Top Spots For Outstanding Outlet Shopping In Center City

Score high-end clothes and accessories for a song in Philly...

That designer bag you’ve been eyeing in the window doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg — not in Philly, at least.

Over the last year or so, more than a handful of designer discount shops and outlet stores have opened in Philadelphia to make luxury shopping, well, less of a luxury.

As Philly’s shopping scene continues to expand, independent selections like Addiction Boutique are cropping up alongside discount designer behemoths like Nordstrom Rack in Center City and surrounding neighborhoods.

Explore these old favorites and fresh finds for retail deals during your next Philly shopping trip.

Century 21

Century 21Photo by M. Derricote For Visit Philadelphia

A tri state-area gem, Century 21 opened in October of 2014 and was the first new, more upscale store to set up shop at the now under-construction Gallery at Market East — soon to be the Philadelphia Fashion Outlets (more on that below). Housed in the historic Strawbridge’s building, Century 21 offers designer duds at High Street prices. Head there for everything from a Nicole Miller gown to Lacoste pillows.

Century 21

When:Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where:Century 21 Department Store, 821 Market Street

www.c21stores.com

Nordstrom Rack

The building that once housed Daffy’s, a longstanding designer discount store on Chestnut Street, has been reincarnated as Nordstrom Rack. The outlet version of the high-end department store has three floors featuring accessories, womenswear, menswear, children’s clothes and, of course, shoes.

Nordstrom Rack

When:Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Nordstrom Rack Chestnut Street, 1700 Chestnut Street

www.nordstrom.com

Bloomingdale’s Outlet

The Shops at Liberty Place got a new resident at the end of last year when they welcomed the Bloomingdale’s Outlet. The second-floor space features items that can be found in-store as well as outlet-only picks, all at up to 70 percent off retail price.

Bloomingdale’s Outlet

When:Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Bloomingdale's Outlet, 1625 Chestnut Street

www.bloomingdales.com

2nd Time Around

A national consignment shop, this isn’t your average second hand store. 2nd Time Around on Chestnut Street features lightly worn and consigned designer pieces at well below retail prices. Head in for things like a Louis Vuitton bags, name-brand clothes and accessories. Plus, you can consign your own name brand pieces for cash back.

2nd Time Around

When:Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Where:1728 Chestnut Street

www.2ndtimearound.com

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Tucked on Antiques Row, Je Ne Sais Quoi feels right at home in Washington Square West with a chic, minimalist store design and a curated selection of luxury brands like Maison Martin Margiela and Alexander Wang. Tip: Pre-shop the boutique on Instagram.

Je Ne Sais Quoi

When:12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily
Where:je ne sais quoi, 1014 Pine Street

www.jnsq215.com/

Buffalo Exchange

Another buy-back location on Chestnut Street, Buffalo Exchange only features the trendiest in recycled fashion, including men's and women's clothes, shoes and accessories. Shoppers can find up-to-date streetwear brands and sell back gently used second-hand gear for money or trade.

Buffalo Exchange

When:Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where:Buffalo Exchange, 1713 Chestnut Street

www.buffaloexchange.com

Addiction Studios

Designer labels fill the floor at Addiction Studios, an upscale consignment boutique. Guests can shop brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga and more.

Addiction Studios

When:Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Where:Addiction Designer Consignment Boutique, 1024 Pine Street

www.addictionstudios.com

Banana Republic Factory Store

At about 40 to 70 percent off, this Rittenhouse Square outlet features stylish wardrobe staples, the workwear pieces Banana Republic is known for.

Banana Republic Factory Store

When:Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Banana Republic, 1911 Chestnut Street

www.bananarepublic.com

Gap Outlet

Directly across the street from the Banana Republic Factory Store is a massive Gap Outlet. It features cool pieces like Gap’s trademark denim and comfy basics, at discounted prices.

Gap Outlet

When:Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Gap Outlet, 1912 Chestnut Street #18

www.gap.com

Coming Soon: Philadelphia Fashion Outlets at Market East

Philadelphia Fashion Outlets at Market EastRendering courtesy Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust)

A multi-million dollar project will turn the city’s former Gallery shopping mall into a brand-new shopping experience. Renderings depict modern a three-floor shopping mall and is expected to house designer stores like Calvin Klein and Coach.

Coming Soon: Philadelphia Fashion Outlets at Market East

When:Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Fashion Outlets at Market East

www.fashionoutletsphiladelphia.com

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