Press release

Shop Center City Saturday Safely Returns this September 26

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Discover exclusive discounts, giveaways and more while shopping local and national brands!

PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2020) – Center City’s retailers and restaurants welcome back Philadelphia residents and visitors with exclusive promotions and VIP events during this all-day shopping and dining event on Saturday, September 26. Everyone is invited to support safely the hundreds of businesses that create Center City’s unique shopping experiences. Wander through Center City’s diverse retail corridors, visit shops and enjoy outdoor streeteries and sidewalk cafes. In accordance with all State, City and CDC guidelines, participating locations are following all current health and safety protocols, including frequent cleaning, social distancing and capacity limits.

“Shop Center City Saturday is an opportunity for people safely to enjoy the experiences they have been missing- shopping in a boutique rather than online, dining outdoors instead of at the kitchen table. Our Center City businesses and their staffs have been working hard to guarantee a safe, comfortable experience for shopping and dining and are excited to welcome customers back when they are ready,” said Michelle Shannon, VP of Marketing for the Center City District.

Shop Center City Saturday promotions range from one-day-only discounts and giveaways to socially-distanced sidewalk sales and more. A full list of retail happenings can be found below as well as at

Ardene: End of Season Sale
All shorts, sandals, and swim BUY ONE GET TWO FREE!
901 Market Street, 267.388.0001

Barra Rossa
Indoor and outdoor dining.
929 Walnut Street, 215.644.9074,

Bella Turka: Survival Sale
Outdoor tents and storewide sale.
1700 Sansom Street, 215.560.8734,

Benjamin Lovell Shoes: 50% Off
Gifts with purchases while supplies last.
1728 Chestnut Street, 215.564.4655,      

Biotunnels LLC: Demo Disinfecting Tunnels
Feel confident about going into public venues by taking an extra step to sanitize and monitor COVID-19.
1204 Chestnut Street, 267.296.0208, 

Blue Sole Shoes
Fashion and style consultations.
1805 Chestnut Street, 215.496.9244,

Body+Beauty Lab
We'll be offering guests 20% OFF All Skincare Product and 10% OFF Any Treatment Scheduled (valid 9/26 only)
834 Chestnut Street, 215.989.3500,

Boyds Philadelphia Reopening
WE'RE BACK. TOGETHER. Luxury fashion icon Boyds Philadelphia has reopened after six months. Shop women's and men's fashion for everyday style and your most special moments!
1818 Chestnut Street, 215.564.9000,

Charcuterie Chic: $5 OFF Your Large Charcuterie Box!
Enjoy $5 off your Large Charcuterie Box from Charcuterie Chic! Type Code:SCC in the "Other" line on the order form.
1835 Arch Street, 610.329.1174,

Concierge Ballroom: Schedule a Complimentary Dance Lsson
Stop by to schedule your complimentary private dance lesson and receive a free monthly membership to weekly group classes for the month of October. Masks are a must!
30 South 7th Street, 215.629.5840,

Crimson Hair Studio: Stock-Up Sale!
First discount since shut-down! 20% off ALL retail & swag, call-in or order online for curbside delivery!
1710-12 Sansom Street, 215.545.7807,

Damari Savile: Shop Center City Saturday Exclusive
Book your appointment today to secure 20% off your next custom suit or shirt.
709 Walnut Street, 267.270.2322,

DFTI Boutique
10% off entire store!
2032 Chestnut Street, 267.758.6790,  

HOT•BED: Growth Determined
HOT•BED is pleased to present Growth Determined, a multidisciplinary exhibit featuring works from Gregory Brellochs, Kate Norris and Francis Beaty. When preparing for your appointment at HOT•BED, please make sure to bring a mask and to stay home if you are feeling unwell.
723 Chestnut Street, Flr 2, 215.840.4352,

J.Crew: Fall Arrivals
Good J.Crew news: J.Crew at the Shops at Liberty Place has reopened—and you can book a private shopping session before or during normal hours to shop these new arrivals, IRL. Visit the website to set a date and learn more about the ways J.Crew is prioritizing your health and safety.
1625 Chestnut Street, 215.917.7335,

Je Suis Jolie: 15% Off All Bralettes
15% off all bralettes + for new customers of Je Suis Jolie (previously Hope Chest Philly) free gift with purchase if you successfully guess your true bra size!
114 South 16th Street, 215.665.9169,

Joan Shepp: NINObrand Collection Presentation
NINObrand designer, Bela Shehu, will be presenting her Fall 2020 Collection at Joan Shepp on Saturday, September 26. Appointment only, by calling the store or emailing 
1811 Chestnut Street, 215.735.2666,

Kimberly Boutique: Trunk Show and Sale
End of summer sale and 15% off of new arrivals.
123 South 16th Street, 215.564.1066

La Viola Bistro and La Viola Ovest: Extended Restaurant Week
Offering Restaurant Week menu for lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
252 & 253 South 16th Street, 215.735.8630,

Additional 20% off for every $100 spent. Participating clients will be entered into a LOFT Gift Card Raffle. Refreshments will be provided as well!
1729 Walnut Street, 267.256.0690

