Thanks to its offering of tax-free shopping on all clothes and shoes, the East Coast city of Philadelphia is a haven for those looking for a stateside bargain and with two new retail spaces opening this autumn, there’s even more choice than ever.The new Fashion District Philadelphia opened its doors on 19th September 2019, spanning three blocks of retail, dining and entertainment, and travellers will be able to shop-till-they-drop at the developed East Market Retail Space when it opens in November 2019. Visitors to Philadelphia can also peruse hip boutiques in the leafy district of Chestnut Hill, which is known as the city’s garden district, or hit the high-end boutiques in Rittenhouse Row.
Fashion District Philadelphia: Opened on 19th September 2019
The Fashion District of Philadelphia opened on 19th September 2019 and boasts national retailers, entertainment and a dine-in movie theatre. City Winery, a New York-based chain of live-music clubs with wine bars and restaurant space, is among the new tenants. A “Uniquely Philly” section offers an opportunity for visitors to access a collection of local retailers in a convenient location, easily accessible by mass transit, next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and steps away from the historic district. Retailers include minority-owned businesses such as American Hats, Dolly’s Boutique and Duafe x the Sable Collective. Also, the popular South Fellini will establish a shop with fun Philadelphia-themed products. Together with Market East, the Fashion District Philadelphia will transform the area between Philadelphia’s key neighbourhoods of Centre City and the Historic District, where Independence Hall is located. For more information, visit www.fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com.
East Market: Opening in 2019
The $800 million renovation of East Market is well underway for the section of Philadelphia that has been called “America’s hottest retail corridor” by commercial real estate services firm JLL. The 4.3-acre renovated retail space aims to transform this primary east-west corridor into a dynamic full block of shops, popular restaurants, office spaces and two brand-new luxury apartment towers. Shops and restaurants include T.J. Maxx; gourmet grocer MOM’s Organic Market; Wawa, the popular regional convenience store; Iron Hill Brewery, the Mid-Atlantic region’s most awarded brewpub restaurant; City Fitness; AT&T; Little Baby’s Ice Cream; Federal Donuts; and District Taco. The project is connected by a reinvented, pedestrian-friendly streetscape and a 35-foot wide pedestrian walkway spanning Market Street to Chestnut Street, now known as Chestnut Walk, creating an urban hangout in Center City with greenery, a light installation and custom swings, games, live entertainment, a beer garden, and a rotation of food trucks. The final phase is expected to be completed in November 2019. For more information, visit www.eastmarket.com.
Shop Like An A-Lister on Rittenhouse Row
Rittenhouse Row is a part of Philadelphia’s upmarket Rittenhouse neighbourhood, which includes the iconic Rittenhouse Square and some of the oldest establishments in the city. Visitors can enjoy upscale shopping at unique local boutiques and internationally recognised retailers plus enjoy international cuisine at highly rated dining establishments. Shoppers can stroll through Rittenhouse Square, one of the five original squares planned by city co-founder William Penn, with a latte in hand or stop into high-end boutique Lagos for a fine piece of jewellery. Following a day of shopping, visitors can head to Mission Taqueria, which is a lively Mexican restaurant that serves inventive-yet-familiar cuisine. For more information, visit www.rittenhouserow.org.
Browse Independent Boutiques in the Charming Neighbourhood of Chestnut Hill
Shoppers in Philadelphia can peruse hip, independent boutiques in the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, including the leafy district of Chestnut Hill. The independent boutiques dot tree-lined Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill Business District, which is known as the city’s garden district. This upmarket northwest neighbourhood is home to local gems like Artisans on the Avenue, which stocks women’s clothing, jewellery and other accessories made by small American designers; Bjorn & Co, a gallery and store that supports local artists; and the Market at the Fareway, a modern farmers’ market meets country store. For more information, visit www.chestnuthillpa.com.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.discoverPHL.com
Photo Captions (From Left to Right):
Image 1: Rendering of Fashion District Philadelphia. Image courtesy of Fashion District Philadelphia.
Image 2: Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Image courtesy of Kyle Huff for PHLCVB.
Image 3: Shopping in Chestnut Hill. Image courtesy of PHLCVB.
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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), www.discoverPHL.com, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organisation has divisions dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.