Photo courtesy of Joan Shepp
The Indie Shopping
Like other major cities, Philadelphia offers its own version of New York’s Fifth Avenue and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, with all of the fancy brand-name stores that accompany them. But it’s the worth-seeking-out independent shops that make this one of the country’s most satisfying places to shop. At Joan Shepp in the Rittenhouse neighborhood, the Margiela alone is worth the trip; you’ll also find a expertly curated selection of pieces by Issey Miyaki, Alberta Feretti, and more in a light-filled showroom with a peaceful private garden out back. Artisanal baubles are the draw at nearby Egan Day, a feminine shop where semiprecious gems like amethyst and quartz are arranged salon-style under cloches. For more affordable wares, visit Omoi Zakka to add whimsical Japanese-inspired home goods and stationery (think hashtag-shaped trivets and porcelain teacups) to your collection.
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1811 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Tue, Thur - Sat 10am - 6pm
Wed 10am - 8pm