Best Boutiques to Shop Online During COVID-19

By Magdalena Becker | March 25, 2020 | Style & Beauty

Philadelphians may be hunkered down at home but there are plenty of reasons to shop local online. Here, a list of our favorite Philly retailers and what they are doing to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

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KIN Boutique

In light of current events, owner Joey Clark is helping Philly’s fashionistas stay on-trend with curbside pick-up, personal delivery and free shipping. Keep an eye out on the boutique’s Instagram stories for some style eye candy—every sale made donates 10% to Philabundance. 1014 Pine St., 215.309.3870, shop-kin.com

NINObrand

Owner Bela Shehu’s cool-girl vibe is prevalent throughout all of her NINObrand pieces—our favorite is the Liam double-breasted black dress ($620). While you can’t schedule a personal styling appointment or stop into the Rittenhouse brick-and-mortar, Shehu is offering a special sale for all things stylish: Buy a $1,000 gift card for only $500 and get your closet ready for your post-social distancing debut. 333 S. 20th St., 267.761.9388, ninobrand.com

DFTI

From blue palm-patterned skirts to woven sandals, DFTI is stocked with all of your summer essentials. New favorites include the Waikiki Romper ($65) and Jalapeno Jumpsuit ($70), along with a plethora of sunning hats to keep you shaded. The boutique stocks new items weekly both in-store and online, so you’ll never see the same piece twice. 2032 Chestnut St., 267.758.6790, dftiboutique.com

LAGOS

LAGOS caviar pieces are the perfect complement to any occasion—even working from home. Browse the website and add a bit of sparkle to your new daily routine, whether it be from the classic collection or new blue and gold accessories; or stock up on layer-worthy essentials for the warmer months. 1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770, lagos.com

Tesoro Design

Founder and owner Brit Reed is dedicated to doing whatever she can to assist those in need. Along with sewing face masks and creating make-your-own leather kits—homemade drink Koozie, anyone?—Reed plans on providing food to healthcare workers for every $200 spent on Tesoro’s website. 1533 South St., 484.237.8106, tesoro.design

Nicole Miller

Mary Dougherty’s Nicole Miller Manayunk boutique holds a special place in the hearts of many Philly notables. The brand is supporting the local North Light Community Center, which is providing food to families, by donating 10% of sales to the platform. 4249 Main St., 215.930.0307, nicolemiller.com

T Tribe

Starting next week, sustainably luxe brand T Tribe is releasing limited-edition bandanna scarves and wraps—donating 15% of sales to Philabundance, a Philadelphia hunger-relief organization working in response to COVID-19. Founder and designer Tamar Odaya Maoz welcomes shoppers to peruse her Vintage Magic collections and original T Tribe pieces with 25% off the entire website. 2120 Walnut St., 215.583.1733, ttribe.shop

Boyds Philadelphia

You can still shop ‘till you drop at Boyds with their “give back” initiative. The family retailer is donating 10% of all sales to Jefferson’s COVID-19 Better Together Fund, which provides resources to employees and students on the frontlines of the pandemic. Customers will also receive 10% off their online order and gift card purchases, as well as complimentary shipping and returns. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000, boydsphila.com

Bus Stop Boutique

Under its exclusive brand BUS STOP X, Bus Stop Boutique designs stunning footwear collections handmade exclusively in Philadelphia. While the boutique itself is temporarily closed, shoppers can still scoop up cool kicks on their website. If you want to wait to buy a new pair of shoes in-person, look to the e-gift card option—all purchases will help to cover employee payroll expenses. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357, busstopboutique.com

M Concept

Ethan Nguyen's South Street boutique knows what it means to do good: In fact, it's their mission as 5% of the store's annual profits are donated towards those fighting for children's rights, hunger relief and more. Spreading the same positive vibes, the boutique is turning their in-house jewelry bar, CharmLab, into an online experience. Design your own piece of jewelry over FaceTime or text, or make one for a friend. 1540 South St., 215.839.9154, mconceptshop.com



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