Some say Philadelphia is nothing compared to the shopping in the fashion capital of the world, NYC. And others may argue that Philadelphia is one of the best - you just need to know where to look.
I have moved to Philadelphia a little over two years ago and have fallen in love with everything the city of brotherly love has to offer – especially the shopping! At first it was extremely difficult to find something other than the big brand name stores as I was searching for small boutiques and one-of-a-kind pieces to add to my wardrobe, while also trying to fit into my graduate school budget.
Steering you away from the Rittenhouse Square shopping frenzy, there is one boutique that seems to not only impress, but dazzle even the pickiest of shoppers. DFTI Boutique (Dress For The Image), located on 2026 Chestnut Street and owned by Ashley Taylor creates for a one-stop-shop whether you are looking for a casual daytime outfit or an elegant ball gown for a black-tie affair. I am constantly running back to address all of my last minute “I don’t have anything to wear” dilemmas, and without hesitation, I find something every single time.
I have purchased everything from tassel earrings to large floppy hats to the most adorable fall bodysuits and comfy sweaters. Whether you are looking for show-stopping sequin cocktail dresses or head-turning velvet holiday dresses to wear to your next party, DFTI should be the first stop on your list! (And will probably be your last). And the best part? Everything is under $100. Yes, you heard me correctly. Everything is under $100! Perfect for anyone on a tight budget while still wanting to cop the latest and greatest trends of the season.
Need another reason to stop by? The Pinterest inspired store greets you by non-other than the boutiques own little fashionista puppy, Mischa as you browse the racks and tables for the perfect finds. DFTI, is without a doubt my saving grace and luckily for me the store is walking distance so I never miss out on all the new weekly arrivals!
DFTI Boutique Website - Click Here
DFTI Instagram Name - @DFTIBoutique