37 N. 3rd St., 215/671-0737,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
With a near-monopoly on the boutique-and-yarn-shop theme with Topstitch, owners Mary Clark and Megan Murphy opened another successful Old City boutique in 2001. Vagabond’s large, minimalist space houses the perfect combination of fabulous vintage frocks and ultra-stylish, sleek, and contemporary designs—many from local designers.
Check out the back room for yarn, children’s clothing, accessories, housewares, and monthly art exhibits.
And don’t be fooled by the name—while your pants certainly won’t be threadbare, your pockets may be after shopping here. Clothes are definitely chic, but certainly not cheap.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition