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Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In Philadelphia

Perhaps you'll be meeting the future in-laws over a turkey dinner, attending a holiday ball or getting ready for the office Christmas party. Whatever the occasion, these top spots are great for finding the perfect holiday party outfit and accessories. Our top picks include shops that are unique to the area and offer up the right blend of style and affordable pricing. Whether you feel the need to dress to the nines or you want to make a statement in more casual attire, check out these top spots for finding that next holiday outfit.

Boyds Philadelphia
1818 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-9000

Well-dressed men in the City of Brotherly Love know that Boyds is the go-to spot for men's designer fashions and party wear. Staffed with knowledgeable consultants and fashion coordinators, Boyds has it all, from Armani and Halston to DKNY. Got the suit covered but need to set it off? Boyds will help you get off on the right foot this holiday season with a dapper new pair of shoes. Both men and women who shop at Boyds enjoy a boutique experience that, while inspiring, does not overwhelm or intimidate.

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Buffalo Exchange
1713 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-9850

Buffalo Exchange is well-known in Philadelphia for its well-stocked shelves and fashion-forward approach. Many of the items stocked at the store are vintage or are being re-purposed and sold on consignment. Whether you need to shine in style for the company office party or are going for that dapper look for this year's holiday photo, Buffalo Exchange can handle it. The best part of shopping at this trendy fashion hot-spot is the sticker shock (or lack thereof). Simply put, Buffalo Exchange won't break the bank.

Joan Shepp
1811 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-2666

No list of boutiques and shops for Philly's fashion-conscious is complete without a spot for Joan Shepp. The shop, owned by Joan and her daughter, is a favorite go-to for many Philly-area residents, including fashion-savvy wedding and events planner Renee Patrone of Events by Renee. Renee confesses that she has been known to get carried away by Joan's collections of designer clothing, accessories and shoes, and there are some days she dreams of purchasing the entire store. Voted one of Philly's Fashion Icons, Joan Shepp Boutique has mastered the process of matching clients with the perfect ensemble or cocktail dress. 

Nicole Miller
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 546-5007

Some formal holiday affairs, recommends Patrone, call for more festive cocktail dresses. In those situations, she adds, Nicole Miller has you covered. Sophistication and attitude define her designs, and coupled with a sense of fun and whimsy, Miller's designs are a shoe-in for hit status. In addition to the shop on South Broad at the Bellevue, Nicole Miller is also housed in Manayunk, where shoppers can peruse the displays for stylish clothing and footwear along with eye-catching jewelry.

Sazz Vintage Clothing
60 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, 19106
(215) 923-7299

Sazz is the ultimate in vintage resale clothing items. Sorted by style, design, sparkle or era, Sazz has the sytem down pat. While the stock turns over quickly, shoppers can be assured that they will find an assortment of clothing, shoes, gowns and accessories. While known for being trendy, Sazz is, nonetheless, grounded in an effort to provide quality product with excellent customer service. And we can't forget that all-important holiday clothing item -- the ugly sweater. Sazz not only has them but is proud to be known in the City of Brotherly Love as the place to find your next ugly sweater, and even goes so far as to say as much with a sign displayed prominently in its storefront window.

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Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. She earned a masters degree in recreation administration from George Williams College and managed programs in the Midwest, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania. Her work can be found on

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