Press release

Shop Center City Saturday Returns for Fall 2019

Olivia Gracey, Cashman & Associates
T 215.627.1060 (o), 267.884.5803 (m)


Center City District Hosts Exclusive Shopping Promotion on September 28th

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 5, 2019)— Each fall, Center City boasts an impressive calendar of fashion shows, trunk shows and retail events spotlighting local and nationally acclaimed designers that complement the world-class dining experience found year-round throughout the city.

On September 28th, businesses in downtown Philadelphia will open their doors for a day of shopping, special promotions and VIP experiences for the second annual, Shop Center City Saturday. Shop Center City Saturday is an all-day event for shoppers to explore and discover all that Center City’s retail and dining scenes has to offer.

“In celebration of Center City’s thriving retail landscape, we have partnered with business owners to offer shoppers one-day exclusive promotions and experiences found only in Center City. We are thrilled to bring together our retail community and shine a spotlight on the Center City shopping experience.” said Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Center City District. “This season, we are also excited for the grand opening of the Fashion District which will add greatly to the revitalization of East Market Street. The combination of the Fashion District, Lits Building, East Market, Macy’s, and other assorted restaurants and retailers on East Market Street will bring even more shopping, dining, entertainment, art and culture options to Center City.”

Shop Center City Saturday promotions range from in-store happy hours to free gifts with purchase and much more. A full list of retail happenings can be found below as well as at

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, LTD: Happiest of Hours

Before/After you shop, sit and relax with a glass of wine. Enjoy Happy Hour pricing on select wines.
Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, LTD, 36 South 7th Street, 215-238-9022,

Body+Beauty Lab Powered by Jefferson Health
20% off ANY Body+Beauty Lab skincare product.
Body+Beauty Lab Powered by Jefferson Health, 834 Chestnut Street, 267-214-2789,   

Boyds Philadelphia: Boyds Made to Measure Event
Your Style. Your Fit. Personalize your wardrobe with Boyds made-to-measure experts and the world's finest designer brands. Save 10% off your MTM purchase on Sept. 28th.
Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut Street, 215-564-9000,

Carre Dartistes Art Gallery
Shop with us on Shop Center City Saturday and receive a free standard gallery frame with any painting purchase from our Philadelphia exhibition.
Carre Dartistes Art Gallery, 104 S. 13th Street, 215-732-2800,

City Winery: Special Discount- 10% off any food purchase!
City Winery is offering 10% off any food purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Limit one offer per purchase. Not valid on gift certificates, gift cards or prior purchases. No cash value. Offer subject to change without notice. See store for details, as some restrictions may apply.
City Winery, 990 Filbert Street, 215-479-7373,

Crimson Hair Studio: Gift Card Celebration Bonanza
Celebrate Crimson Owner Jen's Birthday with a gift of your own! For every $50 Crimson Gift Card purchased, get $10 for yourself! FREE SWAG: #CrimsonRocks Pocket Combs & Pens!
Crimson Hair Studio, 1710-12 Sansom Street, 215-545-7807,

Damari Savile: Shop Center City Saturday Open House
Damari Savile to offer an exclusive 15% off discount in-store on all products, along with cocktails and light bites from The Capital Grille.
Damari Savile, 709 Walnut Street, 267-270-2322,

Danny’s Midnight Confessions
Discover Danny’s Midnight Confessions with 10% off merchandise and a gift with purchase.
Danny’s Midnight Confessions, 133 S 13th Street, 215-925-5041,

DAPR Grooming Parlour: 20% off all DAPR Retail Products
Join DAPR for a complimentary beverage and receive 20% off all retail products.
DAPR Grooming Parlour, 125 S. Street 2nd Floor, 215-618-3089,

DFTI Boutique: Fall Transition Event
10% off entire store and a chance to win $100 with purchases.
DFTI Boutique, 2026 Chestnut Street, 267-758-6790,  

Duross & Langel: Open House & Candle Making
Duross & Langel will have an open house from 12 to 5pm - (shopping hours 11am to 7pm). We will be offering shoppers refreshments, special deals and the opportunity to ask Sarah and Steve about candle making while watching them create our seasonal and holiday candles.
Duross & Langel, 117 S 13th Street, 215-834-7226,

