Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Philly Fashion!

When one thinks of fashionable cities, New York, Milan, Paris and Tokyo may come to mind. Well, add one more city to that list - Philadelphia. Yep, the Pennsylvania city known for their cheese steak sandwiches and neo-soul sound is making a mark on the fashion scene. With a bevy of bourgeoning boutiques and designers, Philly is becoming the alternate, more affordable location to launch fashion careers on the East Coast.

During my recent weekend visit, I was impressed with the amount of new stores that sold high-end, quality clothing, shoes, and lingerie. Whether you're a vintage enthusiast or a fan of a classic chic pieces, there's a stylish store in Philly that will have just what you're looking for. So the next time you're in the City of Brotherly Love, be sure to check out the Philly fashions!

If you've shopped in the Philadelphia area, what's your favorite boutique? For those not in Philly, what's your favorite local boutique? Please share.


Topstitch Boutique specializes in vintage clothing and accessories. Located: 54 N. Third S. (215) 238-8877


A beautifiul dress at Zahra Saeed Boutique, sells unique, upscale Indian-inspired selections. Located: 1901 Walnut Street, (267) 519-0804


Smak Parlour is a whimsical store that sells clothing and cute accessories for the girly girl. Located: 219 Market Street, (215) 625-4551


Sa Va produces most of their casual and dressy items in-house and are environmentally-friendly. Located: 1700 Sansom St., (215) 587-0004


An eye-catching coat dress sold at Joan Shepp, Y-3, which sells a mix of super high-end luxury brands. Located: 1616 Walnut Street, 215.735.2666

14 comments:

MosaMuse said...

I'm a Philly girl!! I LOVE Joan Shepp. My Fav!

K-Bear said...

I'm not a shopper at all so if I had to pic a favorite I'd have to choose eBay!

Jay said...

Living in Jersey, my main shopping venture is almost always in the mall...But it can be a bit Blah! I would love to shop at a one of a kind boutique, can you recommend any in the city...I don't know much about Philly, but I wouldn't mind taking a weekend trip down... Thanks BG

Rebee said...

I find boutiques to be a little on the pricey side so I don't tend to shop in them. If I'm ever in Philly, I'll be sure to check out some of these spots.

LoveMeMore said...

Going to Philly on the 23rd, really can't wait now!

mimieyes said...

Nice find looking forward to visit.

PS. Pocahontaz said...

That last dress is quite unique...I like how its paired with the jewels though..thanks for sharing

Product Junkie Diva said...

That coat dress is something to behold. I wouldn't purchase it, but it is eye catching.
PJD

CeCeSoChic said...

I went to college in Philly and I was the Senior fashion editor of my school's fashion magazine. Smak Parlour and Topstitch were my fave places to get original pieces for shoots. But the best high-end designer pieces are undoubtedly at Joan Shepp. Love Joan, by the way! She's hilarious...and her sales staff is incredibly helpful!

Anonymous said...

favorite spot to shop any sample slae

K.D. said...

Okay i'm loving that coat dress in the last pic!! Too cute!

yelena said...

that puffy coat gown is really cool!

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T.C. said...

THIS is exactly why i will drive 2 hours for fashion and HAIR! LOVES it