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Philadelphia has a ton of shopping.  The best part of the city (and of Pennsylvania as a whole) is that there is no sales tax on clothing (makes for some great deals compared to New York or San Francisco). Everything else is taxed at 7% in Philly and 6% outside of Philly in Pennsylvania.  Over the bridge in New Jersey, the sales tax is 7% on everything (including clothing).



Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street from 20th Street to 13th Street includes many shops including Sephora, J. Crew, H&M, Boyd's and a few small furniture stores.
Chestnut Street (13th - 20th)


Walnut Street
Often referred to as the city's premier shopping district, Walnut Street between 18th and Broad (Rittenhouse Row) hosts many upscale stores including Burberry, Tiffany, and Coach.  In addition to shops, there are many restaurants in these few blocks including the world-renowned Le Bec Fin!
Walnut Street (Broad - 18th)


Macy's Downtown
Macy's in Center City opened in 2006 in the former
John Wanamaker building.  The store boasts many landmarks, but the undisputed highlight is its "Great Pipe Organ." Originally erected in 1904, the organ is one of the world's largest.  Macy's Grand Court is the ideal location for it, offering exceptional acoustics to the organ's incredibly dynamic sound. 
1300 Market Street


Antique Row
Just six blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, antique-lovers can hunt for treasures in the shops along Pine Street (from 10th to 18th). It has long been a favorite spot to search for antique books, stained glass and furniture, much of it museum quality.
Pine Street (10th-18th)


Outside Philadelphia


King of Prussia Mall
Known as the biggest mall in the country besides The Great Mall in Minnesota (and is actually bigger than The Great Mall if you exclude the roller coaster!), the King of Prussia Mall boasts over 400 restaurants and stores.  Almost every store you can imagine is here from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, to Crate and Barrel and Costco.


Cherry Hill Mall
Cherry Hill Mall is a great alternative to King of Prussia when you want something a little less overwhelming.  Unlike King of Prussia, Cherry Hill has the only Container Store in the area.  Located just over the bridge from Philadelphia, it takes about 15 minutes to get there.  In addition to the mall itself, there are several other smaller malls in the area with many stores including Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Home Goods.  However, remember to fill up your gas tank in New Jersey (MUCH less expensive than Pennsylvania and your gas gets pumped for you) and bring your dollars for the $4 bridge toll when you come home!


Suburban Square

A beautifully landscaped outdoor mall, Surburban Square is small, but has many of the major chain stores including Williams Sonoma, Macy's, and the closet Apple store around!  Only about 20 minutes from Philadelphia out Lancaster.



Located Southwest of Philadelphia on Baltimore Pike, Springfield has many shops including Babies R' Us, Target, Pier 1,and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  In addition, the Springfield Mall ( is only a few blocks further and has Macy's, Stride Rite, Gymboree, and much more!