Thanks to a solid foundation of longstanding retailers and a recent influx of High Street stores and independent boutiques, the Philadelphia shopping scene feels like it has welcomed a new era.
And we’re not the only ones to notice.
The list, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers, calls out 24 of the best cities and neighborhoods all across the world for shopping and fashion including Barcelona at the top and other U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu, Portland and Austin.
Naming the expansive Reading Terminal Market and the independent shops of 3rd Street as two key retail meccas, the travel site acknowledges that this city’s shopping landscape is seriously on the rise.
Plus, we think one of the greatest reasons retail therapy feels so right in Philadelphia is that this city (along with the rest of Pennsylvania) is tax-free when it comes to clothing and shoes — all the more reason for a shopping trip to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Best Shopping Cities in the World [Condé Nast Traveler]