Regarded as one of the best Farmers' Markets not only in Philadelphia but in America, The Reading Terminal Market is a terrific place to sample all the culinary grandeur Philadelphia has to offer. Experience the traditional Philly cheesesteak, a custom-made deli sandwich, or an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch hearty home-cooked breakfast prepared by local Amish farmers. Apart from the prepared foods, Reading Terminal Market boasts of over 80 vendors, offering a wide range of local and exotic vegetables, fruits, fresh fish and other seafood, local meats, poultry and other products.
A bookstore housing the largest collection of comics in Philadelphia, the Atomic City Comics is located right in the heart of South Street. It is also known to host a lot of art shows and host signings. The store also houses a collection of t-shirts, graphic novels and magna. A lot of locals favorite this bookstore and praise the efficient staff and the humongous collection.
Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Market is a huge market open only on the first and third Saturday from November to March. It is a treasure trove of collectibles, textiles, objects, furniture, clothing, records and much more. Get enthralled by the fascinating items displayed and haggle with vendors for the prized possessions. Spread across 36,000 square feet (3344.51 square meters), you can make a pit stop at the food court after a day of shopping. There is an ATM in the facility, hence credit cards are not accepted.
Housed within the historic structure, the Wanamaker Building, which was once home to America’s first department store, Macy’s Center City forms a busy shopping destination nestled within the historic downtown in the Quaker City, Philadelphia. The store has been redesigned opulently, without compromising the traditional and original elements of the landmark building. It is home to iconic attractions like the magnificent eagle statue in the Grand Court and the legendary Wanamaker Organ that features 28,500 pipes, making it the greatest playable musical instrument in the world. Midst a wonderfully nostalgic ambiance, the historically rich shopping venue offers the newest trends in clothing and home decor among other things, making for an enriching shopping experience.
Market Place at Garden State Park is an upscale shopping hub located in Cherry Hill. Comprising of more than 60 stores, the mall ensures that every patron enjoys the ultimate shopping experience. Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom Rack and Best Buy are just some of the major chains that have set up their store here. Besides the shops, the center also features many dining options and cafes like Starbucks and The Cheesecake Factory. Spas, salons, travel agencies and even insurance companies operate inside this expansive shopping center.
The Cherry Hill Mall is a one-stop shopping destination in Cherry Hill, NJ. The mall has more than 165 retail, beauty and dining options under one roof. Browse brands like Aldo, Alex and Ani, Gap, Guess, Michael Kors, Steve Madden, Urban Outfitters, North Face, and H&M here. From upscale fashion to trendy highstreet wear, the selection caters to every budget and taste.
Coronet Books Inc. is a specialty bookstore that carries over 3,000 academic and hard-to-find titles. Many foreign language books are also available by special order. Coronet Books, Inc. features works from many of the world's leading universities.
A collaboration of several independent businesses and local artisans, the Urban Princess Boutique is a gem of the Quaker City’s oldest fabric district. On offer here is a wide range of unique gifting items, apparel and delightful local souvenirs that you wont find at your regular urban shopping centers. Beautiful and unusual hand-crafted jewelry, rare beauty products such as handmade soaps and brilliant local souvenirs are stocked at this wonderful boutique. If you’re tired of your run-of-the-mill departmental stores and malls, Urban Princess Boutique would make for a welcome change.
The Strange and Unusual is an antique shop which sells unusual relics and exhibits. This shop has been designed quite conceptually and displays a lot of antiques which have a story of their own. There are taxidermy artifacts as well on display here and the shop also has antique jewelry and their stuff which is bizarre and also amazing to look at.
Established in 1968, Eye's Gallery is a visual treat, right from the creative mural and mosaic art on the exterior and interiors of this three-story store, to the amazing floor-to-ceiling display of folk art. Get set to be transported to a land of imagination by unique folk art from all over the globe. Check out their exotic home decor, ceramics, furniture, tableware, trinkets, jewelry, textiles and vintage objects that are handpicked and will surely make any collector delirious. They also have an eclectic collection as an ode to the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo which includes decorative boxes, accessories and clothing.
Philly AIDS Thrift is a non-profit organization that trades in second-hand apparel, accessories, furniture and electronics. It also stocks books, DVDs, CDs, cars and sports equipment. Customers can buy and sell used merchandise and make tax-free donations to this store, which supports AIDS-related organizations. Customers can shop for antique furniture, chinaware, stereos, television sets, old tapes and records, classic jeans, blouses, t-shirts and coats. The trendy apparel and quirky furnishings combined with shopping for a cause lead to a satisfying experience. Check their website for details on volunteering at this store.