10 Philly Boutiques You Can Shop Online (And Why They’re So Awesome)
In this age of instant gratification, online shopping reigns the queen of convenience and guilt-free indulgence. Summer’s just around the corner, beckoning Philadelphians to come out of hibernation in droves. Yay! Right…? Call us antisocial, but the very thought of weaving through crowded streets on a shopping venture makes kicking back in the living room, debit-card in hand while mindlessly scrolling through the pages of our favorite shops sound more appealing than ever. Shopping the best boutiques + never changing out of our PJs = a win-win situation all around. The best part? More and more local shops are opening up e-commerce platforms, going beyond brick and mortar so you can really shop local on the interwebs. Here are the best Philly boutiques you can shop online:
#1. Third Street Habit // 153 North 3rd Street, Old City.
This shop stocks the freshest in boho-style, both in-store and online, so expect to see consistently updated must-haves for spring and summer. We’re loving those airy, bell-sleeved cotton blouses from Ulla Johnson, Mar Y Sol sturdy woven totes, and chic Dolce Vita leather slides. You’ll also probably find the flared jeans of your dreams over at their Denim Shop.
#2. Joan Shepp // 1811 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.
Pro tip: This triple-level gallery of world-class designer apparel also features new arrivals online as they come in every few weeks. Right now, they’re showcasing a limited array of slouchy blazers and kimono jackets by Urban Zen in gorgeous earth tones. Never miss a trunk show or exclusive book-signing event with Joan Shepp’s handy events calendar.
#3. P’s and Q’s // 820 South Street, Society Hill.
You’ll find no one better than P’s and Q’s for the most edgy and sophisticated men’s (and women’s, as of March) streetwear and home accessories in Philly. Their vast online selection does their flagship store on South Street proud, including the ever-popular Hershel backpacks, high-quality Baldwin denim, the softest Pendleton saddle blankets and gift-worthy Taschen coffee-table books along with travel and tech goods from coveted brands.
#4. Omoi Zakka Shop // 1608 Pine Street, Rittenhouse.
For ten years, the shop has consistently carried thoughtfully designed office goods, jewelry and modern home accessories from around the world. In-store and online, you’ll find staples like fast-selling Midori Traveller’s Note and Ohto Ballpoint Pens, as well as little apothecary luxuries like Swedish Dream soaps and the coolest screen-printed maps by locally-based Brainstorm. The best part? Locals can pick up their online orders in-store (at either Omoi or their sister store in Old City, Select Shop 215) and the shop offers international shipping.
#5. Egan Day // 260 South 16th Street, Rittenhouse.
For your minimal fine jewelry and decor needs, Kate Egan’s eight-year-old boutique has an equally beautiful, easy to navigate online shop, so you can instantly shop incredible opal rings and nature-inspired porcelain objets d’art from cult-designers like Kimberlin Brown. Plus, shipping is free!
#6. Ubiq // 1509 Walnut Street, Center City West.
Every sneakerhead in Philly has been to this 12-year-old Walnut Street gallery space, but did you know they also have an awesome online store? Catch new collaborations, limited releases of Nike and Vans sneakers, and raffles for Yeezy’s. Plus, shop the coolest in streetwear from brands like Han Kjobenhavn and Head Porter Plus before anyone else if you simply follow Ubiq’s blog and social media.
#7. Rikumo // 1216 Walnut Street, Midtown Village.
Each time we check up on this Japanese import shop, we’re more and more impressed with how much they’ve grown since their tiny shop in Callowhill moved into a larger, more zen-like space in Midtown Village. Whether it’s super-absorbent Yoshii towels, relaxing Hinoki oil, artisan-made cookware or chic Sou Sou placemats, you can find all the home essentials you never thought you needed online alongside Rikumo’s new line of kid’s toys.
#8. Erdon // 162 North 3rd Street, Old City.
Why pay massive shipping fees for overseas designer-wear when you can buy through Old City’s avant-garde boutique, Erdon? All clothes posted online are modeled on a real person, so you can actually see what each MM6 and Ivan Grundahl piece looks like when worn in case you can’t make it to their Moorestown mall location to try it on. The sleek, brightly white interface also mirrors the luxe gallery space of the boutique itself, drawing your eye to finer details on products like the Trippen platform sandal and Mimilla chain necklace we’re loving.
#9. Duross and Langel // 117 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the plethora of sweet-smelling scrubs, bombs, fragrances, and hand-cut soaps stacked neatly in this beauty shop; you want to buy everything and nothing all at once because there’s just so much awesome packed in one room. Luckily, Duross and Langel has an online shop that’s just as colorful, organized and well-stocked with all-natural, locally-made products. After your done browsing their massive catalog, sign up for the newsletter so you can score the best deals and peep what’s new on a weekly basis.
#10. Bario Neal // 700 South 6th Street, Queen Village
Last but not least is this tiny jewelry atelier run by Anna Bario and Page Neal, whose workshop houses stunning pieces made from reclaimed metals and ethically-sourced stones. In addition to shopping delicate Mortar stud earrings and Hammered rose-gold bangles from their collection (which you can also personalize), you’ll want to start here if you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring or wedding band. Detailed on the shop’s perfectly pastel website are guidelines for customizing rings and statement jewelry. Check out their blog for updates, too!
And there you have it, folks — all the awesome local online shops that your bank account wishes you never knew about. Sorry! But also, you’re welcome.