The Best Places to Shop in Philadelphia
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Philadelphia is known for its markets, but you can also find books, music, art, antique treasures, Pennsylvania handicrafts, and Whirly Berley Bars in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether you're looking for high-end boutiques or vintage funk, Philly's got you covered.
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
There is no better place for visitors interested in one-stop souvenir shopping than the Pennsylvania General Store, located inside the Reading Terminal Market. You'll find everything from Amish quilts to just-made fudge, as well as food items...
108 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Verde is actually two stores in one. It carries one-of-a-kind accessories, jewelry, and gifts, which makes it stand out as one of several unique shops in the Midtown Village district of Center City. Serendipitously, the boutique...
141 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The Center for Art in Wood (formerly the Wood Turning Center), is both an exhibition space and research library, founded to promote and preserve the field of art made from wood. The permanent collection contains over 1,000 objects from around the...
107 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Easily my favorite store in Philly to browse or “window shop”, Open House features such an entertaining assortment of interesting goods that it’s a challenge to walk out without buying something. There are great Philly-themed items and gifts,...
1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
The AIA Bookstore, one of the most unique shops in the city, holds a million surprises. It stocks a vast selection of art, architecture, and design books, but also offers an amazing array of fun and creative toys, gifts, and novelty items, as well...
1214 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Any visitors to Philadelphia who are checking out the contemporary art scene should include a visit to the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Center City. The words “fabric” and “workshop” may be somewhat misleading—although its innovative founders...
110 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
A candy store has occupied this building continuously since 1863. The current proprietors, the Berley brothers—who also own the Franklin Fountain ice cream parlor a few doors away on Market Street—are master confectioners. Even for...
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Vendors first set up shop at the Italian Market in the mid-to-late 1880s, and today, the spread of stalls, stores, and eateries runs all along Ninth Street in Philadelphia's residential Bella Vista neighborhood. A trip here involves...
117 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
When you enter the store, the combined aromas of all the scented soaps, candles and other products is a lovely surprise. You’ll also be surprised by some of the inventive soap “flavors” – salted caramel, for example, and Yard’s (a local brewery) ...
4253 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
Sunrise in Tibet is a charming boutique on Main Street in Manayunk, offering affordable jewelry, clothing, accessories, scarves, sculpture, tapestries and other handicrafts from Tibet. The shop owner purchases items directly from the individual...
Old City District, 231 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The Old City neighborhood has sometimes been referred to as the most historic square mile in the US. In addition to being the location of the iconic historic attractions, it is a thriving arts and shopping district with dozens of art...
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