Philadelphia offers some exceptional cultural, dining, recreational and historic experiences. But for shoppers, the city is a haven for everyone from small boutique-seekers and antique aficionados, to outlet lovers and mall-goers. As a bonus, every shopper benefits from tax-free apparel and shoes.
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Mall is the premier shopping destination of the East Coast, featuring seven world-class department stores and more than 400 shops, boutiques and restaurants. King of Prussia boasts more retail space than anywhere else in America and features stores that cannot be found elsewhere in the region.
For the chic, Rittenhouse Row is the place to shop with more than 200 upscale dining, retail, and cultural establishments, all within one of the nation’s most exclusive shopping neighborhoods, all centered around picturesque Rittenhouse Square. Stretching from the Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street) to 21st Street, between Spruce and Market streets, Rittenhouse Row is brimming with art galleries, haute couture boutiques, local and national retailers, and specialty stores. From the custom fashions of Boyd’s, a men’s and women’s designer clothier, to Lagos, where jewelry designer Stephen Lagos began his locally based business—Rittenhouse Row boasts some of Philadelphia’s finest shops. The neighborhood is also home to Urban Outfitters, a retail chain known for its edgy fashions and furnishings and Anthropologie, a women’s clothing, accessories and home décor shop. Both stores were started in Philadelphia, and from their humble beginnings in 1970, Urban Outfitters has grown into a multi-billion dollar retail chain with its international headquarters at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center.
Macy’s, located in the former John Wanamaker building between Chestnut and Market streets just past Broad Street, features a special visitors center where international visitors can obtain a special International Savings Card good for 10 percent off all Macy’s purchases.
Philadelphia Premium outlet
Philadelphia Premium Outlets, located in the northwestern suburb of Limerick, offers 150 brand name outlet stores from designer fashions and sportswear to home furnishings and specialty gifts, all at 25-66 percent off everyday prices.