticatedand women’s footwear accessories,with Nike Air Technology. Walnut Street hours: M-Tu & Sa 10 am-7 pm, W-F 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. King of Prussia hours: M-Sa 9 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 1600 Walnut St., 215.985.5801. King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, Pa., 610.992.1062.
CRASH BANG BOOM— This independent shop just off of South Street features punk rock clothing and accessories. Here you’ll find leather jackets, plaid pants, rock T-shirts and more for guys and girls both. Shop brands like Lip Service, Tripp NYC and Switchblade. Also look for studded jewelry, edgy shoes and rock memorabilia. M-Th, noon-8 pm; F-Sa, noon-9 pm; Su, noon- 6 pm. 528 S. Fourth St., 215.928.1123.
DUDES BOUTIQUE— This specialty boutique located in Center City has one of the largest exotic skins, furs, and European import selections in the US including snake, ostrich, crocodile, alligator, stingray, chinchilla, beaver and fox textures. Shop cowboy boots, accessories and men and women’s apparel. Open M-Th noon-8 pm, F-Sa noon-9 pm, Su noon7 pm. 646 South St., 215.928.0661.
ELLELAURI— Located in the heart of the fashion-foward Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this chic women’s clothing brand is known for offering gorgeous modern, feminine apparel for affordable prices. Elegant silhouettes and sophisticated colors are the focus of this versatile collection of apparel. M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 114 S. 19th St., 212.851.8433.
FREE PEOPLE— Shop this American women’s apparel and lifestyle store for all things bohemian. Browse their extensive selection of apparel, shoes, intimates, and swimwear. The whimsical store interior and knowledgeable staff lend to an excellent shopping experience. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1625 Walnut St., 215.561.0720.
THE GEISHA HOUSE— Enter this chic Old City boutique to shop all the brands you didn’t know you loved yet. Shoppers will find among the racks a mix of Australian brands, including Faithfull the Brand, Knot Sisters, and The Fifth Label. No matter if you’re looking for edgy, bohemian, or feminine, friendly shop owner Cortney Cohen will have you looking great in her affordable merchandise. Open Su-M noon-5 pm, Tu-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm. 149 N. Third St., 267.886.8110.
HATS IN THE BELFRY— Shop one of the largest selections of men’s and women’s dress and casual hats. Shop from top brands such as Kangol, Stetson and Borsalino of Italy, or select from a line of signature hats, exclusively designed and created by Hats in the Belfry. Open M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 633 South St., 215.922.0303. HEAD START SHOES— This luxury shoe store in Center City stocks the finest designers, includ---
ing Fiorentini & Baker, Roberto Del Carlo and Vic Matie. M-Tu 10 am- 6 pm, W-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 126 S. 17th St., 215.567.3247.
I. GOLDBERG ARMY & NAVY— For almost nine decades, I. Goldberg has been Philadelphia’s Army and Navy store with style. Expect men’s and women’s apparel including great outerwear and footwear. The travel department features the largest bag department in the city. Find camping items, and treasure hunters shouldn’t miss the surplus and vintage selection in the basement. Call to find out about their extended holiday hours. Open M-Th and Sa 9:30 am- 6 pm, F 9:30 am-7 pm. 1300 Chestnut St., 215.925.9393.
INTERMIX— Find sophisticated women’s apparel from top high-end designers, including Fendi, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo, at this Philadelphia outpost of this chic outfitter. Open M-Su noon-5 pm, Tu-Sa 10 am-7 pm. 1718 Walnut St., 215.545.6034.
JACQUES FERBER— This chic, highly regarded shop features coats of fur, shearling and down for women and men and other exceptional outerwear. Also look for designer accessories. Custom design, cleaning and repair services available. Open M-F 10 am-5:30 pm. Upstairs at 1708 Walnut St., 215.735.4173.
JOAN SHEPP— With more than 40 years in the biz, owner Joan Shepp purveys women’s designer apparel and accessories from top (but harder-to-find) European and American brands, including Dries van Noten, Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto, at her celebrated local boutique. Open M-Tu and Th-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, W 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666.
KIMBERLY BOUTIQUE— Fashion-forward designs from Alice+Olivia, Drew, Lysse, Hudson Jeans, Lilla P and more in an industrial-chic atmosphere. Open M and Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Tu-F 10 am-7 pm. 123 S. 16th St., 215.564.1066.
