Philadelphians have a passion for fashion. And when it comes to office attire, the City of Brotherly Love is a bit of a hot spot for stylish clothing suitable for the 9 to 5. Read on to find the best shops and boutiques to scout for designer quality office apparel in the Philadelphia area.

113 S 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 829-8830

The former Suzanne Roberts boutique is now called Emilie, but it still has the same sophisticated style and impressive mix of American and European designer collections as its predecessor, which has long been a staple on local best-of lists. The rebranded clothier features upscale pieces for work, with a list of core designer fashions from Eileen Fisher, Isda, Babette and Stella Carakasi. Seasonal sportswear separates by Before + Again, Lilla P. and Beija Flor are perfect for the office, and classic accessory pieces can also be purchased in one stop. This must-see boutique is open Monday through Saturday, with fashions for women sizes 2 through 18.

Boyds Philadelphia
1818 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-9000

A Philadelphia tradition for more than 70 years, this landmark department store is the go-to place for wardrobe conscious men and women. With a high-end inventory that includes everything from Hugo Boss to Gucci to Prada, this stunning, four-floor store is stocked with a huge selection of suiting, sportswear, leather shoes from more than 100 designers, making it one of the top-rated menswear stores in Philadelphia. Perks include custom alterations and made-to-measure tailoring from a team of on-site European tailors and personal shopping assistance (at the store or at your home or office), as well as valet parking, a rare treat for city shoppers. This store even has a staff of interpreters for guests who speak Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

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931 W. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 520-0222

New York City fashion comes to Philly, courtesy of Skirt, an upscale boutique that opened its first of three area locations in 2001. Owner Maureen Doron came up with a fabulous concept for this Main Line women’s boutique: Give all clients their own personal stylist. Doron and her staff navigate NYC for the latest trends and bring the best in couture back to Philly for you. In addition to the Bryn Mawr boutique, Skirt has locations in Rittenhouse and Stone Harbor, each boasting fashionable pieces from Diane von Furstenberg, Milly, Elizabeth and James, Theory and more.

Joan Shepp
1811 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-2666

Local fashion icon Joan Shepp first opened her shop in Rittenhouse Square in 1971, and she hasn’t stopped servicing stylish men and women in the 45 years since. With a huge array of designs available from designers that include Y-3 Men, Y-3 Women, The Row and Moschino, Shepp and her store’s experienced sales team help shoppers put together a perfect work wardrobe, no matter what the price point. This timeless boutique is known for its top-notch customer service, and longtime fans will definitely want to check out the updated Chestnut Street shop.

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Wayne Edwards Workshop
1710 Sansom St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 606-6691

This longtime men’s outfitter was established in 1970 and in recent years moved from its former Locust Street headquarters to a new Rittenhouse location. Specializing in custom suits and shirts, as well as off-the-rack sportswear, ties and sweaters, Wayne Edwards provides a unique shopping experience for the white collar customer. Brands include Drakes hand-made ties and Kiton special order shirts, while made-from-scratch suits start at $995.

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