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2016 BEST Women's Boutique

Shop Sixty Five

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 else you need to look like one of Rittenhouse’s most discerning shoppers.

1921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-239-5488 | Website

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 »

2014 BEST Women's Boutique


37 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Vagabond is all about variety: Vintage clothes share racks with indie labels; super-affordable blouses hang next to investment-piece dresses; shoes line up next to skeins of yarn and cross-body bags. The one thing all this stuff has in common? It’ll make your look instantly cooler. Read more »

2014 BEST New Women's Boutique

Style Camp

8433 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Owned by mom-daughter duo Bitsy and Natalie Rhoda, this year-old shop, which recently settled into a bigger location at the top of Germantown Avenue, is sort of like an Instagram filter: The clothes and accessories in it from both revered and indie brands, like Kowtow, Saint James and Paper Denim make you look chicer than… Read more »

2014 BEST Trendy Clothes

Nich Boutique

29 South High Street, West Chester, PA

Maybe it doesn’t make so much sense to splurge on that one-season wonder. (Leather crop tops, anyone?) Enter Nich, a wildly inexpensive boutique where you can find of-the-moment tanks, dresses, skirts, shoes and jewelry for well under $50. Score of the century? The table full of fun and quirky $10 sunglasses. Read more »

2013 BEST Boho Boutique

Adorn Boutique

1314 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

If Sarah Lewiss Fishtown shop had existed during your requisite college hippie phase, Birkenstocks and bad tie-dye would have given way to one-of-a-kind handcrafted amethyst rings, exotic embroidered bags from India, and the kind of delicate cotton tunics you still want to wear today. Read more »

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