KIT AND ACE— At Kit and Ace, women’s and men’s basics are elevated with proprietary tech fabrics that are easy to wear and care for. The Vancouverbased company created its own fabric ( Technical Cashmere) in order to be able to provide sophisticated luxury apparel that offers the functionality of sportswear. Patrons can browse contemporary styles, accessories and lifestyle products for men and women. Open M-F noon-7 pm, Sa-Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1424 Frankford Ave., 844.548.6223.
KNIT WIT— Cutting edge and trendy American and European clothing and accessory brands help ladies cater to their own personal styles that may range from contemporary and chic to something more classic. Shoppers can browse looks by Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Fuzzi, Haute Hippie, Alexander Wang and many others. Open M-Tu and Sa 10 am- 6 pm, W-F 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1729 Chestnut St., 215.564.4760.
LACOSTE— If clean-cut and preppy is the way you swing, Lacoste is a must on your shopping spree. While polos with the iconic alligator are, of course, a mainstay, check out the wide selection of sweaters, skirts, ties and even fragrances. Hours vary per location. King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 610.337.6528.
LAPSTONE & HAMMER— Only in Philadelphia will you find a high-end, sophisticated sneakerhead haven outfitted by designer Kate Rohrer. While the store’s collection of well-tailored menswear, grooming products and accessories have received rave reviews, what truly commands attention in this 4,000 square feet space is its extensive sneaker collection. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1106 Chestnut St., 215.592.9166.
LORD & TAYLOR— Lord & Taylor, one of the most respected names in retailing, provides an exceptional combination of high-quality merchandise and customer service— earning their motto “the Signature of American Style.” M-Th 10 am-9:30 pm, F 10 am-10 pm, Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia,610.992.0333.
LOST + FOUND— Affordable and trendy clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags abound at this Old City shop that caters to both men and women. Open M-F noon-7 pm, Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 133 N. Third St., 215.928.1311.
LOU LOU BOUTIQUE— This small chain is known for offering a selection of stylish women’s accessories in a boutique setting is new to the Midtown Village neighborhood. In addition to three signature lines, shoppers can find designer-inspired jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats and sunglasses, plus a wide range of gift items. Since prices are affordable, a few items snagged here won’t break the bank. M-Sa 11 am-8 pm Su 11 am- 6 pm. 143 S. 13th St., 267.538.1267.
MACY’S CENTER CITY— Housed in the historic Wanamaker Building, this sprawling department store is worth a stop just to view the architecture. Of course, the fine fashions, accessories and decor typical of Macy’s encourage visitors to shop until they drop. Stop by the Visitor Center (on the main floor, Market Street side) for the reserved-for-visitors Macy’s Savings Pass to receive discounts on purchases. Open M-W 9 am-8 pm, Th-F 9 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 1300 Market St., 215.241.9000.
NEIMAN MARCUS— Fashion-savvy shoppers head to Neiman Marcus department store for the world’s best designers and beauty brands. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. King of Prussia Mall, 170 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 610.354.0500.
NEVER TOO SPOILED— This eclectic boutique offers a unique shopping experience. Whether you are local or visiting, stop in to enjoy a whimsical collection of affordable clothing, accessories, home goods, and gifts. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 57 N. 3rd St., 215.928.0167.
NICOLE MILLER— Visit the renowned designer’s boutique that showcase dresses, sportswear, bridal wear and accessories for women. Open M-W 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. The Shops at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets, 215.546.5007.
NORDSTORM— Nordstrom is one of the nation’s leading fashion retailers, offering a wide variety of fine quality apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. The store is renowned for customer service. M-Sa, 10 am-9:30 pm; Su, 11 am-7 pm. King of Prussia Mall, 190 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 610.265.6111. PHILADELPHIA VINTAGE AND CONSIGNMENT SHOPPE— A vintage glam heaven with one of a kind treasures. Labels include Chanel, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and many more. Call or email to consign your treasures. Open Tu-Sa 11 am- 6 pm, appointments preferred. 111 S. 12th St., 215.847.9751.
PLATINUM— Thriving in Philly since 1999, Platinum has long been a one-stop shop for high quality name brand clothing. Brands include 7 For All Kind, Diesel, Lacoste, True Religion, and Comme Des Garcons. Open Su-M 11:30 am-8 pm, Tu-Th 11:30 am-9 pm, F-Sa 11:30-10 pm. 526 South St., 215.599.7528.
