Where to Shop Warm-Weather Vacation Gear Right Now

We looked everywhere. Here's your best bet.


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One of our editors recently fled our suddenly harsh winter for Puerto Rico. Before she left, she shopped around the city for warm-weather, vacation-appropriate pieces like swimsuits, coverups, lightweight dresses. Her findings? A whole lot of sweaters, coats, boots and thick scarves … and nary a bikini in sight.

Philly is a buy-now, wear-now type of city – while we can preorder spring/summer pieces now, very few of us actually are – which means that finding off-season merch is often an uphill battle. But we tried: We surveyed many, many stores to find you the one that stocks the most warm-weather pieces now, perfect for a mid-winter jaunt to sunnier shores. And we found it, your pre-vacation HQ: South Moon Under

The first thing you need to know: The store just received a shipment of bathing suits. (This place keeps fresh warm-weather inventory all year round.) Aside from these, the store’s vast range of warm-weather gear is all on sale. The entire basement of the store is stocked with styles we’re loving, like high-neck bathers, sporty bikinis, non-boring one-pieces and bohemian cover-ups that are just begging to be worn on a beach in late January.

The Details: 1730 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse. 215-563-2298.