Shopping in Philadelphia

56% Off Custom Framed Name from Frame The Alphabet

Frame the Alphabet

Online Deal

$135 $59

Black-and-white or sepia photos of trees, signs, and other found objects double as letters to spell names or words encased in frames

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

50% Off Organic Skincare Products at Nectar

Nectar

Philadelphia

$20 $10

Natural and organic body oils, sprays, bath salts, soaps, and candles in a variety of scents

Half Off Boutique Apparel and Jewelry

Take 2 Chic

Philadelphia

$30 $15

Maxi dresses, acid-washed T-shirts, statement jewelry, and more at female-inspired vintage-influenced boutique

Up to 55% Off at Milan Jewelers

Milan Jewelers

Center City East

$100 $49

Vast selection of jewelry including diamond rings, cufflinks, earrings, pendants, and bracelets

50% Off Custom Re-Upholstery or Window Treatments

Summerdale Mills Fabric and Home Decorating Center

Holmesburg

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Cell Phones and Accessories

The Cellular Connection

Roxborough

$30 $15

Phone cases, portable phone chargers, and smartphones from brands such as Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola

50% Off Bridesmaid and Bridal Alternations at Toile

Toile

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$120 $60

Women's boutique stocks high-end, local designers creations, such as ready-to-wear apparel, handbags, and jewelry; offers custom tailoring

Half Off Tattoo Magazine Subscription Packages

Inked Magazine

Redeem from Home

$19.95 $9.95

Cutting-edge tattoos in "Freshly Inked" and stunning shots in "Inked Girls" complement "Inked Magazine"'s exploration of tattoo culture

Up to 30% Off Lucifer

Lucifer

Rittenhouse Square

$50 $35

Boutique’s devilish styles bring light to any wardrobe with options that include sleek printed tops, crochet dresses & edgy tees for men

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

I AM

Narberth

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

44% Off Adult Toys from AdamandEve.com

AdamandEve.com

Online Deal

$45 $25

Trusted supplier of adult toys and accessories for more than 4 decades; discreet shipping arrives with 3 complimentary DVDs and mystery gift

53% Off CDs, DVDs, and One Disc Cleaning

Philadelphia Media Exchange

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Shop a wide selection of movies and music and get one scratched disc cleaned with a disc cleaning machine

Half Off Magazine Subscription

The Hunt Magazine

Online Deal

$12 $6

Magazine illustrates the luxurious country living, grand estates, and historic treasures of the Brandywine Valley

51% Off Italian Gourmet Gift Baskets from Belle Basket

Belle Basket

On Location

$99 $49

Family-owned company bundles gourmet Italian meats, cheeses, chocolates, coffees, and other goodies into specialty gift baskets

Up to 50% Off Philly Sports Apparel and Memorabilia

The Philly Team Store

Philly Team Store

$50 $25

Officially licensed gear such as jerseys, hats, and souvenirs from Philly sports teams such as the Eagles and Flyers

50% Off Packer Apothecary

Packer Apothecary

Philadelphia

$60 $30

Pharmacists help patients organize their prescriptions, providing advice and pill containers to keep medications separated properly

Customized Collage Blanket from Collage.com

Collage.com

Online Deal

$109.99 $39.99

Soft and durable fleece blanket customized with a collage pattern of your choosing and finished with personal photos

Up to 53% Off Activewear, Shapewear & Yoga Apparel

Marika.com

Online Deal

$40 $19

Women’s activewear, from tanks & sports bras to yoga pants & shorts; the Marika Magic collection sculpts & shapes with Power Mesh fabric

Select Local Merchants

Herbert and Edwin Sherman founded their business as a resource for men with hard-to-find sizes and difficult-to-please fashion tastes. They used to cart closeout styles from East Coast factories to their storefront, traversing miles in the name of great deals and men’s fashion. Since the 1950s, local politicians, athletes, entertainers, and powerful wizards have frequented their store, finding wares from brands such as Alden, Santoni, Cole Haan, and Allen Edmonds. Sherman Brothers Shoes’s staff measures feet by hand using an old-fashioned fitting stool, matching customers with exotic, dress, casual, and work shoes, among other types.

1520 Sansom St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Susan Botwick Murphy, the self-taught crafter behind Viv Pickle, wasn't always in the handbag business. She was once the VP of marketing for a communications firm with a knack for sewing her own accessories. It took a seemingly unfortunate turn of events––a layoff from her corporate job—to transform her into the enterprising purse maven she is today. With her eye for design and her background in business, she's been able to run a successful custom handbag studio that churns out wares for customers across the globe.

She and her seamstresses put together baguettes, buckets, clutches, and totes using a palette of more than 150 fabrics, and a variety of handle and lining materials. A rainbow of patterned prints catches the eye, and waterproof nylons repel leaky lunches and spilled vials of plutonium.

21 N 3rd St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Heavy black chains weave their way around the décolletage of a tiny black dress. Red and blue blocks jut and clash on a strapless, hip-hugging mini dress. Rife with bold patterns and appliquè flourishes, designs such as these have helped earn Paula Hian international acclaim: one of her dresses hangs in the Louvre’s permanent collection, and countless others have been featured in the pages of Nylon, Vogue, and Marie Claire France. She owes much of her inspiration to European runways and frequently scours France in search of high-quality fabrics such as mohair, silk, satin, and leather. Stateside, her crew of personal shoppers helps customers navigate her 4,000-square-foot showroom, as well as distinguish between mannequins and very quiet, slow-moving cashiers.

106 Gay St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

For more than 80 years, the retailers at Robinson Luggage have packed their showroom with functional and stylish luggage, business cases, and bags from brands such as Kenneth Cole, Johnston & Murphy, and Kipling. Today, more than 60 brands of luggage, computer cases, and backpacks line the shelves waiting for somebody to entrust them with their clothes, business documents, or treasured slinky collections. A close-knit family, the staff averages 12 years of experience, with many team members having been a part of the store for more than 20 years. They welcomely combine their expertise to aid shoppers searching for pieces that fit ideal factors such as budget, aesthetic, or function.

201 S Broad St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Kembrel was founded by three University of Pennsylvania students who dreamed of blending clothes from up-and-coming designers with well-known brands at prices college students wouldn’t need a Pell Grant to afford. The founders foster a passion for the unique pieces of independent designers as well as the familiar classics of big brands, so they crafted a boutique that stands as an intersection of shopping local and national and online and in-store. Like a 5-year-old’s chosen career path, Kembrel’s weekly designer overview change every week to highlight unique designers and apparel at discounts of up to 70% from brands such as Fossil, Trovata, and La Mer.

1822 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

For nearly 30 years, The Paperia has equipped patrons with the pulp-infused goodies they need to announce celebrations and correspond with friends and colleagues. Brightly colored invitations and announcements broadcast news of impending nuptials or upcoming graduation to two-ply paper-towel use, and a selection of unusual greeting cards issues heartfelt or comical salutations. Boxed or loose stationery and envelopes sport designs appropriate for personal or professional use, and gift-wrap hugs gifts such as address books and journals so that shoppers don't have to keep the nature of their presents secret by burning them before the party.

8521 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US