Philadelphia ranks the highest in America as a shopping destination. Passé are the days when it was known as a city of historic site and plentiful of museums. For a fashionable jaunt, Philadelphia has so much to offer from small boutique-seekers and antique aficionados, to outlet lovers and mall-goers. From the biggest name brands to independent boutiques, not only is shopping in Philadelphia world-class, but clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free! Take this statement literally because in Philadelphia every shopper benefits from tax-free apparel and shoes.
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
Shop in Philadelphia Premium Outlets and enjoy savings of 25% to 65% at 150 incredible designer and name-brand outlet stores. You’ll get everything you want, be it Designer Fashions and Sportswear, Children’s wear , Shoes, fine leather and luggage , accessories & Jewelry, house wares & home Furnishings, Gifts & specialty items, food, etc. Philadelphia Premium Outlets is home to top brands like : 2b bebe, Adidas, Aerie, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, , PacSun, Perry Ellis, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory, Clarks Bostonian, Cole Haan, Converse, Crocs, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, Famous Footwear Outlet, Finish Line, G.H. Bass & Co., Johnston & Murphy, Kenneth Cole, Merrell, Naturalizer, Nike Factory Store, Nine West Outlet, Puma, Reebok, Robert Wayne Footwear, SAS Factory Shoe Store, Skechers, Steve Madden, Timberland, Coach, Coach Men’s, Wilsons Leather, Beads & More, Sunglass Hut, Totes/Sunglass World, Ultra Diamonds, Vera Bradley, Toys”R”Us Outlet, The Uniform Outlet, Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, Vitamin World, Yankee Candle and many more.
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Mall is the premier shopping destination of the East Coast, featuring seven world-class department stores and more than 400 shops, boutiques and restaurants. King of Prussia boasts more retail space than anywhere else in America and features stores that cannot be found elsewhere in the region. The Court and the Plaza at King of Prussia combine to make the largest mall on the East Coast. A veritable shopper’s paradise, the mall features eight department stores (including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s), more than 40 eateries (including Morton’s and The Cheesecake Factory) and nearly 400 specialty shops (including Burberry, Apple, Louis Vuitton and Sephora). You’ll find everything you need (and probably a few things you don’t) at this one-stop shopping extravaganza.
Jeweler’s Row – America’s oldest Diamond District
Jewelers’ Row is the oldest and second largest diamond district in America. Located on Sansom Street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, and on Eighth Street between Chestnut and Walnut streets. It features the longest continuously operating jewelry shop, which dates back to 1851, and a total of more than 300 retailers, wholesalers, and craftsmen. Many of the businesses on Jewelers’ Row have been owned by the same families for five generations.
South Street Antiques Market
The South Street Antiques Market is one of the area’s best kept secrets. Discreetly housed inside a historic building that was once used as a synagogue, the Antiques Market comprises of several unique vendors peddling everything from hand-picked vintage clothing and classic eyewear to rare toys and books. Most stores on South Street are independently owned and stay open long after the city’s other retail establishments have closed for the night, adding a decidedly nocturnal flair to ‘the hippest street in town.’ Find the very best in the eclectic, urban, and hip here.
Located in the historic Wanamaker Building on Market Street, Macy’s Center City is a premiere fashion destination within an icon of Philadelphia’s rich retail history. From the Wanamaker Organ to year-round events, to an in-house Visitors Center and personal shopping service, Macy’s has become a downtown destination celebrating old and new traditions for Philadelphians and visitors alike.
Experience over 80 places to shop, dine and meet in the heart of University City. The hub of University Square is a public green space and brick plaza, located at 36th and Walnut Streets, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year and is the perfect spot for dining al fresco.