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With more than 900 retail locations lining the streets of Center City Philadelphia, it’s easier than ever to find the fashions that suit every style. From luxury labels and national brands to local boutiques and shopping centers, the options are endless, including opportunities for self-care and relaxation. Lavish spas and salons are perfect for pampering, while sporting clubs and fitness studios help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. No matter the need, Center City’s vibrant, walkable neighborhoods are brimming with businesses just waiting to be explored.


Show Your Pride in Center City

Our top picks for LGBTQ+ restaurants, retailers and special events throughout the Center City District.

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Retail Happenings & Events

Avenue of the Arts: Block Party 
June 29 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | The Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food and more! Enjoy high-powered entertainment on the PNC Arts Alive Stage and the PA Lottery Groove Stage from local and world-renowned artists, including Carla Gamble, Javon Newman, Verbosity, WeRRedemption, Will Ellsworth, Arato Brothers Band and more! 
South Broad Street between Walnut & Pine Streets

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Barnes & Noble: Author Events

  • Pride Panel with LGBTQ Reads | June 19 | 6 p.m. | Barnes & Noble has partnered with LQBTQ Reads, a site dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ for a wide range of readers. Authors will delve into the importance of accessible queer literature for people of all ages, as well as their own experiences as writers
  • Author Events & Kids Storytime | Ongoing | Throughout the year Barnes & Noble hosts in-store author events and kids storytimes programs. Check their website for the full schedule of events.

1708 Chestnut Street, 267.234.9790

DVINITI Skin Care: Rooftop Sip n’ Shop Wellness Workshop 
June 30 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.| Join us for some fun under the sun overlooking Center City from the rooftop sky lounge oGuests are invited to learn from a panel of local wellness experts, Make n’Take Custom DVINITI skin care blends and enjoy delicious mock tails & cocktails and shop til you drop! 
1500 Locust Street, 267.579.3611 

Joan Shepp: Sale: Save Up To 70% 
Ongoing | Joan Shepp's sale has begun with select markdowns available online. Find that great new outfit for yourself or look for a gift for someone special.
1811 Chestnut Street, 215.735.2666

L. Priori Jewelery: Summer Speaker Series 
June 26 | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | LPJ will be hosting a Summer Speaker Series exploring female entrepreneurship and settling into a niche that is true to you. Join us in listening to our speaker of the month, enjoy some light bites and drinks, and gain tools of empowerment! 
1719 Chestnut Street, 267.318.7507 

Dilworth Park: Philadelphia Marketplace 
Fridays and Saturdays now through June 29 | 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.|  A rotating lineup of local small businesses and makers pop-up weekly. Shop for jewelry, skincare, art, home goods, stationery, specialty foods and other handmade goods and gifts. Visit for the full list of vendors. 
1 S. 15th Street, 215.440.5500 

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Philadelphia Runner: Center City Group Run
Every Thursday  | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Philadelphia Runner hosts free group runs for people of all fitness levels. Meet at the Center City location.No registration required.
1711 Walnut Street, 215.972.8333

The Print Center: Spring 2024 Exhibitions | Now-July 20 | This spring the gallery presents three solo exhibitions featuring work by Nancy Hellebrand, Stephanie Santana, and Martha "Martie" Zelt, artists whose interests in image-making go hand-in-hand with their responsive uses of artistic materials.
1614 Latimer Street, 215.735.6090

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Martie Zelt, May Print, 1974, provided by The Print Center

Ulta: MAC Makeup Lessons & Applications
A MAC makeup artist leads step-by-step lessons and professional makeup applications in either 30 or 60 minute sessions. Appointments required. Call store for details.
Fashion District, 1021 Market Street, 267.214.1627

Vitamin Shoppe: 2 for $5: PRIME and Alani Nu Drink Singles 
Now through June 30 | Double down on our most refreshing energy and hydration drinks to power you forward. 
1701 Chestnut Street, 215.568.4898 

Shop & Dine

New Retailers and Restaurants Now Open in Center City

With seasonal blossoms comes new restaurants, shops, and service providers to explore in Center City! Check out 18 recently opened retailers and restaurants to visit.

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Shopping Districts

Explore downtown Philadelphia's vibrant, urban shopping experience with both national destination retailers and unique local boutiques. You'll always find what you want and something you can only get in Center City.

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