Philadelphia is a playground for history buffs, with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall just two of the must-see sights. But between the historical offerings there are plenty of places to shop.
Ciranni says the City of Brotherly Love offers everything from high end merchandise to locally produced products. There’s also an added bonus — no sales tax on clothing and shoes.
Center City is home to a mix of national retailers like Urban Outfitters, local retailers and trendy boutiques.
Rittenhouse Row claims to be one of the most exclusive shopping areas in the country, with specialty shops, spas, haute couture boutiques and national retailers. There are carefully curated collections at Boyds, and innovative women’s wear at Joan Schepp. Ciranni also likes Knit Wit, which is “urban chic,” and Arcada Boutique, which sells up and coming labels.
Old City is not only home to Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House, it also has a wide array of stores. There are art galleries, hip boutiques, new-age designs stores and vintage shops. Ciranni suggests paying a visit to Sugarcube, which sells designer goods and vintage frocks.
Chestnut Hill is where the “city meets the suburbs,” Ciranni said. Pedestrians can stroll along the cobbled streets and visit any number of specialty stores, antique shops, art galleries or chain stores.