Are you planning on visiting Philadelphia soon? And do you need some inspiration on where to get your next sneakers? These are some great stores to expand you sneaker collection and maybe even find that limited pair you were hoping for.
1. Ubiq Philadelphia
At Ubiq sneakers are seen as a pure luxury and they wanted a store that reflected that same luxurious feeling as putting on a fresh pair of kicks, without scaring off the target audience which is between the 18-25. Whether than using wine colored velvets and giant chandeliers, Ubiq wanted to express a more modern luxury with a clean black white and gold color palette and minimalistic displays. The streetwear, however, is displayed in a traditional gentlemen’s tailor room complete with dark-wood panels, antique furnishings, restored Victorian plasterwork, and an exquisite, restored mahogany fireplace.
1509 Walnut St, Philadelphia
Abakus Takeout is a definite must-see for any sneakerhead heading towards Philly. The fact that the storefront is designed to look like an actual China town take-out restaurant is pure gold and only the beginning of what makes the store so cool. On the inside, the sneakers and clothing are displayed as if they’re actual food in a restaurant’s kitchen. The sneakers are displayed in frying pans and woks with streetwear hanging above them. There’s even a digital menu of the latest sneaker “dishes”. A hilarious and unique shopping experience for all sneaker fans.
227 N 10th St, Philadelphia
3. ReUp Philly
ReUp is one of Philly’s younger sneaker stores and specializes in high-end sneakers. The store features brands such as Off-White, Yeezy, Air Jordan, and Bape. It’s a great hotspot for basketball lovers and other sneakerheads as the store often stock limited edition collaborations and other hot releases. If you’re into your elite sneakers, ReUp is the place to be.
1750 Deptford Center Rd, Level 2 Deptford Township
4. Lapstone + Hammer
With its 3250 square-feet, Lapstone + Hammer is one of the largest streetwear stores in Philadelphia. Their sneaker collection is impeccable and really captures the essence of the stylish modern-day men. “When I envisioned Lapstone & Hammer, it was to sit between your sneaker boutique and your higher-end Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman space,” store owner, Brian Nadiv said. The premium footwear collection consists of brands such as Comme des Garcons, Rick Owens, Filling Pieces and Y-3.
1106 Chestnut St, Philadelphia