Best of Philly

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2018 Best Store You Could Spend All Day In

United By Blue

UBB’s woodsy new flagship is thrice as big as its former location, so you’ll want to devote serious time to shopping its coveted supply of urban-lumberjack goods, like durable bags, clothing, tents, paddles and enamelware. Fuel up mid-visit at the in-store coffee bar (which looks like a cabin), and pretend – if just for an afternoon – that you’re out in Mother Nature and not, you know, smack in the middle of Old City. View Profile »

205 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-278-7858 | Website

2018 Best Shop for Women Who Wear Color

Ashley Austin

106 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA Website

Stepping into this accessories boutique, owned by a former Anthro buyer, is like diving into a Crayola box, only instead of crayons there are twinkly […] Read more »

2018 Best Shop for Millennials

Downerss

2026 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Think of Rivka Yank’s dreamy Fishtown shop as a cooler, more authentic version of Urban Outfitters, with a well-priced mix of bohemian (healing mists, beaded […] Read more »

2018 Best Secret Shopping Speakeasy

ToBox

1822 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

ToBox has racked up a handful of BOP nods for its shoe selection, and yes, that’s still the main reason to visit. But if you […] Read more »

2018 Best Philly-Centric Tees

South Fellini

1507 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Our landmarks, lexicon and legends cheekily immortalized in cotton, so you can wear your love of Fairmount Park, South Philly, the Divine Lorraine, Dr. J […] Read more »

2018 Best New Women’s Boutique

Atlantic

8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

If we had known that Chestnut Hill resident Colleen Darby Wurts moonlights as the owner of Nantucket’s vaunted Atlantic boutique, we would have begged her […] Read more »

2018 Best Men’s Boutique

Franklin & Poe

1817 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

For the stylish and the wannabe-stylish, this men’s (and women’s!) shop stocks wares both hipster (Fishtown t-shirts) and rugged (jeans from Swedish brand Indigo-fera Prima […] Read more »

2018 Best Fashion-Forward Boutique

Erdon

162 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Because when your – mostly black – clothes feature details like asymmetric drapes (tops from Japanese line Moyuru), funky drawstrings and ties (cardigans and blouses […] Read more »

2018 Best Closet Staples

Kin Boutique

1014 Pine Street, Philadlelphia, PA Website

Kin feels like walking into your own closet, if your closet were full of elevated basics like studded slides, architectural silk tops, cropped flared denim, […] Read more »

2018 Best Boutique for Discovering Local Designers

M Concept

1540 South Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Shopping here is like taking a crash course in Philly’s design scene. Owner Ethan Nguyen will alert you to colorful local finds like Alexandra Damiano […] Read more »

2018 Best Activist Shop

The Outrage

321 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Over in Old City, activist shop The Outrage sells smart-slogan tees, pins and buttons and donates 100 percent of proceeds from six of its collections […] Read more »

2017 Best Luxe Shop for Stoners

Sweetflag

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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 […] Read more »

2017 Best New Suburban Boutique

Kirna Zabête

915 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2017 Best Pop-Up Turned Brick-And-Mortar

Yowie

716 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2017 Best New City Boutique

Rennes

135 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »