Don’t let the crisp temperatures and blustery winds of winter get you down – simply welcome spring early by indulging in the latest warm weather fashion trends to make their way from the runways to Philadelphia’s top shops. It’s never too early to begin enhancing your spring wardrobe, so find a style that speaks to you and bring a bit of sunshine back home with you during your next shopping spree in PHL.
Hot Spring Trend: Bermuda shorts
Where To Find In PHL: The queen of resort wear happens to keep her Pink Palace, as it’s dubbed, just outside of Philadelphia in King of Prussia, not to mention a boutique down the road in the famous King of Prussa Mall. Lilly Pulitzer’s bright, cheerful styles add pep and preppy panache to outfits perfect for the beach, the course, or a casual stroll through town. These knee-hugging shorts offer demure length for a bit of class, but brilliant hues and patterns to ensure you still stand out in the crowd.
Lilly Pulitzer, King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 610- 265-7607
Hot Spring Trend: Sheers
Where To Find In PHL: Breezy and beachy is the bohemian feel of local boutique South Moon Under, and their spring goodies are no exception. We love this light-as-air sheer sleeveless top not only for it’s feminine charm, but its practicality. A lacy bralette underneath and cropped jeans make it a perfect weekend pick, but top it with a blazer and pair with a pencil skirt and you have office-worthy wow.
South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut Street, 215-563-2298
Hot Spring Trend: Sporty dresses
Where To Find In PHL: Spring is the season of the dress, but sleeker, streamlined versions are making waves in 2013. Think fitted tops, racerbacks, and racing-stripe cut-outs. This adorable LBD from Old City’s Smak Parlour combines a few of those elements into this daring but darling number perfect for date nights.
Smak Parlour, 219 Market Street, 215-625-4551
Hot Spring Trend: Water-inspired looks
Where To Find in PHL: Nature and spring are a likely combo, but the approach taken by Philadelphia-based Free People with this dip-dyed ombre top adds a bit of modern surprise. Three tones of gorgeous blue remind us of a deepening pond, an approach to the trend that feels a bit edgier.
Free People, 1625 Walnut Street, 215-561-0720
Hot Spring Trend: Stripes
Where to Find in PHL: You already have stripes in your closet thanks to the nautical and rugby trends of the fall. But this spring, it’s time to take them bigger or bolder. In this body-hugging sweater dress from Philadelphia-connected fashion darling Nicole Miller, contrast and random placement combine for eye-catching style that still feels classy.
Nicole Miller, The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad Street, 215-546-5007Learn More
Your list is laden with the wishes of friends and family, but Philadelphia area retailers want to make sure you get a little something special this holiday season. Many malls, shopping centers, and boutiques are extending their shopping hours or providing discounts to help you get to Christmas stress-free. So breathe, regroup, and take advantage of these offers before time runs out!
The Gallery at Market East
9th & Market streets
Open 8 am to 9 pm through Dec. 23, 8 am to 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
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The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street
Open 9:30 a to 8 pm through December 15, 11 am to 6 pm December 16, 9:30 am to 8 pm December 17-22, 11 am to 6 pm December 23, 9:30 am to 5 pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
Deals include $25 gift card with $125 purchase or a $50 gift card with $200 purchase at Fire & Ice and buy one, get one half off sale at Florsheim Shoes.
Broad & Walnut streets
Regular hours apply.
December 15 and 22 there will be free pictures with Santa in The Bellevue Lobby from noon to 2pm.
1455 Franklin Mills Circle
Open 10 am to 10 pm Dec. 14, 9 am to 10 pm Dec. 15, 10 am to 7 pm Dec. 16, 9 am to 10 pm Dec. 17-22, 10 am to 8 pm Dec. 23, 9 am to 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
Deals include $20 off $50 at rue21 (see coupon for details) and $10 back for every $50 you spend at Radio Shack.
1300 Market Street
Open with extended holiday hours through Christmas Eve; see the website for an updated list.
Deals and sales daily; see their website to discover what’s on special today.
King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Open 8 am to 11 pm through Dec. 23, 8 am to 6pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
Many stores are offering huge sales for the holidays; visit the website for a full list.Learn More
Holiday shopping can be stressful. Who to buy for, what to get them, and how much to spend? The questions can make your head spin more than a Hanukah dreidel. That’s why in Philadelphia we try to add a little more fun to the festivities by serving up stellar shopping with a side of entertainment.
The Christmas trees are up, the lights are twinkling, and some of the Philadelphia area’s best shopping destinations are ready to put shoppers in the holiday spirit. Turn to one of these retail havens for music, shows, and Santa – not to mention great deals.
