5 Stores We Can’t Wait to See Open Soon in Philly and the ’Burbs

From fancy furniture to major shoe stores. (And Target!)

Image via Studio 882

Image via Studio 882

We’ve known for a while that Philadelphia is one of the best shopping cities out there, and brands are taking notice. Some major stores are opening up and expanding in town (and soon!). Here, the five biggest, best openings we’ve got circled on our calendars.


We’re ridiculously excited to see the brand open up shop in Center City. (Turns out, there’s a sort-of creepy scientific reason for that.) Within the next few months, Target plans to open up not one, but two stores on Chestnut Street (at 1128 and 1900) on July 20th and October 5th, respectively. Both locations will be a touch smaller than Target’s usual standalone stores in an effort to test out a new “flexible format” design for urban environments. But that doesn’t mean they’re sacrificing features: These smaller stores will still have sections for apparel, tech, fresh groceries and a Starbucks in the 1128 Chestnut location.

What we’re looking forward to: Easier access to designer collabs and convenient grab-and-go options for lunch. 

Old Navy

You might have noticed the beautiful Art Deco building on Chestnut has been under construction recently, and that’s because it’s soon to reopen as an Old Navy. The location, set to be a flagship store, will be the second downtown space for the brand. No word yet on its opening, but we’ll keep you posted.

What we’re looking forward to: Surprisingly hip jumpsuit options (hopefully) in time for Labor Day.


We’ve visited their King of Prussia location (twice!) to give you the low-down on the fast-fashion Irish import. The company is opening a 58,300-square-foot Willow Grove outpost on July 19th.

What we’re looking forward to: A cute alternative to Forever21 and H&M. Check out their home department, beauty section, and baby and kids selection (because who doesn’t love $8 baby jeans?).

KOP Expansion

The second largest mall in America is set to get even larger in August. The expansion includes a walkway that connects the Plaza and the Court, over 50 new retail and dining options, and a four-level parking garage with 1,100 spaces so you’ll never have to worry about circling the packed lots again. Psst: Check back later in the week for a sneak peak of the expansion.

What we’re looking forward to: Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, and two dozen other luxury brands are set to open.

Studio 882

The luxe furniture showroom just opened a new 13,000-square-foot showroom in Glen Mills. The bright space is nearly four time the size of its former Chadds Ford location, which means even more room for their carefully curated vignettes in styles that span from traditional to eclectic.

What we’re looking forward to: An expanded product offering and more inspiring vignettes. (They’ve shipped furniture to over 40 countries and have even furnished the bedroom of a princess of Saudi Arabia, so you know their stuff is good.)