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Philly Summer Survival Essentials

Summer is in full swing, and stores all over town have everything you need to look your best from head to toe.

Make the most of Philadelphia’s sunny days and warm nights. Whether you’re heading to exciting summer festivals and events, touring museums or exploring new neighborhoods, we’ve got everything you need to look your best from head to toe.


Haute Hats

Starting at the top, Hats in the Belfry's (633 South St., Phila., 215.922.0303) massive inventory includes everything from fedoras to floppy beach hats. For trendy headpieces that keep the sun at bay, check out Anthropologie (1801 Walnut St., Phila., 215.568.2114), which stocks a variety of hats adorned with sashes, bows and other feminine touches.


Summer Specs

EYEsite (124 S. 19th St., Phila., 215.557.0757) in Rittenhouse Square elevates the process of buying sunglasses to an art form, showcasing high-end and vintage products. For hipster-worthy frames from brands like Drift Eyewear and Retrospecs, Modern Eye operates outposts in Midtown Village (145 S. 13th St., Phila., 215.922.3300) and University City (3419 Walnut St., Phila., 215.386.5953).

Modern Eye
Find these sunglasses from the Oliver Goldsmith Icon collection at Modern Eye. (©Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses)

Serious Skincare

Before hitting the city sidewalks, make sure your skin is protected with sunblock from Beans Beauty (1733 Chestnut St., Phila., 215.567.1518; 4405 Main St., Manayunk, 215.487.3333), which carries SPF-infused lines from Murad, Bliss, Dermalogica and Ahava. Kiehl's at The Shop at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St., Phila., 215.636.9936) offers its own line of sun care products in lotion and spray forms, formulated for specific skin types and lifestyles.


Fancy Footwear

Show off your summer pedi in stylish sandals from Bus Stop Boutique (727 S. 4th St., Phila., 215.627.2357) on Fabric Row, which carries a wide selection of international brands not found elsewhere in the city. Check out Camper (1734 Chestnut St., Phila., 215.751.2746) in Rittenhouse Square for sturdy sandals perfect for men, women and children who plan to spend time walking the city.

For city-chic, sturdy sandals, head to Camper. (Courtesy Camper)

Trendy Totes

Stay on the go with a colorful straw beach bag or a nautical-themed canvas tote from Tselaine (1927 Walnut St., Phila., 215.301.4752). Or show your love for Philly with a bag from Open House (107 S. 13th St., Phila., 215.922.1415), which sells a variety of styles that celebrate the City of Brotherly Love.