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University Square | Sansom Row | Hamilton Square

The Penn Campus and surrounding areas offer many entertainment and shopping opportunities. The options below feature places in University Square, historic Sansom Row, and Hamilton Square, including the Cinema de Lux (The Bridge).

University Square
36th at Walnut

Urban Outfitters
Clothing from collegiate staples to fashion-forward looks.

Toiletries, cosmetics, prescriptions, film developing.

Eastern Mountain Sports
Gear up for the active, outdoor life with outerwear, active wear gear and everything for camping and outdoor living.

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
A tremendous selection of books, gifts, cards, magazines, and University of Pennsylvania clothing with a cafe on the 2nd floor.

Douglas Cosmetics
A wonderland of cosmetics, bath potions, and all things beautiful.

Contemporary, casual clothing and accessories from the popular Gap.

American Design

Cards, gifts, candy, and fun stuff.

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Sansom Row *
34-36th at Sansom

Black Cat
Jammed with eclectic gifts from around the world - jewelry, pottery, bags, cards, candles, and glassware.

Avril 50
Magazines and newspapers from the four corners of the globe, plus delicious chocolates and coffee.

Roses Florist
Beautiful flowers galore, and gorgeous floral arrangements.

The Camera Shop
Photography central with a full selection of camera and film supplies, with on-site developing.

University Jewelers
Quality, contemporary jewelry and fine watches right on campus.

* Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Hamilton Square
40th at Walnut

The Freshgrocer
Large selection of grab & go sandwiches, pizza, and full supermarket food selection.

The Bridge - Cinema de Lux
Philadelphia's most stunning, hi-tech movie theater. Enjoy the luxury of upholstered stadium seating, a super choice of snacks, even a sophisticated bar, in a setting that's lux all the way.

The Last Word
Friendly, second-hand bookstore offering a terrific choice of books from fiction and biographies to children's books and cookbooks.

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Shopping in and around Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia is all about shopping, too.

On Walnut Street in Center City, you'll discover Lagos, Kiels, Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Lucky, Burberry and Talbots among numerous others.

Macy's is located at 12th & Market Streets.

The Gallery at 8th & Market Street is home to Strawbridges, and a large choice of shops and boutiques.

In Old City, starting at 4th & Market Streets, come explore art galleries and antiques & collectible stores.

King of Prussia, the 2nd largest mall in the USA, is just a 25-minute trip from University City in King of Prussia at Rt. 202/Rt. 76 West. This shopping experience will dazzle you with its eight anchor department stores and choice of 400 shops and boutiques. Visit the King of Prussia Mall online.


The Penn Bookstore

The Penn Bookstore in University Square

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