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Best Boutique

2017 BEST New City Boutique


If the name alone conjures images of French hilltop villages, just wait until you visit. With bleached floorboards, tidy tables of accessories, and racks of relaxed toss-on-and-go styles from Japanese lines you won’t find anywhere else in Philly, this airy four-month-old women’s boutique successfully fills our casual international-cool clothing void.

135 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-908-4778 | Website

2017 BEST Luxe Shop for Stoners


In the age of designer weed (and loose laws), it seems only fitting that this Camden-based e-shop is turning out an artful line of rose-gold grinders, crystal pipes and opal ashtrays. Who knew lighting up could look so chic? Read more »

2017 BEST Pop-Up Turned Brick-And-Mortar


716 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Picture an of-the-moment art gallery: minimalist white walls, colorful sculptures, a painfully cool curator. Now, imagine everything is for sale. That’s Yowie—except the sculptures are eclectic homewares (Felt + Fat ceramics, Dusen Dusen throw pillows) and the curator is owner Shannon Maldonado, who opened the tiny home and lifestyle boutique after a year of buzzy… Read more »

2017 BEST New Suburban Boutique

Kirna ZabĂȘte

915 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA

Come for the Gucci frocks, Marc Jacobs blouses and Saint Laurent jackets; stay for the tucked-away accessory room and endless outfit inspiration, courtesy of the shop’s trendy staffers. So cool, you’ll think you’re in SoHo. Read more »

2016 BEST Women's Boutique

Shop Sixty Five

1921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

One look at owner Linda LaRosa, always outfitted in a rocker tee, leather jacket and ripped skinnies, and you’ll want to be her — or at least crib her style. Luckily, she provides the building blocks at her boutique, which stocks Rag & Bone jeans, IRO leather jackets, Thomas Wylde tunics, Dannijo jewelry, and everything… Read more »

2016 BEST New Boutique

Egan Rittenhouse

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Call us gluttons, but ever since Kate Egan opened her jewelry store back in 2008, we’ve been aching for her to do more. Finally, she has, in the form of this three-month-old gift shop in the Rittenhouse Hotel, where she stocks elegant luxuries like French linen caftans, Pehr Designs mobiles, Alumnae sandals, and flower creations… Read more »

2016 BEST Shop for Local Designers

MAARK Concept

1540 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

This six-month-old boutique corrals Philly’s fiercest fledgling design talent (Senpai + Kohai, Lobo Mau, Meri + Fete) into one boundary-pushing space, proving that the cool kids don’t always hightail it to New York. Read more »

2016 BEST Shop for the Modern Hippie

Ella’s Grove

385 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA

Where fringe, fur, studs, suede, denim and diamonds all live happily together. Read more »

2015 BEST Boutique


37 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

For the better part of a decade, Vagabond has managed to stay fresh without ever veering from a finely tuned aesthetic — one part bohemian, two parts indie, a dash of vintage and a sprinkling of handmade. Read more »

2014 BEST Boutique Expansion


162 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

South Jersey’s mecca of boundary-pushing fashion set up shop in Old City this spring, so those who fear crossing into the Garden State can score Acne and Maison Kitsune this side of the river. (Take note: The original Marlton location is moving to the Moorestown Mall this fall.) Read more »

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