How to Experience Philadelphia Fashion Week in Style
Fashion Week returns to Philadelphia on September 23, and as always, it’s bringing a serious dose of style to the already-fashionable Pennsylvania capital — we’re not just talking runway shows, but a trend-themed show and a dedicated streetwear show, along with a glam opening-night soirée. Celebrate the occasion with meals from stylish restaurants, drinks from stylish bars, and, of course, all-new ensembles from stylish boutiques and shopping centers.
Dine in style
In the last few years, Philadelphia dining has received a slew of James Beard Awards and was named the Best Food City on the East Coast by “Travel + Leisure,” and it’s not just the cuisine that has earned rave reviews from discerning dining critics. At venues like Walnut Street Café, Root, CHeU Noodle Bar, and Bing Bing Dim Sum, you’ll find equally destination-worthy design that has been praised by “Wallpaper*” magazine. Pick from a full list of stylish new venues on Eater’s Philadelphia Heatmap, which is updated every month.
Drink in style
Spots such as Graffiti Bar and Friday Saturday Sunday have put Philadelphia’s bar scene on the map, right alongside the restaurants. Hydrate yourself in style as you sip a frozen daiquiri at Sunset Social; sample a glass of red, white, pink, or even amber wine at Bloomsday Cafe; or pick a different destination from Eater’s separate heatmap just for bars.
Compile your perfect outfit
Philly’s Center City is known as a fashion hub, with boutiques, outlets, retail events, and an all-new Fashion District, opening September 19. Purchase your dream Fashion Week wardrobe at venues such as Century 21 and Gabriela Guaracao’s Americae, along with Joan Shepp, Boyd’s, and other boutiques. The city levies no sales tax on apparel or shoes, so you’re basically getting a 4% discount on your stylish new digs.
If you plan on visiting the city for Fashion Week, you’ll need accommodations as stylish as the latest designer collections. Check out exclusive offers from The Rittenhouse and find your designer-approved hideaway.