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Shopping in Phialdelphia's Old City

The small enclave of old city sits where William Penn founded his original Quaker settlement. It was here, they say, that Ben Franklin tied a key to a kite and Betsy Ross crafted the first American flag. And it is here, just blocks from Independence Hall, that avant-garde clothiers and dealers in Modernist housewares have now set up shop, drawing design and fashion devotees to cobbled streets lined with Colonial residences and 19th-century warehouses. Read the article

Destinations: Philadelphia

Themes: Shopping

Hotels (1)

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    Sheraton Society Hill

    A four-story brick building on a quiet, cobblestone street, the 364-room Sheraton Society Hill is located in one of Philadelphia's most historic ar

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    Fork

    Located in Old City, this New American restaurant specializes in fresh seasonal cuisine, much of it sourced from local farms near Philadelphia. Han

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    The Continental

    At this restored 1960's stainless-steel-clad diner in the Old City, patrons sit in vintage vinyl booths under lamps fashioned like cocktail olives,

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    Vagabond

    Cutting-edge women’s boutique that helped jumpstart Old City’s fashion renaissance.

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    Third Street Habit

    This Old City clothes and accessories boutique stocks vintage and designer pieces from foreign labels, as well as up-and-coming domestic brands. Op

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    Reform Vintage Modern

     A favorite professional dealers’ source for Midcentury furniture.

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    Deep Sleep

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    Menswear shop with the latest street styles.

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    Bruges Home

    Two-story design studio carrying everything from coffee-table books to club chairs.

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