The Lucky Store Directory

Philadelphia

Anthropologie

Fans of the vintage-inspired garments and home accessories at this boutique chain should make a point of visiting its hometown emporium. It has a thrilling amount of merchandise—the most we've seen—on four flours of an 1890s mansion that overlooks the square.


1801 Walnut St., 215-568-2114, anthropologie.com

Arcadia Boutique

Chic and nicely affordable items crowd the tabletops and racks here, from James Jeans' super-flattering eco-friendly jeans to delicate chain necklaces made of repurposed silver and enamel. An appealing extra: Arcadia offers a travel service that books eco-friendly vacations.


819 N. Second St., 215-667-8099, arcadiaboutique.com

Art Star

Metalsmith Erin Waxman and ceramist Megan Brewster opened this gallery/store to sell clothing, paintings, and an amusingly esoteric variety of odds and ends by rising local talents. Our favorites: adorable ceramics from Little Flower Designs and graphic totes from Tymbal Art Co.


623 N. Second St., 215-238-1557, artstarphilly.com

Decades Vintage

Uncover rack upon rack of blouses by long-forgotten brands, cocktail dresses Audrey Hepburn would've adored, and pristine Charles Jourdan and Stephane Kélian shoes.


723 S. Fourth St., 215-923-3135

Delicious Boutique & Corseterie

The spectacular, carnival-esque decor here is beyond cool. Imagine flag pennants draped across the ceiling, dresses hanging on a giant target, corsets resting on circus-stripe-painted shelves, and racks of rock tees strung up with the same rope used to secure sideshow tents.


1040 N. American St., No. 901, 215-413-0375, deliciousboutique.com

Duross & Langel

This store's eponymous grooming products are all-natural and locally made, and most of them are derived from recipes created by co-owner Steve Duross' grandmother (try the invigorating cinnamon-leaf-based, muscle-relaxing Dragon Balm). They've started making their soaps, candles, and lotions in the large window overlooking 13th Street, which makes walking by almost as fun as going in.


117 S. 13th St., 215-592-7627, durossandlangel.com

Hello World

The two branches of this local favorite offer totally disparate things. The first sells jewelry, handbags, and hostess gifts while the second specializes in midcentury modern home furnishings and accessories.


1004 Pine St., 215-545-7060; 257 S. 20th St., 215-545-5207, shophelloworld.com

Joan Shepp

For 30-plus years, Joan Shepp has brought avant-garde lines (Rick Owens, Balenciaga) to Philly, and she specifically chooses only the most wearable, timelessly cool silhouettes from each collection.


1616 Walnut St., 215-735-2666, joanshepp.com

Kimberly Boutique

This shop has a loyal following for offering clothes that are hip but won't look dated at the end of the season. Find Susana Monaco dresses, Michael Simon sweaters, and dresses from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent—and don't leave without picking up the iconic Philly-emblazoned boy tanks.


123 S. 16th St., 215-564-1066, kimberlyboutique.com

Knit Wit

This consistently great boutique has, for more than 40 years, sold lines that are unerringly on top of the trends; at the moment, let yourself be drawn in by the Alexander Wang dresses and printed Paul Smith skirts.


1718 Walnut St., 215-564-4760, knitwitonline.com
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