Philadelphia may not be seen as a major city when it comes to fashion, but thanks to some amazing local retailers and designers, discerning fashionistas will still be able to find great styles at these luxury boutiques.
This luxury women’s retailer was first founded in Lafayette Hill in 1971, but moved to Center City in 1999. Since its inception, Joan Shepp has hosted exclusive designer events and is reliably stocked with some of the world’s coolest labels, making it a haven for Philadelphia trendsetters.
Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 215 735 2666
The Geisha House
Old City’s The Geisha House is petite, but packs a punch, offering up affordable indie brands alongside fun jewelry and accessories. Don’t forget to say hi to Kacey, the shop dog!
The Geisha House, 149 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 267 886 8110
If you’re looking for a bespoke custom suit in Philadelphia but are unsure where to go, look no further than Commonwealth Proper. Get a consultation in their private showroom and get a wardrobe plan, and if your suit needs maintenance, they have tailors on hand just for touch-ups.
Commonwealth Proper, 1839 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 267 319 1741
Bela Shehu, the mind behind Philadelphia’s NINObrand, sees her line as “of the future.” Make an appointment at this atelier just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and try on some of their stark, stylish, monochromatic clothes.
NINObrand, 333 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 267 761 9388
Vagabond is an inventive little boutique in Old City which carries women’s clothing from lines such as Riverside, Hansel from Basel, Kordal, as well as other brands you perhaps haven’t heard of, but should definitely check out.
Vagabond, 37 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 267 671 0737
If you’re wandering North 3rd Street in Old City, don’t miss Sugarcube, open since 2004 and recognized by publications such as Frommer’s and Condé Nast Traveler. From women’s and men’s clothing to accessories and visual art, you’ll be able to find everything you need here.
Sugarcube, 124 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, USA +1 215 238 0825