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Joan Shepp

Bringing the runway to Philly for more than four decades

Joan Shepp

Joan Shepp is the city's trusted destination for the latest and greatest fashion. Credit: Joan Shepp


Philadelphia’s trusted source for top-line designer clothing, shoes and accessories for more than 40 years, Joan Shepp brings the runway to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

Now located in a beautiful, 9,000-square-foot space on Chestnut Street, the local concept store stocks a hand-picked selection of men’s and women’s fashions from a lengthy roster of international designers including Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten , The Row, 3.1 Phillip Lim and many more.

Adjacent to the historic Belgravia building, Joan Shepp houses haute looks in practically museum-quality displays.

After passing though an airy entryway, a sweeping staircase invites shoppers up to a mezzanine dedicated to contemporary menswear. Heading down a floating staircase to the lower level, designer shoes, accessories and apparel are showcased in a gallery-style atmosphere.

At the store’s rear, a private garden makes for an amazing secret space for future special events and runway presentations.

With this new location, the Joan Shepp boutique is now far more than merely a luxury shopping destination — it’s now been elevated to an iconic Philadelphia fashion destination.

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Originally opened by Joan Shepp in Lafayette Hill in 1971, the eponymous fashion retailer moved to Rittenhouse in 1999. After more than a decade on Walnut Street, Joan Shepp relocated to the 1800 block of Chestnut Street in the summer of 2014.

The boutique has been names one of the country’s “Style Leaders” by Harper’s Bazaar. The store consistently garners praise for providing exceptional service with a wealth of fashion knowledge and creating an intimate and personal shopping experience.

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