With the arrival of summer, many people take a look at their apparel choices and despair that they have nothing to wear. Of course, fashions change along with the weather. To upgrade summer wardrobes, take advantage of Philadelphia’s extensive list of retail clothing stores. For the best in fashion, it’s hard to beat what Philadelphia has to offer the savvy consumer.

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Duke & Winston
633 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 639-5594

Let’s face it: the choices for men’s summer fashions are often slim. However, this is not the case at Duke & Winston, a casual-style men’s clothing store. The store features a “Churchillian blend of sophistication and cool.” The men’s clothing store offers a variety of stylish polo shirts for men and also has a great line of beach t-shirts, shorts and other summer clothing favorites, including a variety of accessories.

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Sa Va
1700 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(866) 960-9800

Sa Va, located in the Old City adjacent to the garment center, features the latest fashion designs for women. About 90 percent of the clothing carried is manufactured using green textiles. Featuring a variety of tops and camis as well as pants and dresses, the store also features a full line of accessories. From jewelry to hats to bags, Sa Va offers some excellent choices for summer.

124 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-0825

Founded in 2004, Sugarcube offers classic designs with a modern spin. Featuring a private label that represents fashions by independent designers, the shop is a six-time winner of the “Best of Philly” award, in addition to other prestigious honors. The shop offers a Sugarcube Select line of its own brand-name clothing for both men and women, too. Inspired by American and international fashions, the store also offers a line of unique accessories.

45 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 985-3161

Adresse is a unique women’s fashion boutique featuring the latest styles from Lela Rose, The Row, Peter Som, MIH, Chloe and more. From shoes and boots to the latest tops, pants, dresses, skirts and more, the store specializes in top-of-the-line women’s fashions. Founded more than 10 years ago, the store also offers a full line of accessories.

Third Street Habit
153 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-5455

A women’s clothing boutique, Third Street Habit has been named one of the Top 10 Boutiques in the United States by Lucky Magazine. It features a large selection of denim clothing, such as jeans, vests, jackets and more. Founded in 2004, it carries favorite designer brands. In addition to contemporary designs, it also offers a line of retooled vintage clothing. A full line of accessories are also available.

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