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Philadelphia boutique shopping

Shop Like a Local Vol. III


Our guide to boutique shopping in Philly

Whether in a hurry to buy something you left at home or excited to explore the city’s boutique scene, you'll find that Kimpton Hotel Palomar is centrally located amongst the best shopping in Philadelphia. Our Shop Like A Local program gives guests an insider’s look at some of our favorite stores to shop in the city. Each year, we update the guide with new fashions and retailers.

This year, one of our absolute favorites, NINObrand, created an exclusive capsule clothing collection available for purchase only at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. The following pages show the custom pieces of NINObrand x Hotel Palomar available to try on and purchase in the comfort of your hotel room. The rest of the guide features our retail partners along with exclusive “Kimpton Karma Perks," offers only available to Hotel Palomar guests. Mention “Hotel Palomar’s Shop Like A Local Guide” at participating retailers to receive the gift of Karma.

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Shop Like a Local

NINObrand x Hotel Palomar*

A local style darling, Bela Shehu, is the founder and creative director of NINObrand. For the third edition of Shop Like A Local, we partnered with Bela for the exclusive NINObrand x Hotel Palomar five-piece capsule collection (available in your hotel room!). NINObrand is for discerning individuals who want a more luxe fashion experience than what most modern off-the-rack brands have to offer.

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ellelauri stocks casualwear from jumpsuits to peplum tops to flowy dresses. In addition to offering contemporary and denim brands, ellelauri carries a namesake collection that is made in New York. Last year actress Alysia Reiner, of “Orange is the New Black,” wore one of the store’s dresses for the Shop Like A Local launch event.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and enjoy 10% off as well as a special gift with purchase.
114 S 19th Street | 267.457.5939

duross and co salon

duross and co. - the salon at Duross & Langel

Famed for its made-in-house soaps and grooming products, Duross & Langel now offers a full-service salon upstairs from the 13th Street store. From blowouts to quick trims, duross and co. is a great place for polished hair and skin all under one roof.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and enjoy 10% off as well as a special gift with purchase.
117 S 13th Street | 267.606.6245

duross and co salon

ToBox Shoes

This is the modern business man’s favorite midday hangout. ToBox offers clients shoeshines and libations while shopping the store. They have the best-of-the-best Italian shoe brands and an intimate accessories selection with handmade lapel flowers and pocket squares.

Kimpton Perk: Complimentary shoe tree and shoe shine with footwear purchase.
25 S 19th Street | 215.644.9435

tobox shoes

Bus Stop Boutique

Looking for a pair of unique and fun shoes? Bus Stop Boutique prides itself on helping clients discover the perfect pair to stroll around the city, to go dancing, or to just feel great. The boutique stocks labels hard to find in Philly like United Nude and Bio Natura.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off your purchase.
727 S 4th Street | 215.627.2357

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Commonwealth Proper

The Commonwealth Proper team knows how to create a luxurious experience. The brand, which sees mostly male clients only by appointment (they do women’s custom shirts), prides itself on cutting out the middleman and making quality garments with meticulous attention to detail. Most pieces are 100% custom, however, CMMP stocks a select few ready-to-wear garments like this sleek blazer, crisp dress shirt and minimalist pocket square.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive a gift with purchase of $100+ and 50% off custom shirts.
1839 Chestnut Street | 267.319.1741

commonwealth proper custom suit


A newcomer to the Philadelphia shopping scene, Rikumo stocks lifestyle items from local Japanese craftsmen and artisans. Try on a pair of open-weave room shoes perfect for a carry-on - or take home a mini copper mug for your coffee (or your Moscow Mule!). They also offer plenty of travel-size products that embody the Japanese aesthetic.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off your purchase.
1216 Walnut Street | 215.609.4972

rikumo open weave shoes

Knit Wit

A Philadelphia staple, Knit Wit has been in business for almost 50 years. Shop an eclectic mix of American and European designers like Alexander Wang and Paul Smith. It’s the perfect spot to find a dress for dinner in Center City or a casual weekend outfit.

Kimpton Perk: Show your room key and receive 10% off your purchase.
1729 Chestnut Street | 215.564.4760

knit wit products

NINObrand Atelier

Fell in love with the NINObrand x Hotel Palomar collection? We knew you would! Take a short walk beyond Rittenhouse Square to creator Bela’s Atelier and see where the inspiration for the hotel clothing collection started. From transformable dresses to leather sleeve accessories and statement rings, Bela has the best selection of unique pieces.

Kimpton Perk: Complimentary sterling silver Morris Ring with purchase.
333 S 20th Street | 267.761.9388

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Philadelphia skyline

Live Like A Local

Aside from our amazing retail partners, we wanted to share a few must-visit spots while staying in Philadelphia. We love art, ice cream and giving back!

The Barnes Foundation

Previously based in Merion, PA, The Barnes Foundation is home to a large collection of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, African sculptures, Pennsylvania German furniture, ceramics, and metalwork.

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.278.7000

Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

The Franklin Fountain

A blast to ice cream past, The Franklin Fountain celebrates traditional ice cream roots while staying updated with new flavors. Take a special trip to Old City and dine at Red Owl Tavern, then head over for a scoop! The ice cream is also made on site. Yum!

116 Market Street | 215.627.1899

Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

The Wardrobe Boutique – Benefiting Career Wardrobe

Empowering women in job transition through clothing and professional development, Career Wardrobe allows women to shop for professional clothing at no cost with a referral. The boutique accepts clothing donations and is this year's recipient of a portion of sales from the NINObrand x Hotel Palomar collection.

1822 Spring Garden Street, 3rd Floor | 215.568.6693

For Shop Like a Local Vol. II, click here