The Shops at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad St., 215/875-8350,
HOURS: Daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed. until 8 p.m.
Luxury seeps through the gold-and-marble decor of this two-story shopping center in the heart of Center City’s Avenue of the Arts. The high-end options make sense, considering the mall is literally attached to one of the city’s finest hotels.
If your wallet is fat, this is the place for a good time. Stop at Origins for luxurious creams, lotions, and potions; at Tiffany & Co. for new jewels; Hope Chest for tasteful lingerie; and Nicole Miller for that last-minute cocktail dress.
You can also visit the mahogany wonderland of the third-largest Polo Ralph Lauren store in the world, stop at Williams-Sonoma for delectable treats and kitchenwares, or pop into Teuscher to satisfy the most decadent chocolate craving.
The lower level offers a food court and the full-service Pierre & Carlo salon and spa.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition