Not all shopping is fashion related (though that's covered, too). Here are places to get everything from your dorm needs and groceries to pharmacies and haircuts, plus SEPTA tokens and nearby gas stations.

Basics/Everything at Once

Target (1 Mifflin Street) 215-463-7311

Walmart (1675 S. Columbus Boulevard) 215-468-4220

Ikea (2206 S. Columbus Boulevard) 215-551-4532


The Fresh Grocer (4001 Walnut Street) 215-222-9200

Trader Joe's (2121 Market Street) 215-569-9282

Whole Foods (2001 Pennsylvania Avenue) 215-557-0015

Fast Snacks and Meals

7-Eleven (3401 Lancaster Ave.) 215-382-1140

Wawa Food Market (3604 Chestnut Street) 215-222-6422

Prescriptions, Medicines, and Necessities

CVS Pharmacy (3401 Walnut Street) 215-662-1333

Rite Aid (2301 Walnut Street) 215-636-9634

Keys Made, Hammers, and Duct Tape

Rittenhouse Hardware (2001 Pine Street) 215-735-6311

Monarch Hardware Company (4502 Walnut Street) 215-387-4199

Lowe's (2105 S. Columbus Boulevard) 215-982-5391

Home Depot (1651 S. Columbus Boulevard) 215-218-0600


Sunoco APlus (2201 Walnut Street) 215-567-7650

BP (4400 Market Street) 215-243-0470

Linnett's Gulf (2201 Spring Garden Street) 215-972-9000

A Haircut

Hair House (First floor of MacAlister Hall, next to the bookstore) 215-895-2519

Jean Madeline (40th and Chestnut Streets) 267-350-8800

The Saturn Club Hair Salon (3426 Sansom Street) 215-387-8981

Michael's Custom Cut (4002 Spruce Street) 215-387-6803

SEPTA Tokens and Passes

Drexel's Creese Information Desk (3201 Chestnut Street) 215-895-2515

SEPTA Transit Store (1234 Market Street) 215-580-7800

30th Street (30th Street and Market Street, underground)

SEPTA Regional Rail Tickets

30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets) 215-580-6500

Suburban Station (16th Street and JFK Boulevard, underground) 215-580-5739


Walnut Street (Walnut Street between Broad Street and Rittenhouse Square) Designer shops and fast fashion line both sides of Walnut Street for plenty of options.

The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut Street) Advertising itself as one of the finest urban retail centers in the country, Liberty Place is a downtown mini-mall, complete with a food court.

The Shops at the Bellevue (Broad and Walnut Streets) For your sophisticated, upscale shopping needs and a gourmet food court.

Old City Boutiques (Around 3rd Street, just north of Market Street) Lots of small shops featuring clothing, accessories, and home goods.

Art Star (623 N. 2nd Street) In May every year the ladies of Art Star put together an outdoor bazaar for more than a hundred local artisans, and during the rest of the year they run a shop full of local, handmade art, men's and women's clothing, accessories, baby items, paper goods, and housewares.

Secondhand and Thrifted Things

Buffalo Exchange (1713 Chestnut Street) 215-557-9850

Second Mile Center (214 S. 45th Street) 215-662-1663

Philly Aids Thrift (710 South 5th Street) 215-922-3186