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10 of Philly's Top Shopping Spots for Bags and Handbags

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When it comes to schlepping around your keys, wallet, phone, water bottle, and laptop all day, one thing becomes perfectly clear: Not all bags are created equal. These 10 Philly stores have the handbags, totes, satchels, and purses you need to keep your sh*t together, whether you're into designer labels or something more utilitarian.


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1. Adresse

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45 2nd Street
Philadelphia, NJ
Looking for Proenza Schouler's coveted PS1 Large Leather? You'll find it at Adresse. [Image credit: Adresse/Facebook]

2. Barneys New York, Philadelphia

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1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5333
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Barneys Co-op —excuse us ... Barneys New York— is home to bags from Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Marc Jacobs. [Image credit: Barneys]

3. Boyds

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1818 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 564-9000
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Bring your bank roll to Boyds for handbags from Givenchy, Chloe, Lanvin, and more. [Image credit: Boyds/Facebook]

4. Fabric Horse

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1737 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 995-1026
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Revered by bicyclists, South Philly's Fabric Horse creates handmade, durable utility belts, fancy fannies, bags, backpacks, and more. [Image credit: Fabric Horse]

5. Mushmina

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1540 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 732-5500
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Shoppers with a conscience can expect fair-trade bags at this South Street boutique. [Image credit: Mushmina]

6. Tselaine

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20th & Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 301-4752
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Vegan leather handbags from Melie Bianco and Big Buddha are the bread and butter at this corner accessories boutique. [Image credit: Tselaine/Facebook]

7. United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier

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144 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(800) 779-0240
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Newly opened in Old City, UBB offers utilitarian, unisex bags, laptop cases, and duffels. Nota bene: For every product sold, the company removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.[Image credit: United By Blue/Facebook]

8. R.E. Load Bags

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608 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 625-2987
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Specializing in custom messenger bags, RELoad creates bicycle-friendly accessories, all of which are handmade in the label's NoLibs studio. [Image credit: RELoad]

9. Third Street Habit

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153 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-5455
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Third Street Habit is the place to go for effortlessly cool handbags from under-the-radar labels, like Foley + Corinna, Remi and Reid, Stela 9, and Jas M.B.[Image credit: Third Street Habit]

10. Vagabond

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37 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 671-0737
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Vagabond is the kind of boutique where you'll see a Rachel Comey tote displayed alongside a collection of curated vintage pocketbooks. [Image credit: Vagabond]

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1. Adresse

45 2nd Street, Philadelphia, NJ
Looking for Proenza Schouler's coveted PS1 Large Leather? You'll find it at Adresse. [Image credit: Adresse/Facebook]
45 2nd Street
Philadelphia, NJ

2. Barneys New York, Philadelphia

1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Barneys Co-op —excuse us ... Barneys New York— is home to bags from Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Marc Jacobs. [Image credit: Barneys]
1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Boyds

1818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Bring your bank roll to Boyds for handbags from Givenchy, Chloe, Lanvin, and more. [Image credit: Boyds/Facebook]
1818 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

4. Fabric Horse

1737 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Revered by bicyclists, South Philly's Fabric Horse creates handmade, durable utility belts, fancy fannies, bags, backpacks, and more. [Image credit: Fabric Horse]
1737 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA

5. Mushmina

1540 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Shoppers with a conscience can expect fair-trade bags at this South Street boutique. [Image credit: Mushmina]
1540 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

6. Tselaine

20th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Vegan leather handbags from Melie Bianco and Big Buddha are the bread and butter at this corner accessories boutique. [Image credit: Tselaine/Facebook]
20th & Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

7. United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier

144 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Newly opened in Old City, UBB offers utilitarian, unisex bags, laptop cases, and duffels. Nota bene: For every product sold, the company removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.[Image credit: United By Blue/Facebook]
144 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

8. R.E. Load Bags

608 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Specializing in custom messenger bags, RELoad creates bicycle-friendly accessories, all of which are handmade in the label's NoLibs studio. [Image credit: RELoad]
608 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

9. Third Street Habit

153 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Third Street Habit is the place to go for effortlessly cool handbags from under-the-radar labels, like Foley + Corinna, Remi and Reid, Stela 9, and Jas M.B.[Image credit: Third Street Habit]
153 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Vagabond

37 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Vagabond is the kind of boutique where you'll see a Rachel Comey tote displayed alongside a collection of curated vintage pocketbooks. [Image credit: Vagabond]
37 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106