Retail therapy is right outside our doors
The indie spirit runs strong throughout much of Philadelphia’s shopping scene, with owner-operated shops and carefully curated boutiques filling charming storefronts. Whether you just want to do a little window-shopping in Rittenhouse Square or are on the hunt for something more specific—like the ingredients for a killer home bar or lovely Latin American folk art—the selection is superb. (Bonus: Most apparel isn’t subject to sales tax here, so now’s the perfect time to snag a new outfit.)
There’s a story behind all the artisanal jewelry, handbags, scarves and other accessories chosen with care and sold in this locally owned gift shop.
Omoi Zakka Shop
Find a well-curated selection of quirky notebooks, pens, home décor and other giftable items at this Japanese stationery shop.
Don’t let the name fool you—this food-focused open-air market is home to purveyors from all over the world, from Thailand to Mexico to Italy (of course!).
What started in 1938 as a shop carrying men’s dress shirts and cigars is now one of the premier spots for luxury tailored clothing for both men and women.
Fashion District Philadelphia
Spanning three blocks of downtown Philly, this shopping center features an assortment of high-end shops, outlet stores and local retailers.
With a mix of established and emerging designers, this women’s boutique has been a go-to for the fashion-forward set for 40 years.