Frank Salese, Fine Diamond Specialist Association: Special Discount
This Family Store has been in business over 50 years customizing and supplying Fine quality Diamonds/Gemstones and Fine Jewelry ,$200.00 off anything in store or remount /repair, cannot be combined with any other offer.
Frank Salese, 733 Sansom Street, 215-922-5995,

Goorin Bros.: 15% off Shop Saturday
15% off all items in store, also 40 % off summer sale items.
Goorin Bros., 1427 Walnut Street, 215-665-1895,

Hope Chest: Cosabella Trunk Show + Solutions Event
Outfit you love, but can’t figure out how to wear? Let us help! Featuring a trunk show with Cosabella’s seven shades of nude, we have the perfect solution for you.
Hope Chest, 114 S. 19th Street, 215-665-9169,

HOT•BED Gallery: Open Gallery Hours
Shop Center City Saturday attendees are encouraged to come view Amie Potsic's latest exhibition, "Girl in the Garden" featuring both photography and a giant fabric installation. HOT•BED is a gallery, event space and series of artist studios where people from all walks of life come together.
HOT•BED Gallery, 723 Chestnut Street Floor 2, 215-923-1242,

Ideal Image: Open House
Special pricing on all services, plus raffles, giveaways and more!
Ideal Image, 1625 Chestnut Street, #236 Suite, 215-600-1170,

Joan Shepp: Fall Presentation featuring Tesoro Studio
Personalize your new fall layers with style secrets and fresh leather accessories from Tesoro Studio!
Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut Street, 215-735-2666, 

Kimberly Boutique: Fall Trunk Show
New fall arrivals offering 10% off and champagne.
Kimberly Boutique, 123 S. 16th Street, 215-564-1066

LAGOS: Fall Launch Event
Join LAGOS Rittenhouse to discover exclusive fall 2019 Collections featuring Smart Caviar, the first fine jewelry bracelet for your Apple Watch®. Our expert stylists can assist you in finding unique styles for any occasion. Light refreshments will be served.
LAGOS, 1735 Walnut Street, 215-567-0770,

Lapstone & Hammer: 30% Off Store-Wide Promotion
Storewide special promotion, 30% off all merchandise.
Lapstone & Hammer, 1106 Chestnut Street,

LOFT: Center City Saturday Fall Event
Enjoy some sips and snacks while shopping the New Fall Collection! Follow us on Instagram for a special discount @loveloft_phillymetro.
LOFT, 1729 Walnut Street, 267-256-0690,

Luxe Home Philadelphia: Fall Favs Sale
Custom Order Event - 30-40% off staff curated picks for fall. A mix of mid-century and urban styles with small space design in mind.
Luxe Home Philadelphia, 1308 Chestnut Street, 215-732-2001,

NEST Boutique: NEST Boutique BOGO Sale!
NEST Boutique BOGO Sale! To celebrate Shop Center City Saturday, NEST is offering a boutique BOGO! Buy one item + receive a second item at 50% off (of equal or lesser value). Please note that this promo cannot be combined with member discounts and does not include any 'final sale' items.
NEST Boutique, 1301 Locust Street, 215-545-6378,

Paper on Pine
Shop Paper on Pine’s Philadelphia-themed stationery and gifts (designed by Paper on Pine) as well as their new merchandise and receive a free gift with a purchase of $25 or more.
Paper on Pine, 115 S. 13th Street, 215-625-0100,

Rikumo: Rikumo One Day Sale
Visit Rikumo on Shop Center City Saturday and enjoy refreshments and rare discounts on an assortment of Rikumo favorites.
Rikumo, 1216 Walnut Street, 215-609-4972,

Ritual Shoppe: Meet the Makers of Ritual Shoppe
Ritual Shoppe is hosting an event to showcase all the makers of their team. Each person has their own brand or business and they want to share it with Center City!
Ritual Shoppe, 2003 Walnut Street, 267-606-6082,

Saxbys: $2 Off Any Matcha Drink + Free Energy Bite
The best Saturdays in the city start with a stop at Saxby’s Rittenhouse, 1800 Chestnut, or 11th & Locust. Enjoy $2 off any matcha drink -- including The Big Mood, Main Squeeze, or Vanilla Love -- AND they’ll throw in a house-made power bite to help keep you going for the rest of the day. $2 off promo can only be applied once per order. Happy shopping!
Saxbys, 1800 Chestnut or 11th & Locust, 781-964-6069,

