With less than three days left until Father's Day, you'd better get a move on if you have yet to pick up a gift for the deserving dad in your life. But that doesn't mean you need to travel outside the city. Here, Racked Philly presents a roundup of Philly boutiques guaranteed to have the goods to spoil all kinds of fathers, from the nattily dressed to the sports enthusiast. But don't dilly-dally: Dad taught you better than that.—Julie Davis
For the Sartorialist: Centrally located at 1818 Chestnut Street, Boyds is ground zero for men's apparel from high fashion labels like Paul Smith, Rag & Bone, Lanvin, and Ermenegildo Zegna. Don't bypass the newly-expanded men's footwear section; the multi-level department store has the largest selection of designer shoes in Philly.
For the Shoe Addict: Gift your sneakherhead with hard-to-find footwear from Ubiq. The longstanding Walnut Street store specializes in limited-edition shoe releases and collabs from well-known brands like Nike, Vans Vault, Adidas, and Sebago.
For the Design Aficionado: Shop lighting, home accessories, and vintage furniture (mid-century credenzas, retro lamps and side tables...) at Pine Street's Hello Home. Or peruse furniture at Stadler-Kahn, the newly-opened boutique from Philly artist and illustrator Alexander Kahn. You'll also find a smattering of gift items at Kahn's Sansom Street shop, from soaps and handmade ceramics, to unique artwork and stationery.
For the Booze Hound: They say the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach; we assume that also includes liquid libations. You can't go wrong with Art in the Age's three in-house spirits—Root, Snap, and Rhuby ($30/bottle). The small-batch liqueurs call upon centuries-old Pennsylvania recipes and natural, organic ingredients. For Father's Day, the Old City boutique is boasting a limited-edition run of Railroad Spike Bottle Openers ($60), hand-forged from solid iron railroad spikes by Philadelphia blacksmith Louise Pezzi.
For the Clotheshorse: From tees and polos, to board shorts and straw fedoras, Penguin brand merchandise is 20 percent off at South Moon Under, in store and online. An added bonus: Customers will receive a free wallet with any Penguin purchase, plus a free Penguin brand tie with any $100 purchase from the preppy American label. You'll find South Moon Under's Chestnut Street shop directly next door to Knit Wit's new location.
For the Foodie: Kitchen tools have a sense of humor at the NoLibs gift boutique Swag. Case in point: The Knuckle Pounder Meat Tenderizer ($12.50), a must-have for any carnivorous dad.
For the Sports Fanatic: Help Dad rep his favorite Philly team with a new jersey, jacket, cap, or tee from Philly's own Mitchell and Ness. In honor of Father's Day, the Chestnut Street purveyor of team apparel is offering 30 percent off all team jerseys and apparel, plus savings of up to 60 percent on clearance items. Act fast: the sale ends June 16.
For the Vintage Lover: Now through Saturday, Old City's Briar Vintage is doling out a discount on its selection of vintage cufflinks, with select links reduced to $30. Situated on North Third Street, the vintage store caters solely to male clientele with a unique spread of gentlemen's fashions, collectibles, and oddities from the 1800s to the 1960s.