Macy’s Center City
1300 Market St.
One of America’s favorite department stores for clothing, accessories, and decor is home to one of Philadelphia’s longest-running holiday traditions. Since 1956 the site has hosted a Christmas Light Show, a dazzling display of color and energy accompanied by the Wannamaker organ. The latest version showcases nearly 100,000 LED lights along the wall and on the centerpiece tree and transfixes shoppers as it bursts into action on the hour. The store is also home to the Dickens Christmas Village, a miniature display full of charm and history. Both attractions begin the day following Thanksgiving and run through the holiday season; see the site for daily hours.
The Shops at Comcast
1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
The tallest and newest skyscraper in Philadelphia, the Comcast Center is a site to enjoy on its own. Below ground The Shops at Comcast offer everything from gourmet cheeses to HDTVs to exquisite jewelry. But yes, there is more. During the holidays the main lobby hosts the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, a 15-minute music and video montage displayed on the 2,100-square-foot Experience Video Wall – the largest four-millimeter LED screen in the world. From The Nutcracker to a sleigh ride through the woods, it’s a show that’s size cannot be matched. The Spectacular runs Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day on the hour from 10 am to 8 pm (except 5 pm on weekdays).
Philadelphia Christmas Village
16th Street & John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Do you get energized by the crisp air of winter? Then do your shopping outdoors at this charming pop-up destination within LOVE Park. Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, lines of wooden huts dole out classic food, handmade gifts, and more. Music, artistic demonstrations, and visits from Santa make it an experience for the senses. Visit the site for the full event schedule and hours.
King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
The largest shopping complex on the East Coast is a holiday shopping must for many – between the two buildings and their 400 or so stores, you are sure to find the perfect gift plus a slew of gorgeous things for you. But come the holiday season the mall is also home to another star – Santa himself. The center halls of both the Plaza and the Court are decked out in their finest for the arrival of the big man, who welcomes children of all ages to stop by with their wish lists seven days a week. Check out the mall’s website for Santa’s hours and break times.Learn More
Philly is known for American independence. Murals. Passionate sports fans. Cheesesteaks. And thankfully for shoppers, fashion.
Philadelphia’s boutique scene has been growing and gaining strides for the past few years, encouraging young, exciting designers and buyers to break the retail mold and open little shops — jewel boxes packed with one-of-a-kind baubles, limited edition lines, and anything-but-cookie-cutter style. The result is shopping destinations and designers you can only discover here in Philly. Whether you have your credit card at the ready or are simply going to (try to) window shop, these eclectic stores are the perfect place to spend an afternoon.Learn More
As you pack for your trip to Philadelphia, be sure to leave some extra space in the suitcase. Spring has sprung and turned the already exciting shopping streets of Philly into picturesque rows of retail happiness — tree-lined sidewalks studded with big-name designers, quirky boutiques, and enticing discount shops that draw you in and send you back into the sun with a bag in your hand and some savings in your pocket.Learn More
Who doesn't like a flea market?
Head over to THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET today & pick up some great bargains!
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May is the month of festivals!
Today is the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival on Walnut St from Broad to 19th 12pm to 5pm.
Stroll & experience shopping, food, music & art in this lovely part of town!
It's the weekend & the weather is glorious!! So if you're looking for something to do, there's a lot going on this weekend in Philly!
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May 16-19: Meet the newest flea market in town, watch sculptures speed through the streets, and pick up a few gardening tips.
The well-known & loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colourful fabric of America's rich history.
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You don't want to miss tomorrow's Food Trust Night Market, 6pm to 10pm 22nd & Fairmount!
Are you wondering what The Night Market is?
Night Market Philadelphia is the city’s premier street food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Philly’s best ethnic, regional restaurants & food trucks.
Inspired by Asia’s lively outdoor markets, this event celebrates up-and-coming neighborhoods & showcases Philadelphia's diverse food, drinks, vibrant arts & culture scene.
The secret world of espionage!
Have you see the SPY exhibit at The Franklin Institute?
It's only here for a limited engagement...
Why not enjoy spring at it's best & take a drive to Longwood Gardens.
It's the perfect spot to celebrate Mother's Day!
Longwood Gardens - Home Page
Experience the world of Longwood Gardens . . . a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture . . . a place to enjoy performances that inspire . . . a place to watch majestic fountains spring to life . . . a place to relax and reconnect with nature. Discover our storied herita...
Tomorrow, Sunday May 12 is Mother's Day in the USA, so if you're here visiting why not take your Mum to brunch?
She will be happy to celebrate it twice!!
Everyone loves an outdoor market? And if it's by the river at Penn's landing over a glorious weekend, that's even better!
Art Star Craft Bazaar this Saturday & Sunday, Penn's Landing
May 11th & 12th, 11am - 6pm
The Great Plaza at Penns Landing
Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia PA 19106
Do you like bacon? Well, read on then...
The Weekend Playbook
This weekend kicks off seven straight days of bacon feasting, as well as the chance to sip 600 wines. Oh, and also eat even more bacon.
