Philly! Man, we love you. And not just for the brotherly love, sports teams, and endless cheesesteaks. Philadelphia is a city home to so many distinct neighborhoods that offer their own flavor and reasons to explore and live like a local.
We offer travel apartments in a handful of neighborhoods throughout the downtown Philly area, including Rittenhouse, MIdtown Village and Old City. Highly walkable neighborhoods that tempt you to walk the streets and discover the local cafes, restaurants, bars, museums, and let’s not forget about the shopping.
Fun fact! The fantastic state of Pennsylvania has a statewide law that keeps clothing and shoes tax-free. That means you can buy more for less and support some of the amazing independent boutiques that are setting up shop throughout Philly.
Because isn’t that half the fun of visiting a city? Hitting the pavement, walking around neighborhoods and stopping in brick-and-mortar shops owned and operated by locals. And get chatty! Local shop owners have their pulse on what’s cool in the neighborhood and tend to have the best recs.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to stimulate the local economy and support not-yet-trending designers and shops. Just be sure to save room in that suitcase for trip mementos and one-of-a-kind finds no one else will own.
Hello Geisha - Ladies - need a cute outfit? Visit this haven of must-haves.
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Allow me to break it down - home + bar + supply AND tasting room. Yes, please.
Sugarcube - For dudes and ladies - cool clothes, art and accessories you won’t find anywhere else.
United by Blue - Americana outfitter and home goods you didn’t even know you needed.
Third Street Habit - Clothes for the woman who works hard to party hard - and everything in between.
Omoi Zakka Shop - One of our hands-down favorites. Small things to make your life better, and all things you’ll want to buy… and end up buying.
Knit Whit - Designer womenswear that’s been around for 50+ years.
Shop Sixty Five - One more women’s boutique that’s too dang cute for its own good.
Share your Philly neighborhoods finds with #stayalfred - happy shopping!