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Top Places For Discount Winter Fashions

November 13, 2012 7:00 AM

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This winter is supposed to be a brisk one, and Philadelphia residents need a way to stay warm and fashionable in the cold. Luckily, this area is packed full of boutiques and stores that carry both mainstream and unique brands that are perfect for any shopping budget.
Laila Rowe
1710 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 324- 5723
www.lailarowe.com

Laila Rowe is a fashionable discount store for ladies who want to be stylish on a budget this winter season. The chain store carries fur shawls, jackets, scarves, boots, sweaters and other apparel, and most items are less than $40. Stylish fur shawls and scarves range $20 to $30, but expect one season of use out of most purchases here as the focus is fashion, not longevity.

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Kembrel
1219 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA
(866) 219- 2196
www.kembrel.com

Kembrel is a unique store that carries brands from local and independents designers and was started by college students who wanted to offer something different to customers. Peruse stylish and fashion-forward items, and appreciate that nothing in the store costs more than $150. This spot offers stylish booties for men and women to stay warm this winter season as well as scarves, clothing and other fashionable cold weather apparel available at discount prices. The inventory changes constantly, so shop here often, and don’t count on the online shop to be 100-percent accurate, especially over the holidays.

Moda Shoe & Pants Co.
1523 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 568- 2337

Moda is a discount women’s clothing store located in the heart of Center City. It offers sweaters, boots, booties, handbags, pants, coats, hats and scarves at discounted prices. Prices on clothing and shoes begin at $5 and go up to $40, but shoes are the big deal here. The selection is surprisingly broad for a second-hand store, just know you’re shopping price tags, not incredibly high-quality clothing. Grab any member of the super-sweet staff here to find the perfect winter-weather outfit for everything from the club to grandma’s house.

Buffalo Exchange
1713 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557- 9850
www.buffaloexchange.com

Buffalo Exchange is a used clothing and vintage store offering great finds for the fashion seeker. This winter, snag coats, boots, scarves, and even furs to keep warm and fashionable. The prices range from $5 to $75 on average, and the store also carries unique designer pieces for a higher price point (you should typically count on paying the bulk of the original price for these goodies). Men and women who are into well-kept vintage clothing and styles may easily stay on budget at Buffalo Exchange.

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South Moon Under
1731 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563- 2298
www.southmoonunder.com

South Moon Under promise stylish fashion perfection this winter. From colored denim to the cutest sweaters this side of the city, this shop has you covered. Don’t miss out on this season’s most adorable hats, gloves, scarves, leggings and tights that are perfect for finishing off any outfit. Keep those lips from chapping with eight shades of Stila All Bright Glaze, and grab some Ray-Bans to keep those harsh winter rays away.

Janet Todd is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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