In Philly, you won’t have a hard time finding the things you need — or want.
From the funky boutiques on South Street to the glittering stores of the King of Prussia Mall, there are options to satisfy even the most discriminating fashionista. Crash Bang Boom, which your mom might remember as Zipperheads, is still going strong. If your style is more pink than punk, you can choose between dozens of boutiques like Smak Parlour in Old City.
For those on a budget — and these days, who isn’t? — check out the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, located about an hour away near Pottstown. Stores there include Forever 21, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, and J. Crew. Closer to campus is Franklin Mills Mall, found in Philadelphia’s great Northeast and featuring several discount giants like Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, and many more!
For quick trips, head over to the Granite Run Mall in Media or drive along Baltimore Pike in Springfield, where you’ll find stores like DSW and Target.
If you like to eat, the foodie in you won’t be disappointed in Philly. The 9th Street Italian Market is a must-see destination for Italian fare, and the Reading Terminal Market has been tantalizing taste buds for more than 100 years.
Dean Fred Akl
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Dr. Marina Barnett
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Catherine Rawlings '14
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Dr. Jeannette Wyatt
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Dr. Nadine McHenry
Associate Professor Nadine McHenry talks about the importance of exposing teacher candidates to schoolchildren from different contexts.