Philadelphia's Best Shopping

Philadelphia has some excellent shopping all over the city. Chestnut Hill has several antique boutiques alongside retail chains on the outskirts of Philly. Franklin Mills Mall is only 15 minutes from Downtown and has over 200 stores, sure to meet any shopping need. Main Street Manayunk offers an alternative to the mall and has many local shops and national chains. Old City is home to some of the hippest boutiques and vintage shops in Philadelphia. Most of their clothing stores are aimed toward younger shoppers into the indie rock scene. South Street, between Center City and South Philly, has an eclectic collection of shops, tattoo parlors and hip bars. For a more upscale shopping experience, Rittenhouse Square in Center City is in a very convenient location.

Chestnut Hill

8000 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia city meets the suburbs, where baby boomers stroll through cobbled avenues peering into antique boutiques and hipsters with ipods pop gum while browsing through Philadelphia's best retail chains.

Franklin Mills Mall

1455 Franklin Mills Center, Philadelphia PA
Only 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, this Philadelphia shopping mall has more than 200 stores offering bargain shopping deals, ideal for cost-conscious consumers.

Main Street Manayunk

4200 Main St., Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia's Mill town turned shopping mecca offers a much better alternative than a trip to the local mall.

Old City / Third Street Corridor

5th & Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia PA
This shopper-friendly Philadelphia district boasts a slew of art galleries, busy bars and colonial historic sites, and just enough room for the best and hippest boutiques. Clothing stores cater to the young shopper where hipsters seek sparkly halter tops and indie rockers search for '80s brand Levis. New age design stores carry bright Indian vase imports and vintage furniture shops display rare art-deco designs and kitchen wares from the '70s.

Rittenhouse Square

1850 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia's Center City's posh park sets quite a scene for upscale consumption.

South Street

Philadelphia PA
This bustling Philadelphia artery between Center City and South Philly, brings out the best and worst of the young at heart when fashionistas wear very low-slung jeans and hipsters cruise the weekend street scene. The eclectic collection of shops, tattoo parlors and upbeat bars is perfect for visitors looking for a more colorful Philadelphia scene.
--Philadelphia shopping reviews by Sonja Pecavar.