Macy's: VIP Sale
Extra 30% off Clothing, Accessories, Shoes & Jewelry, Extra 25% off Watches, Luggage & Home, Extra 15% off Cosmetics and Fragrances, Extra 10% off Mattresses and Furniture *Exclusions apply
1300 Market Street, 215.241.9000,

Morton Contemporary Art Gallery: Grand Opening
Philly's newest contemporary gallery, showcasing extraordinary local and international artists, welcomes you with a day of special promotions!
115 South 13th Street, 215.735.2800,

Kids boutique offering gifts, toys, newborn accessories and more. With holiday season fast approaching, skip the stress and shop early! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., customers will receive 20% off any purchase of $50 or more! Does not apply to previous purchases. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
1301 Locust Street, 215.545.6378,

Orangetheory Fitness Center City: First Month Free!
Join as a member and receive your first month for free!
1625 Chestnut Street Suite 210, 215.5433.833,

Paddywax Candle Bar and Coffee: Candle Pouring Workshops and Retail
15% off all workshop seats booked and all retail purchases through 9/27/20. Reservations can be made online and in-store.
*use code Phillyfriends
1733 Chestnut Street, 215.278.2307,

Paper on Pine
Visit the brand new space at 1310 Sansom Street. The store is stocked with stationery, greeting cards, fabulous candles, gift wrap and gifts! Free gift with $25 or more purchase.
1310 Sansom Street, 215.625.0100,

Reading Terminal Market
A shopping bag giveaway filled with Reading Terminal Market goodies, including a $10 market gift card. The bags will go to the first 20 customers who participate in a dedicated social media giveaway for Shop Center City Saturday. Check Reading Terminal Market's Facebook or Instagram pages to participate.
51 North 12th Street, 215.922.2317,

Ritual Shoppe: Meet the Owner
Stop by and chat with Ritual Shoppe owner Angela Monaco, whose signature jewelry line will be 25% off including all fine jewelry and bridal. Place custom orders with no extra charge and even pick out your own gemstones. Free necklace with $300 purchase.
2003 Walnut Street, 267.606.6082,

Saxbys: $1 Off All Pumpkin Drinks
In celebration of Fall and Shop Center City Saturday, we are excited to offer $1 off our Fall Pumpkin Drinks to visiting guests. Download the Saxbys app to redeem.
236 South 11th Street, 215.309.3921,

Scarpetta: Extended Restaurant Week                                                                                                                                                   Restaurant Week menu extended through Saturday, September 26, 2020. Sit inside or in patio area, or you may order takeout and enjoy at home!
210 West Rittenhouse Square, 215.558.4199,

SchmearIt                                                                                                                                                                                                          Philly's bagel shop serving personalized, custom-crafted schmears. $1.00 Coffee for Every Bagel Purchase.
19 South 12th Street,

Shibe Vintage Sports
Sale: $15 select tees, $20 select hats.
137 S. 13th Street, 215.566.2511,

Shop Evantine
Shop Evantine will be offering 10% off of our customer's total purchase.
715 Walnut Street, 215.790.2576,

Shake Shack Center City
Shake Shack will be providing a free order of fries for anyone who brings in a Shop Center City Saturday receipt.
105 South 12th Street, 215.709.2702,

Shakespeare & Company
Customer Appreciation Sale! 20% off in-stock titles.
1632 Walnut Street, 215.240.1000,

Sherman Brothers Shoes: 20% Off Sale
Take 20% off any non-sale items (excluding Alden Shoes).
1520 Sansom Street, 215.561.4550,

Sophy Curson                                                                                                                                                                                                         20% off daytime clothing (blouses, pants, jackets and coats). Don't miss our tribute window to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Appointments recommended.                                                                                                                                                                               122 South 19th Street, 215.567.4662,

Spice Finch: Extended Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week menu extended through Saturday, September 26, 2020 for dinner.
220 South 17th Walnut Street, 215.309.2238,

Ten Thousand Villages: Fair Trade Shopping Night!
Check out the newest items for fall! Enjoy 40% off select jewelry and 20% off select home decor!
1315 Walnut Street, 445.444.0632,

Tselaine: Fall Fashion Fest
Sidewalk Sale with bargains and deals. Free gift with select purchases and bonus deals.
1927 Walnut Street, 215.301.4752,

The Velvet Lily: Stimulus Discount
Check in on Facebook or tag The Velvet Lily on Instagram and get 10% off.                                                                                                1204 Chestnut Street, 267.687.7973,

This unique shopping experience is a great way to rediscover what Center City retailers have to offer. There are endless options to find the latest fall fashions, including both national chains and local independent boutiques. As always, if it’s in, it’s in Center City.

Help keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask. Stay six feet away from others when possible, and wash your hands or sanitize often. Anyone who feels sick, or has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should stay home.  For more information, visit Stay connected on social media by following @ShopCenterCity on Twitter and Instagram.


About Center City District 
The Center City District, 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 us at and on Facebook and Twitter.