where to shop: philadelphia

While I was in Philly I, naturally, scoped out some places to shop. The city of brotherly love is not short on stylish boutiques in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood where I stayed. You have a pick of Joan Shepp and Knit Wit if you are looking for higher end pieces. Plage Tahiti is the younger sibling of Knit Wit and has pieces that reflect this price point. If you are a sneaker head, check out UBIQ.

There is also Boyds Philadelphia, a department store with a nicely edited selection of designer women's shoes and one of the more extensive men's collections I've seen. Finally, an old standby - Anthropologie. I know, boring - right? Well, this particular Anthro is not only the flagship but it is housed in a beautiful, old mansion that was built for Sarah Drexel. The company has maintained some of the original details of the mansion, giving it a unique character that melds well with the Anthropologie aesthetic thus earning a place on the list. I snapped some details from the mansion and some of the whimsical Antrho visual merchandising.