Philly Fashion Events: Phashion Phest Made Me Want To Shop Till I Dropped (Plus Philly Fall Shopping Tips & Trends)

If we’re really being honest with ourselves, we love fall because it is the perfect time to pumpkin spice up our closets.

This year’s 23rd annual Phashion Phest was yet another reason to love both fall and shopping in the city of brotherly love. And It was not hard to feel that way when guests were invited to enjoy this year’s exclusive fashion show at One Liberty Observation Deck. Yeah, that’s right, the runway show was located at Philly’s hottest venue, the indoor observatory on the 57th floor of a skyscraper offering 360-degree panoramas of Philadelphia at sunset no less.

Essentially several mini fashion shows rolled into one, Phashion Phest showcased upscale retailers’ newest fall collections for men and women from every neighborhood in Philadelphia. Uniqlo, Steel Pony, and Smak Parlour were just a few retailers out of the 16 + retailers in attendance. And downstairs in the Rotunda, guests mingled at the lavish cocktail reception where student fashion designs were prominently displayed at every corner of the circular space.

Phashion Phest is a celebration of everything Philly’s fashion scene has to offer and made me wish that the Bloomingdale's Outlet was open because clearly, I have a lot of ground to cover. For a full list of retailers head on over to

Here are some pictures from the event as well as a few style and shopping tips to keep in mind for your next fall shopping trip: 

1. If you want conversation starting pieces you need to visit local boutiques.  

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2. For classic pieces, go to your tried and true classic shopping spots.

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3. It’s all about tall boots this Fall.

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4. Fall fashion doesn't always mean black and grey.

5. Invest in lifetime pieces like that faux fur coat you've had your eyes on.

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6. Your nightwear should make a statement. Look for pieces that pop.

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7. For the best looks always shop local. 

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