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Top Spots to Satisfy Your Shopping Bug in Rittenhouse Square

Shopping is a kind of therapy for many individuals. Whether or not there's a search for a specific item or for a specific recipient makes little difference. Sometimes the fun is in the browsing and in the adventure of wondering what one might find amongst the racks and shelves and displays. Many like to shop stores they've never been to before, others prefer to stop back in to a few favorites to see what's been added to the inventory, or what items have made it to the sale rack at last. No matter what shopping preferences lead the way for you and your crowd, Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square certainly has a shop or two to meet those needs. Wander into The Shops at Liberty Place for a browser's paradise, with plenty of stores and eateries to spend the better part of the day here. Men are not left out of the mix, as Boyds has long led the pack as the premier place to get quality business wear here, (and also carries items for women as well). There are also many boutiques here which carry everything from unique gift items to one-of-a-kind jewelry to candles and home decor. So take the time to indulge your passion for shopping in this terrific city destination.



This tiny specialty shop is the perfect place to treat yourself to something unique, find a thoughtful gift for that hard-to-buy-for person or just browse and enjoy. The shop prides itself in finding items not available in larger chain stores,...  Read More



If you like to bike, are interested in getting started in the sport, consider yourself a good cyclist, or simply want to pick up a gift for the rider in your life, this is the place to go. The staff here is knowledgeable in all things bike, and...  Read More



This location of DiBruno Brothers is their flagship locale, and offers the company's largest cheese cave, as well as a huge selection of meats and seafood. There is also a coffee bar here, as well as an upstairs cafe for dining on premises and...  Read More

Joan Shepp
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For decades Joan Shepp has been clothing women (and now men) who refuse to be seen in anything less than the best. Featured in every fashion magazine you can think of, this boutique sells only the designer labels that cater to a discerning...  Read More



Though we generally favor local shoppes over corporate chains here at 10Best, we unhesitatingly make an exception for this location of Anthropologie because it's the Philly-based company's flagship store. Housed in a restored four-story mansion...  Read More



The ground floor of this historic and attractive building houses a variety of upscale and stylish shops. Stop by such stores as Nicole Miller, Polo Ralph Lauren, Williams Sonoma, The Walking Company and other top retail outlets to cure your...  Read More



Founded as a sneaker boutique for those who absolutely must have the latest and rarest cult kicks, Ubiq has matured into a place for unique casual men's clothes and shoes. Partnering with brands like Vans and Puma to create special lines of...  Read More



This Northern Liberties shop offers customers attractive attire and accessories with a local Philadelphia flair. There's even doggie-wear as well for the well-dressed pooch. The shop prides itself on its approach to casual clothing that also...  Read More

Shops at Liberty Place
Photo courtesy of The Shops at Liberty Place


Located between the Liberty Place towers in Center City's hotel district, this sleek shopping complex offers an impressive array of over 60 retail tenants, including Fire & Ice, J. Crew, Godiva Chocolatier, Les Richards, Victoria's Secret,...  Read More



A landmark in the men's fashion world, the family-owned Boyds has been the clothier of choice for well-heeled men since 1938. The third (and current) generation of owners brought women's fashions to the four-story boutique, and now handbags and...  Read More