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Top shopping destinations in the United States

Katarina Kovacevic is a freelance travel writer specializing in hotels and resorts. She's the author of The Food Lovers' Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale and founder/editor of Style Jaunt, a blog about fashionable travel. Her work has appea...

5 Retail-friendly cities to visit

New York City is the fashion industry capital of the country, but these destinations are fierce competitors when it comes to retail therapy. We give you the inside scoop on the best cities for shopping in the United States.

5 Retail-friendly cities to visit

Topstich is anindependently owned boutique worth a visit in Philadelphia's Old City.


Two words: tax-free. Yes, the City of Brotherly Love knows how to treat a fashionista right. In the spirit of Philly, the highlight here is the city's string of independently operated shops. Some of the best are in the Second and Third Street corridors between Old City and Northern Liberties, where a once-sketchy neighborhood has been spruced up with high-rise condos and boutiques like Denim Society and Sugarcube. Owned by an ex-Urban Outfitters employee, Sugarcube sells pieces from Steven Alan, Saja and other arty designers. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia CVB.

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