It seems like summer just began, but the time to think about buying back-to-school fashions is at hand. Fashion trends for children, youngsters, teens and college students change more rapidly than the weather in Pennsylvania. No matter the preferred style, it’s available in one of the city’s many fine, fashionable, trendy boutiques. So beat the rush and start shopping for back-to-school fashions now.
Born Yesterday
1901 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-6556

First off, Born Yesterday wasn’t born yesterday; it’s been around for more than 30 years. All of the store’s merchandise is produced by uniquely talented crafters and designers. Born Yesterday is proud to note that many of the fashion designers are parents themselves. For newborns to two-year-olds, the store stocks shelves with well-known brands in addition to styles produced by individual artisans. It also features a full line of accessories to outfit a child’s first experience in daycare or nursery school.

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Worn Yesterday
4228 Main St.
Manayunk, PA 19127
(215) 482-3316

Worn Yesterday features fashion for toddlers through pre-teens and maternity wear for moms. All of the stock for sale in the store is used but in mint condition. Worn Yesterday offers well-known brands, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Seven, True, Catimini and others. It’s stocked from floor to ceiling, with each nook and cranny playing home to a new treasure. Items can be purchased at the store or online.

The Children’s Boutique
1702 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-2661

Family-owned for more than 40 years, The Children’s Boutique is one of the top shops for kids in Philadelphia. Stock includes clothing and accessories for children of all age groups. Featuring domestic and European clothing, The Children’s Boutique is well known for its line of sweaters. Brands available include US Angels, Levi’s, Strident Rite, Petit Bateau, Lemon, Ellas Moss, Ecco and more. Buy wholesale and retail, and visit the store or shop online.

Fashionably Ever After
2403 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-8687

“Chic” is the word commonly used when Fashionably Ever After comes up in conversation. Located in South Philadelphia, it features clothing for ages ranging from newborns to teenagers. Whether it is trendy-funky, traditional, offbeat or right-on, the store is a favorite shopping stop for back-to-school fashions in Philadelphia and has attained a national following. From shirts and socks to pants and hats, the store features the best and most sought-after fashions for girls.

Charlie’s Jeans
233 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-9681

Charlie’s Jeans provides premium-fit denim wear. In this boutique, it’s definitely not one size fits all — it’s the perfect fit for one. Stocked with denimwear for men and women, it offers a huge selection of favorite brands. Bailey 44, Joe’s Jeans, Sebastian McCall, Citizens of Humanity, Michael Stars and Splendid are some of the brands available. Prices range from $50 to $300. The store is well known for its personal service and quality items.

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