1801 Walnut St., 215/568-2114,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
This wildly successful national chain began right here in Philly, founded by the same clothiers behind the even better-known Urban Outfitters. The more sophisticated, higher-quality and pricier big sister to Urban, Anthropologie is a fusion of French country and Indian Bazaar–inspired, sophisticated high-end women’s wear…or something like that.
It’s basically filled with pretty, feminine well-made clothes and accessories. Home goods fill the lower level of the three-story historic Rittenhouse Square mansion, a building that epitomizes the lifestyle of many of its well-to-do patrons.
Be prepared to shell out big bucks for embellished cotton sundresses in the summer and cozy, intricately detailed woolens in the frostier months.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition