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Round One Continued: East Passyunk v. Northern Liberties

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Neighborhood Style Showdown, our quest to determine the Philly region's most stylish neighborhood.

Image credit: J. Fusco for GPTMC

In one corner we have East Passyunk. Here, the boutique scene is a mix of craft/DIY (Nice Things Handmade, Occasionette) and vintage (1600 Below, Era Atomica). The style is casual—you wouldn't wear designer clothes for a pit-stop at the Royal Tavern—but Metro Men's Clothing makes the t-shirt-and-jeans set look good in labels like Fred Perry, Scotch & Soda, and Penguin.

Facing off against the above is Northern Liberties, which also has its fair share of hipster-friendly restaurants and vintage stores. No doubt, you can do some pretty-people watching at Arcadia, Duke & Winston, Concrete Polish, or The Piazza—but do the locals dress better than their competition in South Philly?

Poll results


1825 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Visit Website

Era Atomica

1726 E Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (215) 551-2345 Visit Website

1600 Below Vintage

1600 E Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (267) 974-8801 Visit Website