Affordable Philly: 5 Stores To Know

Dress to impress without breaking the bank. Here are five budget-friendly Philadelphia clothing stores to keep you stylin’.


Nich Boutique 

This budget-friendly women’s boutique was awarded Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine in 2014 for their trendy style. This shop is based in the Western suburbs and is chock full of on-trend fashions for under $100. Expect to see styles from BB Dakota and Toms Shoes as well as locally designed accessories.

Details: 161 Market St, Collegeville, PA

29 S High St #2, West Chester, PA


Smak Parlour 

There’s so much style in store at this 2nd & Market boutique. It’s a go-to for city fashionistas in need of a going-out outfit. There are lots of dresses in store, including designs by the owners under their label Smak Parlour, as well as tops, jumpsuits, skirts, toppers, and lots of accessories. Oh, and they have a boutique on wheels too.

Details: 219 Market St, Philadelphia, PA


Century 21 

Looking for luxe for less without leaving the city? Century 21 has you covered. It’s like a department store of high-end, high-fashion goods for a lot less. Men, women, children, baby, and home can all get styled for a steal at C21.

Details: 845, 899 Market St, Philadelphia, PA


United By Blue 

This store offers well-made clothing for both sexes. As their website reads, “For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company-organized and hosted cleanups.” So far that’s 251,470 pounds of trash that the UBB team has cleaned up. As if that’s not cool enough, you can stop by the United By Blue flagship shop to enjoy a cup of coffee. Yup, there’s a coffee shop inside, as well as the brand’s American-made apparel that’s made to last.

Details: 144 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA


Retrospect Vintage 

Thrifting more your style? If so, then be sure to add this to your list of places to shop. New items are added daily. This shop is owned and operated by the Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. The items sold are hand selected and carefully curated to be placed in the shop and profits fund the Goodwill mission of providing job training and career services to enable local residents with disabilities and disadvantages obtain work.

Details: 508 South St., Philadelphia, PA


Jessie Holeva

Jessie Holeva

A nationally-recognized style expert and contributor to various publications, Jessie is a resource to top media outlets—she's made countless TV and radio appearances. She is the founder of, a popular blog for the style conscious on a budget, which spun off into a weekly syndicated radio segment “Trend Hungry Tuesday”on NYC’s 955PLJ, helping women look and feel their best. Look for Jessie regularly on QVC as part of the LOGO by Lori Goldstein team where she represents the top growing fashion line at QVC by of one of the most sought-after stylists in the industry. Keep up with Jessie in real time on Twitter and Instagram @jessieholeva. VIEW ALL POSTS