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The largest mall in the US with over 400 stores including Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Sears, JCPenney. You'll need a car to get here unless you are willing to make the long bus ride to and from center city of SEPTA bus #124 or 125.
Macy's Center City is located in the historic Wanamaker building near City Hall. In addition to shopping, you can marvel at the architecture of the grand court, the giant eagle statue, and attend on of the twice daily organ concerts. In December, the Holiday Light Show attracts many locals.
Philly's most upscale shopping can be found on Walnut Street between Broad St. and Rittenhouse Square, and along neighboring streets. Start at the Shops at the Bellevue (Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Williams Sonoma, Tiffany) and walk west. to 18th street. You'lll find everything from high fashion to urban teen chic, as well as sporting goods and yoga pants. Oh, and the Apple Store too. Some other cool places to check out in the vicinity are: Dahlia's (beaded jewelry); Stadler-Kahn (vintage and handmade housewares and accessories); Joseph Fox Bookshop (independent bookstore).
The Shops at Liberty Place, located on Chestnut Street between 16th and 17th, offers an array of indoor shops (including J Crew, various shoe stores, Bath and Body Works, Victoria's Secret) and a food court. The rotunda area sometimes hosts special events and concerts.
On Chestnut Street between 15th and 20th sts find a varied mix of stores including Modells sporting goods, H&M, Sephora, South Moon Under, Di Bruno Bros gourmet store, Boyd's mens store and the GAP outlet.
Indoor shopping mall connected to Market East Station, a bit downscale and may not have the best selection, but could be useful if you need to get something cheaply, there is K-Mart, Burlington Coat Factory,Five Below, Old Navy, Modell's sporting goods, and a variety of cheap clothing and shoes, and fast food restaurants.
Located just east of Broad Street, this neighborhood contains a mix of small shops and trendy restaurants, and used to be referred to as the "Gayborhood." Some recommended stores include The Midtown Village area which has Verde (great chocolates) Open House (interesting Philly-centric gifts), Duross & Langel (soaps) and Kembrel (clothing/accessories)
East Passyunk Ave is an up and coming neighborhood a little off the beaten path for tourist, but worth checking out if you have time. Favorites shops include Era Atomica, Metro Men's Clothing and NIce Things. East Passyunk has also become the new foodie destination so plan to combine your shopping with a nice meal here.
The Pine Street area between 9th street and Broad has less antique stores than before but a lot of neat little shops, as well as coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
An eclectic and offbeat mix of edgy boutiques, tattoo parlors, adult items, old records, skateboards, tshirts, sneakers etc. mixed in with bars, nightlife and restaurants. Some recommended stores: Armed and Dangerous (best selection of silver crosses in the entire city ); Bus Stop (for serious shoe fans, male & female); Anastasias (antique, cool stuff).
Art Galleries and stores, open late on First Fridays.
Upscale shopping in scenic Bucks County. Seasonal events.
Designer and brand name clothing, shoes, etc. located in the Western Suburbs of Phillly.