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Best of … Philadelphia shopping

Written by: Lindsay Shugerman

January 28, 2012
Filed Under Best of, Places, Shop 

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Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, and while that’s a wonderful idea, I would suggest that the “City of Awesome Shopping” might be a better choice.


The fact is this city is brimming with great shops, no matter what you want to buy.

If you’re new to Philly, or are just visiting, here are a few of the best of the best for Philadelphia shopping.


Antique Row

Fine collectibles, antiques and vintage rarities



If history drives your choices, you’ve come to the right city…and the right area of the city. Antique Row is home to the best dealers in one-of-a-kind treasures from the past. Choose fine colonial pieces or elegant European imports. Or select something with a bit of fun with its history from places like Cottage + Camp.

Looking for vintage and hand-selected fashions? The Crystal Cage takes one of a kind attire to a new level of elegance and style.

Old City Shopping District

Where Old Philly meets new style


The architecture in the Old City is classic colonial and federal. But the contents of the shops that line the cobblestone streets are anything but old.

These are the faces of the new Philly…shops that cater to people who want something beyond the mall. With shops like Sugarcube, that adds edgy fashion to casual men’s and women’s clothing, or Bulthaup with its selection of innovative, exciting home furnishings, Old City is the right place for fresh, new shopping.

Shops at Liberty Place

The stores you know and love


If you’re looking for today’s leading retailers, you can find everything you need at The Shops at Liberty Place. Located conveniently in the heart of the business district, The Shops at Liberty Place include popular stores such as Swarovski, Jos. A. Bank, LOFT and Bath and Body Works.


Chestnut Hill

Enjoy all an urban shopping district has to offer



When it comes to unique shopping experiences, Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill is one of the most attractive. This elegant mixed-use area of the city includes apartments, professional offices and over 125 member shops and restaurants. The result is a friendly, lovely urban shopping distrist amid classic architecture, abundant trees and quaint cobblestone streets.

Chestnut Hill is the perfect place to find unique merchants like Earth with their collection of garden-inspired jewelry and gifts (on Germantown Road) and Hipster Home, for the latest in mid-century and current home decor and accessories.

King of Prussia Mall

Amazing mall shopping and then some!



The first word that comes to mind in describing King of Prussia is “Huge!” The next thought is “Where do I start?” When you visit King of Prussia for the first time, plan to make a day of it.

Teens and tweens in the family will definately want to join you when you visit this icon to Philadelphia shopping. Shops like dELiAs will keep them happy. Home decor shoppers will love the Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, and Ethan Allen. And kids will make a beeline to the LEGO store.With over 400 stores to choose from, there is something for everyone here!



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