Have you seen "Coming Together" by Koresh Dance?
I went on Friday & it was brilliant! Don't miss this, now playing at The Suzanne Roberts Theater on Broad Street until May 8!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the best block party in town!
El Vez, Stephen Starr's restaurant on 13th Street in Midtown Village.
It's a gorgeous sunny Saturday, perfect day for a Spring Festival on South Street!
From noon to 8pm on South Street between 2nd & 8th. More than 30 restaurants, serving food & drink from around the world, featuring Brauhaus Schmitz’s German Maifest, the debut of Hot Diggity’s hot dog cart as well as Lorenzo’s pizza grand re-opening.
Live music, shopping & art too!
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JOHNNY WALKER & Philly!!
WHAT: Whisky is for gentlemen who choose their own path in life, but absolutely no guy would ever choose a path that led to a dreary auditorium where some know-it-all drones on about whisky. So RSVP for the House of Walker, an exclusive event and self-guided tour through Johnnie Walker’s ornate Old…
It's almost Cinco de Mayo!
Zagat brings you the best Mexican spots in town from high-end to casual.
This Saturday is the first-ever South Street Spring Festival & it's going to be a SUNNY day!
Noon to 8pm between 2nd Street & 8th Street, join South Street for music, food, shopping & art.
Spring Festival Written by SouthStreetHeadHouse on February 1, 2013. Posted in EventsOn Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm – 8:00pm, the South Street Headhouse District will hold its new signature street event, the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival. The Spring Festival will be a free, all-ages cele...
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Don't miss Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Street Festival today on Broad Street 11am-7pm!
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
What if you had a time machine...in 2013 you will. Come experience the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. March 28, 2013 – April 27, 2013
Northern Liberties Sidewalk Sale this weekend at some of my favourite boutiques!!
One big jumble sale...
Arcadia Boutique: NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale THIS WEEKEND!
Is this odd? Let me know your thoughts!
Dinner should be an event. Better yet, it should be an unsanctioned Winter Olympics event, which is now possible, thanks to the guys behind all your favorite booze houses (Public-, City Tap-, Field-), who've turned the former Tweed space into Pennsylvania 6, where they're serving up succulent marrow...
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens May 4 The Franklin Institute!
The Franklin Institute - SPY: The Secret World of Espionage - May 4 - Oct 6, 2013
In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day—one secret at a time. Featuring over 200 historical artifacts and the stories they have to tell—including a collapsible motorbike, a two-man submer...
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole.
Go on a whirlwind voyage through space and time in this futuristic re-imagining of a Greek myth, featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by physicist Brian Greene and Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang & a film created and directed by Al + Al. Icarus is great for all ages and will be performed by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
The Kimmel Center, Wed Apr 24!
Dining Out For Life is this Thursday, April 25th.
Here's a complete list of restaurants!
Participating Restaurants | Philadelphia & Delaware Valley | Dine Out, Fight AIDS
These local businesses have signed up to support Dining Out for Life. Remember to support these amazing restaurants on April 25th, 2013. They truly make a difference in your community!New this year:
The ultimate spring outdoor dining guide brought to you by ZAGAT!
Did you know that East Passyunk Avenue has been named one of the 10 Best Food Streets in America?
Now, can you pronounce the name of this street? It took me some time before I mastered it...
East Passyunk Avenue Praised by Food & Wine, Responds with a Party
East Passyunk Avenue has been named one of the "10 Best Foodie Streets in America" in the May 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine. The story praises East Passyunk's thriving scene with special m...
April showers bring cherry blossom flowers!
Join the festivities today for The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, kick off is 11am. It's stopped raining & even though it's a little cooler, the sun is shining. A perfect Saturday to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
This spring, on April 14 and 21, the Morris Arboretum will once again host its annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, in partnership with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.
Please join BUS STOP Boutique tonight 6-9pm to celebrate their 6th anniversary & to help raise funds for the "Friends of 4th Street Fund" for victims of the Jack B Fabrics fire on historic Fabric Row!
Tons of brilliant raffle prizes, donated by local businesses!
Bus Stop Boutique | PW Style
Just a few weeks ago, I made my way down Fourth St. for its Fourth Friday festivities and remarked to my friend how lively the neighborhood has grown over the past year.
Who doesn't love brunch?
Here are the best brunch spots in Philly brought to you by Food Network's CityEats!
Have you eaten at El Vez yet?
Well, what are you waiting for, it may be one of the most fun restaurants in town, great any time of day!!
Where We're Eating: El Vez May Be the Most Fun Restaurant in Town
Because I was tired of hearing overeducated food types in Philadelphia talk a ton of smack about Stephen Starr’s always-packed Mexican joint El Vez, I decided to put the restaurant to the test with...
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