Retail Report: A Guide to All the Store Openings In the Philly Area This Fall

The who, what, when and where of Philly's new retail scene.


For many people, fall is just as much of a fresh start as January 1st. This is especially true for the retailers, who clamor to get new shops up and running in time for the holiday shopping frenzy. For Philly, which is poised to make some giant leaps in terms of its retail landscape, this means a happy onslaught of store openings. Fifteen, to be exact (if you count Uniqlo’s trio of soon-to-open area stores). Here is what’s on the horizon for the fall—who’s coming, what they’ll be selling, where they’re opening and when you can get in. Trust me: It’s enough to soften the blow of summer’s ever-encroaching end.

Menagerie (September 1, 385 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford Square)
Women’s clothing and accessory boutique, which stocks lines such as Claire Vivier, Calypso and Karen Walker.
Get more info here.

Goorin Hat Bros. (Mid-September, 1427 Walnut Street)
A posh, old-fashioned shop for men’s and women’s hats of all varieties, from fedoras and flatcaps to Panamas, fascinators and baseball caps.
Get more info here.

Ellelauri (Mid-September, 114 South 19th Street)
A flagship brick-and-mortar for the well-priced Philly-based womenswear line, plus clothing and accessories from brands including J Brand and Wildfox.
Get more info here.

Hello World (Late-September, 3610 Sansom Street)
A 2,ooo-square-foot lifestyle store featuring home accessories and furniture, custom upholstery, handbag and jewelry lines, and gifts.
Get more info here.

Uniqlo (October 3, 1608 Chestnut Street)
A massive, four-floor emporium of the Japanese company’s simple, classic apparel for men, women and children. (Calling all parents: This location will boast the largest kids’ selection of any US Uniqlo store.) Also on tap for the company: a mid-October opening in Willow Grove, and a September 26th opening in Cherry Hill.
Get more info here.

Nordstrom Rack (October 24, 1700 Chestnut Street)
Four levels and 39,000 square feet of men’s and women’s clearance merch, all discounted from 30 to 70 percent off regular retail price.
Get more info here.

Michael Kors (November 13, 1705 Walnut Street)
Jet-set American classics and accessories.
Get more info here.

 Philadelphia Runner (Early to mid-November, 4358 Main Street, Manayunk)
The go-to store for Philly runners. This will be the only running store in Manayunk, and they’ll set up shop in the old Tag Denim space.
Get more info here.

The Barn (Mid-fall, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne)
A 7,000-square-foot expansion of Valley Forge Flowers, offering outdoor and lifestyle accessories including plants, garden decor and fire pits. Think of it as the Main Line’s version of Terrain.
Get more info here.

Century 21 (Fall, exact date TBD, 801 Market Street)
A whopping 100,000-square-foot discount designer retailer, which will take over the first and second floors of the historic Strawbridge building and serve as the anchor store of the flailing Gallery.
Get more info here.

Banana Republic (Fall, exact date TBD, 1911 Chestnut Street)
Affordable, classic basics that — hey! — might be getting trendier.
Get more info here.

Timberland (Fall, exact date TBD, 1709 Walnut Street)
The Rittenhouse location will be a 5,800-square-foot flagship for the rugged brand.
Get more info here.

UPDATE: Alex & Ani was originally on this list, but has been removed after a rep confirmed that plans for a Philly location have been put on hold.