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Philadelphia boutique shopping

Shop Like a Local

A Philadelphia Shopping Guide

Our guide to boutique shopping in Philly

Whether in a hurry to buy something you left at home or eager to casually explore the city, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is centrally located amongst the best shopping in Philadelphia.

Read through our list of favorite stores for a taste of what this city offers. The best part is the Shop Like A Local stores and boutiques are all hyper-local - you can walk to them within 10 minutes or less from the hotel! Be social when you shop. Social media that is! Share your experience with #PalomarPhilly @KimptonInPHL because Kimpton has a way with karma for Shop Like A Local readers.

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Stars and Stripes

Champion of style Stars and Stripes offers a large selection of Made in the USA products. From men's dress shirts to women's handbags to housewares, this store has you covered. Some favorites include the high-end blazers and Americana wrap dresses.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off your purchase.
2129 Chestnut Street

stars and stripes boutique product


ellelauri has a wide selection of casual wear from jumpsuits to peplum tops to flowy dresses, many of the garments are designed by ellelauri and made in NYC. The boutique also carries contemporary brands and denim.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and enjoy 10% off as well as a special gift with purchase.
114 S 19th Street

ellelauri shop

Joan Shepp

If you're in the market for high-end, go no further than around the corner to Joan Shepp. With Givenchy, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Public School, Marni and more, this store has an undeniable edge when it comes to high-end style and discerning tastes.

1811 Chestnut Street

joan shepp boutique


A key spot for getting custom Loro Piana suits and robes, Distante offers in-house tailoring, the sleekest of dress shirts and an assortment of cufflinks, tie bars and collar stays. You have to ring a doorbell to be allowed into this special shop, tucked away on Sansom Street.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off your purchase.
1510 Sansom Street

distnante products


What must be the cutest boutique in all of Rittenhouse, TownHome's intimate interior is carefully curated with unique jewelry pieces perfect for a night out. Find stackable rings, chandelier earrings, beaded bracelets and other one-of-a-kind looks at the Walnut Street location.

1616 Walnut Street

townhome shop

Monica Virga Cosmetics

Celebrity makeup artist Monica Virga transplanted to Philadelphia and made quite the mark with her 20th Street boutique. Focusing on bridal and runway makeup, Virga's store brings an everyday glamour to customers with her self-named makeup line. From spray on bronzer to tinted lip gloss and face creams, Virga has a full assortment of special occasion and everyday beauty products.

Kimpton Perk: Special gift with purchase when you spend $35 or more.
Appointment by request only.

Monica virga cosmetics

Duross & Langel

Famed for its in-house made soaps and grooming products, Duross & Langel is now home to a full-service salon upstairs from the 13th Street store. Snag Philadelphia's favorite soap downstairs and then head upstairs for a blowout or quick trim. Polished hair and skin all under one roof.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off store purchases, $10 off any hair service, 50% off drop-in rates at D&L's yoga studio.
117 S 13th Street

duross and langel

ToBox Shoes

This store has classic loafers by the best of the best Italian shoe brands, and they didn't stop at classic staples. ToBox offers modern takes on the classics like Koio Collective leather sneakers, by University of Pennsylvania graduates, and a shoe customization app that allows customers to pick trimmings, add initials, select fabrics, and much more to their favorite shoe style.

Kimpton Perk: Enjoy 10% off your purchase for mentioning Hotel Palomar Shop Like A Local.
25 S 19th Street

tobox shoes

Sun Myst Tanning

Only a block from Hotel Palomar, Sun Myst Tanning is the most convenient place to get a radiant glow while visiting the city. The salon also offers accelerated teeth whitening, a personal favorite! No worries if you forgot your skin care products because Sun Myst stocks top products like Norvell and Dermalogica.

124 S 16th Street

sun myst tanning products

Goorin Brothers

Need to protect your mane from the sun or breeze? Or just looking for a statement accessory to add to your look? Goorin Brothers stocks classic headwear styles in many colors for fall, winter, spring and summer. The staff can help you adorn your new hat at the feather and accessories table for a topper worthy of a selfie with one of our dashing Bens.

1427 Walnut Street

goorin brothers hats

Open House

Walk into Open House and there's a table filled with laughable tchotchkes like desk plaques with HBIC engraved on them. There's a wide assortment of Philadelphia-themed gifts and great items for the kitchen and game room.

107 S 13th Street

open house stationary

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