If you have a deep wallet and a love of shopping, you’ll find paradise in the sophisticated Rittenhouse Square area. The abundance of retail opportunities is unparalleled, with unique boutiques and high-end luxury chain stores sharing Walnut and Chestnut Streets and the blocks all around.
Two urban malls, the Shops at Liberty Place and the Shops at the Bellevue, are packed with mainstream and high-end retailers respectively. In fact, all the chain staples can be found in this area, including the Gap, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Borders, Zara, H&M, Loehmann’s, and American Apparel, along with the somewhat hipper, harder-to-find chains like Puma, Lucky Jeans, and Nicole Miller, and high-end chains like Kenneth Cole, Brooks Brothers, BCBG, Tiffany, and Williams-Sonoma.
The latest major chains to call Rittenhouse home are Barney’s Co-Op and Sephora, raising the status of the Philadelphia shopping scene yet again to a level befitting one of the largest cities in the country.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition