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Shop for Holiday Party Dresses at These 11 Stores

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Dresses at Old City's Kaleidoscope

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Because the holiday season is the only time of year that doesn't put a limit on sparkle and shine, we say go all out. These 11 Philly-area stores stock the glitzy, glittery frocks that make the holiday party circuit bright, plus more subdued dresses for those who prefer to keep the fireworks in the NYE evening sky.


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1. Anthropologie

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1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-2114
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Head to the basement of Anthro's Philly flagship to scope out holiday party dresses at a discount. [Image credit: Anthropologie]

2. Aoki Boutique

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115 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-2024
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This hip cool girls' club carries dresses that are feminine without being frou-frou. [Image credit: Aoki/Facebook]

3. Arcadia Boutique

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819 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 667-8099
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Shop this NoLibs staple for fun frocks that you'll be able to wear well past the holiday season. [Image credit: Arcadia]

4. The Geisha House

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149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 886-8110
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This Old City women's boutique is known for stocking labels not found elsewhere in the area. Dresses are trendy and flirty, and some are downright daring. [Image credit: The Geisha House/Facebook]

5. Kaleidoscope Boutique

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151 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(888) 796-8144
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If you're looking to make an entrance, a fashion-forward mini dress by Mandalay won't disappoint.

6. Knit Wit

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1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-4760
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Hit up Knit Wit and its sister store, Plage Tahiti, for dresses from designers like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim. [Image credit: Knit Wit]

7. Paula Hian Designs

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106 Gay St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 487-2762
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A fashion designer with a showroom in Manayunk, Paula Hian creates Parisian-inspired frocks out of luxurious fabrics. [Image credit: Paula Hian]

8. Piper Boutique

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140 S 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 233-6516
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For shoppers seeking a little (or a lot) of sparkle, Piper has you covered with embellished party dresses and statement accessories galore. [Image credit: Piper Boutique/Facebook]

9. Smak Parlour

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219 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-4551
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Count on Smak Parlour for trendy holiday dresses that won't do too much damage to your bank account. [Image credit: Smak Parlour/Facebook]

10. Sorella

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23 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Located in Media, Sorella outfits women of all age groups in dresses for a variety of occasions. [Image credit: Sorella]

11. South Moon Under

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1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-2298
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Dresses by French Connection, Free People, Greylin, and many more occupy the racks at this Chestnut Street boutique, which also has a location in Wayne. [Image credit: South Moon Under]

1. Anthropologie

1801 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Head to the basement of Anthro's Philly flagship to scope out holiday party dresses at a discount. [Image credit: Anthropologie]
1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Aoki Boutique

115 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This hip cool girls' club carries dresses that are feminine without being frou-frou. [Image credit: Aoki/Facebook]
115 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Arcadia Boutique

819 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Shop this NoLibs staple for fun frocks that you'll be able to wear well past the holiday season. [Image credit: Arcadia]
819 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

4. The Geisha House

149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
This Old City women's boutique is known for stocking labels not found elsewhere in the area. Dresses are trendy and flirty, and some are downright daring. [Image credit: The Geisha House/Facebook]
149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5. Kaleidoscope Boutique

151 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you're looking to make an entrance, a fashion-forward mini dress by Mandalay won't disappoint.
151 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Knit Wit

1729 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hit up Knit Wit and its sister store, Plage Tahiti, for dresses from designers like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim. [Image credit: Knit Wit]
1729 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Paula Hian Designs

106 Gay St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
A fashion designer with a showroom in Manayunk, Paula Hian creates Parisian-inspired frocks out of luxurious fabrics. [Image credit: Paula Hian]
106 Gay St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

8. Piper Boutique

140 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
For shoppers seeking a little (or a lot) of sparkle, Piper has you covered with embellished party dresses and statement accessories galore. [Image credit: Piper Boutique/Facebook]
140 S 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

9. Smak Parlour

219 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Count on Smak Parlour for trendy holiday dresses that won't do too much damage to your bank account. [Image credit: Smak Parlour/Facebook]
219 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Sorella

23 East State Street, Media, PA 19063
Located in Media, Sorella outfits women of all age groups in dresses for a variety of occasions. [Image credit: Sorella]
23 East State Street
Media, PA 19063

11. South Moon Under

1731 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dresses by French Connection, Free People, Greylin, and many more occupy the racks at this Chestnut Street boutique, which also has a location in Wayne. [Image credit: South Moon Under]
1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103