The Ultimate Guide to What Shops Are Staying Open While the Pope’s in Town
Dear Philly visitors: So you’re coming to Philly for the Pope, and you want to do some shopping. (If getting a tiny bit of retail therapy isn’t already on your to-do-in-Philly list, well, let us help you find a way to squeeze it in there.) Philly has an incredible roster of independent boutiques, most of which will be open for Pope Weekend. Here’s a handy map of where to go, based on where you’re staying.
Dear Philly residents: So you’re staying in Philly for the Pope visit, but you’re curious as to where to go in case you need an LBD, new pair of underwear, cool pair of shoes or last-minute gift. Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a handy list of some of the best boutiques in Philly that are staying open during Pope-ageddon.
If you’re staying near Old City:
Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, 12-5pm. 162 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-923-0300.
Third Street Habit
Bohemian pieces from Mara Hoffman and Isabel Marant. Look out for amazing Pamela Love jewelry.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, 12-6pm. 153 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-925-5455.
Art in the Age
Great men’s clothing, accessories and home goods, with an American heritage feel.
Open Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm; and Sunday, 12-6pm. 116 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-922-2600.
Men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, 12-6pm. Closed Monday. 60 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-923-7299.
Men’s vintage with a Gatsby edge. Shopping tip: Look out for vintage rosary necklaces!
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, 12-6pm. Closed Monday. 62 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-627-1990.
Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, with a great men’s denim selection and a smattering of vintage.
Open Monday, 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 12-7pm, and Sunday, 12-5pm. 124 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-238-0825.
Lost + Found
A quirky assortment of vintage pieces, well-priced new women’s clothing and offbeat accessories.
Open Monday-Friday, 11:30am-7pm and Saturday, 11am-5pm. 133 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-928-1311.
United By Blue
Eco-friendly tees, canvas bags, leather goods and a must-visit coffee shop. (Cronuts!)
Open Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 7am-8pm. 144 North 2nd Street, Old City, 215-278-7746.
If you’re staying near Midtown Village:
Cute gift items, great home accessories and so much Pope merchandise. (The whimsical kind, not the cheap-o kind.)
Open Monday-Sunday, 10am-8pm. 107 South 13th Street, Midtown Village, 215-922-1415.
Jewelry and accessories sourced from all over the world. Definitely worth a visit.
Open Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-7pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. 113 South 13th Street, Midtown Village, 215-557-9050.
Wallet-friendly women’s clothing, accessories and gift-y goods. Bonus: Marcie Blaine chocolate, made right in the back!
Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm, and Sunday, 11am-7pm. 108 South 13th Street, Midtown Village, 215-546-8700.
Duross and Langel
Our fave local bath and body shop, which carries Philly-made soaps, bath goods and other sweet-smelling stuff.
Open Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm, and Sunday, 12-5pm. 117 South 13th Street, Midtown Village, 215-592-7627.
A massive furniture and home decor shop, part industrial, part modern. Go here for home styling inspo.
Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm, and Sunday, 11am-6pm. 1214 Chestnut Street, Midtown Village, 215-923-0784.
All the paper goods and gift items you could want.
Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 11am-7pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 1219 Locust Street, Midtown Village, 215-922-1500.
If you’re staying near Queen Village:
Moon + Arrow
Handmade goods, jewelry, vintage and home accessories. Don’t leave the ‘hood without visiting.
Open Monday-Saturday, 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. 754 South 4th St, Queen Village, 215-469-1448.
A quirky-cool shoe and accessory boutique with men’s and women’s shoes, from brands like All Black and United Nude.
Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 11am-6pm; Friday, 11am-7pm; and Sunday, 12-5pm. 727 South 4th Street, Queen Village, 215-627-2357.
A gem of a jewelry shop, featuring handmade, delicate pieces made in the store’s back studio.
Open Wednesday-Thursday, 12-6:30pm; Friday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 700 South 6th Street, Queen Village, 215-454-2164.
A crazily packed antique store worth hunting through. (Fun fact: Steven Starr outfitted many of his restaurants with cool finds from here.) You’ll also find religious items, rosary beads, a life-sized statue of St. Francis, and 19th-century religious prints.
Open Thursday-Saturday, 12-6:30pm, and Sunday, 12-5pm. 617 Bainbridge Street, Queen Village, 215-928-9111.
If you’re staying near Rittenhouse:
High-end, fashion-forward pieces from top designers like Ellery, The Row, Balenciaga and Moschino. Don’t leave the city without a walk around this Philly mainstay.
Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm. Closed Sunday. 1811 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-735-2666.
A thoroughly shoppable contemporary boutique with both high-end and wallet-friendly pieces, from designers like A.L.C., 3.1 Phillip Lim and Tanya Taylor.
Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Wednesday, 10am-7pm; and Sunday 12-4pm. 1729 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-564-4760.
The Neimans of Philly. High-end menswear and womenswear, plus a good selection of shoes and bags.
Open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm; and Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. 1818 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-564-9000.
The top spot for men’s shoes and leather goods.
Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Closed Sunday. 25 South 19th Street, Rittenhouse, 215-644-9435.
A well-curated selection of jewelry by Jennifer Meyer, Heather B. Moore and Me+Ro.
Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-972-5100.
Arguably Philly’s most gorgeous boutique, with an incredible selection of fine jewelry (Ted Muehling, Gabriella Kiss and Maria Beaulieu. Look out for incredible objets d’art by Philly-based (but world-renowned) furniture company BDDW.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. Closed Sunday. 260 South 16th Street, Rittenhouse, 267-773-8833.
An adorably packed gift shop with jewelry, gift items, kid’s stuff and quirky finds. Oh, and Pope merchandise.
Open Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 11am-7pm; Friday, 12-7pm; and Sunday, 12-5pm. 1927 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-301-4752.