SCARLETT’S CLOSET— A treasure trove of couture vintage clothing as well as hats, handbags, accessories and elegant antique lingerie. Also visit the sister store, Scarlett’s (1018 Pine St.), for estate, antique and collectible jewelry. W-M 11 am- 6 pm. 1034 Pine St., 267.925.0307.
SHOP SIXTY FIVE— Former New York City stylist Linda LaRosa hand picks pieces from unique labels including Elizabeth & James, Rag & Bone and IRO to create a perfectly curated assortment of luxury knitwear, designer denim, occasion dresses and distinctive jewelry each season. Edgy dressers love her Rittenhouse Square boutique. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 128 S. 17th St., 267.239.5488.
SMAK PARLOUR— This Old City boutique is run by friends/fashion designers Abby Kessler and Katie Loftus, who share a style sensibility they describe as “vintage-inspired, girly, fun and flirty.” Hip gals head to this candy-pink store for fabulous tops, dresses, jewelry, handbags and shoes sure to look cute by day or night. Open M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 219 Market St., 215.625.4551.
SOPHY CURSON— European and American designer clothing for women—including Blumarine, Piazza Sempione and Tom & Linda Platt— shown in a salon atmosphere. Nice curated selection of gowns, day-into-evening looks, jewelry, scarves and other accessories. Open M-F 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sa 9:30 am-5 pm. 19th and Sansom streets, 215.567.4662.
SOUTH MOON UNDER— Inside this spacious Center City shop, guys and gals can find casually cool attire by the likes of Citizens of Humanity, Frye, Juicy Couture, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5. 1731 Chestnut St., 215.563.2298.
STEEL PONY— Eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind clothing. This sustainable handmade artisan company uses American-made materials exclusively and even hand dyes every clothing item in the studio. Boho shirts, pants and tunics, whimsical slips and breathable sweaters are layering must-haves. For store hours please go to: www.steelpony.com 758 S. 4th St., 215.467.6065.
SUGARCUBE— Locally owned, beautifully spacious and always inviting, Sugarcube is known for inspired fashion for men and women by independent designers and vintage styles. You might find such labels as A.P.C., Dunderdon, Gestuz, Frock! by Tracy Reese, Steven Alan, Pendleton and Bing Bang Jewelry. Open M 11 am-7 pm, Tu-Sa noon-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 124 N. Third St., 215.238.0825.
THE NORTH FACE— For more than 40 years, this well-known retailer has been mastering technical, innovative gear and apparel fit for all types of weather. Find jackets, accessories, footwear, packs and equipment. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 1515 Walnut St., 215.496.0332.
323 ARCH STREET FASHION COLLECTIVE— This “work/shop” concept boutique is run by in-house designers who actively design, sew, and create while staffing the shop. Visitors to the boutique
browse a collection of locally-made women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry, all within view of the working studio. 323 Arch St., 215.546.5975.
TUXE BODYWEAR— Bodysuits in every color and style and everyday essentials. Their one-of-a-kind items have you feeling put together by smoothing out the lines and wrinkles you get with regular clothing items and keeping you from having to retuck your shirt. Open Th 2 pm- 6 pm, F-Sa noon-7 pm. 1424 Walnut St., 267.603.4208.
UBIQ— This trendy sneaker boutique features shoes by Puma and Nike SB, plus racks of skater-inspired threads from 10 Deep, Stüssy, Undefeated and Original Fake. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. 1509 Walnut St., 215.988.0194.
URBAN PRINCESS BOUTIQUE— Acclaimed as one of Philly’s best places to find unique, affordable fashion and gifts. Features local organic soaps and beauty products, artisan jewelry, handbags, clothing and gifts for every occasion. New inventory arrives almost daily. M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 620 S. Fourth St., 267.909.8317.
VAGABOND BOUTIQUE— This boutique and yarn shop highlights hand-knit sweaters, hip collections and a chic assortment of accessories. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737.
VINCE— This chic luxury apparel store is committed to producing everyday basics with enduring style and quality for both men and women. Shop the iconic essentials collection or the vast selection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. Open M-W 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1701 Walnut St., 215.220.4965.
WORKSHOP UNDERGROUND— Taking queues from his previous gig at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, owner Ruben Luna sets up his shop like a museum. High-end artistic pieces seamlessly mix in with affordable knick-knacks. Come here for jewelry, apparel, home decor and gifts. 1544 South St., 215.987.3534.