Shake Shack (Midtown Village & Center City locations): Shop Center City Special Discount
Mention Shop Center City on September 28 at Shake Shack in Midtown Village or Center City to score FREE fries with any purchase! 
Shake Shack, 105 S. 12th St & 2000 Sansom Street, 215-709-2702,

Shakespeare & Co.: Fall Fun in the Bookstore
Spend $50 or more in the store and receive a FREE personalized printed book on our "Best of Philly" Espresso Book Machine. Selection varies, see store for details.
Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut Street, 215-240-1000,

Sherman Brothers Fine Men’s Shoes: G. Brown Promotion
Preview the exciting line of G. Brown Shoes and Sneakers and take an additional $50 off each pair on Shop Center City Saturday at Sherman Brothers Shoes - Best of Philly 2019 Winner.
Sherman Brothers Fine Men’s Shoes, 1520 Sansom Street, 215-561-4550,

Shibe Vintage Sports: Vintage Sports Designed by Local Artists
Shibe Vintage Sports is showcasing their original t-shirt designs by Philly-area artists Keni Thomas, Jon Billet, Alex Ciambriello and Scott Siano and they will be on sale for 20% off September 28.
Shibe Vintage Sports, 137 S 13th Street, 215-566-2511,

Shop Sixty Five
Fall into shopping our curated brands with celebrity stylist, Linda LaRosa and her team.
Shop Sixty-Five, 128 S. 17th Street, 267-239-5488,

Skechers: Grand Opening
Grand Opening of the new Skechers store inside Fashion District Philadelphia. 30% off your second pair. Valid on select styles. Discounted item must be of same product type and of equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Certain restrictions may apply.
Skechers, 1001 Market Street #C215, 215-351-2325,

Skirt Boutique: Anni Kuan Trunk Show
Skirt Rittenhouse welcomes New York City based designer Anni Kuan. The designer will be in store presenting a curated collection from her FW19 line with an exclusive preview of her SS20 collections.
With a cult following that includes Nicole Kidman, Joan Allen, and Laura Linney, Anni Kuan’s sleek and sophisticated designs feature vibrant colors, geometric design elements, and architecturally slimming details.
Skirt Boutique, 212 S. 17th Street, 215-309-8419,

South Moon Under: Sip and Shop
Come sip and shop with South Moon Under! Let them STYLE you with 15% off your purchase of $150! Don’t forget to snap a pic in front of their photo backdrop.
South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut Street, 215-563-2298,

Tselaine: Ana Thorne Trunk Show
Local artist, Ana Thorne is bringing her handmade Philadelphia goods to Tselaine! She will be showcasing her Philly inspired textile designs, pillows, and wearables for baby and adults. What are we bringing home? Her "Gritty is the New Pretty" pillow of course!
Tselaine, 1927 Walnut Street, 215-301-4752,

TUMI: Packing Event
TUMI is hosting a Packing Event, let our experts show you how to pack with ease from 1:00 until 6:00pm.
TUMI, 1733 Walnut Street,

Plus, shoppers can take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to win a Shop Center City fashion makeover courtesy of Philly Fashion Week, Shop Center City, Fashion District Philadelphia and Center City District. Details to enter the contest below:

The public can nominate a candidate from Monday, September 2nd to Monday, September 9th and the makeover will take place on Friday, September 27th. To nominate an individual for consideration, please email the name, contact information, photos approved for social media and story for the person you’re nominating to with “Makeover Contest Submission” in the subject line. The “Final 5” nominees will be chosen by the Shop Center City and Philly Fashion Week teams and shared with the public in an open voting process via likes on Shop Center City’s Instagram page to select the winner.

With an endless choice of national retailers and local independent boutiques, shoppers are sure to discover the latest in fall fashion at one of Center City’s retail destinations.

For up to the minute news on Center City happenings and events, follow @ShopCenterCity on Twitter and Instagram.


Center City District is a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find Center City District at and on Facebook and Twitter.