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.
The King of Prussia is an absolute juggernaut of department stores, specialty stores and restaurants. Be sure to stop by the visitor's center to pick up a map. The King of Prussia complex is known as the largest of its kind on the East Coast and is the only place in the world where many department stores can be found under one roof, including Nordstrom, Macy's, and Sears. There is also a host of kiosks and eateries to delight your palette as you shop.
Market Place at Garden State Park is an upscale shopping hub located in Cherry Hill, comprising of a plethora of diverse stores. From books, boutiques, accessories to fancy electronics, one can find it all under one roof, including a few, major retail chain stores. Besides the shops, the center also features many dining options and cafes like Starbucks and The Cheesecake Factory. With so much to offer, a day spent shopping here is a delightful experience.
A part of the popular shopping row in Rittenhouse Square, Ubiq is exceedingly popular for its wide array of vintage sneakers. The boutique stocks on a fantastic collection of retro-style as well as contemporary sneakers and sports shoes. Apart from these highly-acclaimed footwear for men and women, the independent store also boasts of a great collection of tee shirts, jeans, jackets and cool accessories for men. The shop itself is quite impressive with polished darkwood interiors and a contemporary, thoroughly urban appeal. To dress your feet in the very best available, head to Ubiq on Walnut Street.
You can't miss this place; just look up. Shops at Liberty Place is the shopping center that is part of Philadelphia's popular landmark, Liberty Place. Chain stores such as Easy Spirit, Andrew's Ties, J.Crew, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Sunglass Hut and Victoria's Secret complement the assortment of smaller businesses with more specific inventory. Take an escalator to the second level to grab a quick sandwich or a full meal at the food court.
Do the kids have to look their best for a family photo or other special event? In 1992, the Boutique was awarded the "Best of Philly" honor by Philadelphia Magazine for its custom-designed layettes. The inventory features cool clothes for small children and imported and handmade infant items. Sizes up to pre-teens. See website for online shopping and more.
American or European, Armani to Zegna, Boyd's has one of the largest selections of men's designer clothing in the country. An entire floor of extra-long and large sizes, plus formal wear and shoe departments; it's enough to satisfy the needs of any shopper. The women's boutique is well known for its collection of exquisite European tailored ensembles. A café, free custom alterations and parking make shopping a more than agreeable task.