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