Let's Go SHOPPING!
Downtown is a browsers paradise with more than 75 retail shops and boutiques offering a diverse and unique shopping experience. Apparel, jewelry, art, and gifts are among the items found in the quaint shops dotting the pleasant and walkable main streets. See the complete retail directory.
THE DREAM GROCERY STORE
Friday, August 28, 2015 | 3:30-5:30pm
Meet with reps from the West Chester Co-op at the new La Baquette Magique, 202 West Market Street, and learn about plans to bring your Dream Grocery Store to West Chester. What could be better than talking Co-op with your mouth full of La Baguette Magique pastries? There will be tasting samples at the Co-op table. More at WCFood.coop.
BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES -- FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, September 4, 2015 | 6pm-8pm | Downtown West Chester
With the popularity of last year's visit from the Budweiser Clydesdales, it's a natural that they are coming back to downtown West Chester to participate in First Friday. Watch this historic event in downtown West Chester as the fuzzy-footed giants clippity-clop along Gay and Market Streets from 6pm to 8pm. It starts at Gay and Matlack Streets, proceeds west to Darlington, then south to Market, then east to Walnut Street. See details.
And don't forget to stop by the shops and boutiques to check what's new and what's cool. Free parking on the street after 5pm Friday. West Chester Vintage Market at the Chestnut Street Garage from 4-9pm.
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KALY INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF CHILDREN'S ITEMS
Babies, toddlers and children smile with wonder at the cute designs presented by Pebblechild now available at Kaly, 37 W Gay St. There's a wide range of soft toys, dolls, and accessories that will make every parent smile. Further, each purchase will help the Hathay Bunano artisans have sustainable, regular and flexible employment with a chance to give their own children a better life.
THE 5 SENSES LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE
You can now browse The 5 Senses (133 W Market St) from the comfort of anywhere-you-are at shoptiques.com. You'll see a range of useful and affordably priced art objects that are appealing to the senses as gifts or for oneself. Items are North American & Fair Trade Artful Gifts.
PAPER MOON LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Located within the Museum Shop of the Chester County Historical Society, Paper Moon (225 N. High St.) will work with you to design, create and print custom invitations for all of life's special occasions.
STUDENTS SHOWCASED AT TAYLOR'S MUSIC
During most downtown festival events, student performances are showcased in the window of Taylor's Music Store, 116 W Gay St. So during Super Sunday, Swingin' Thursdays, First Fridays, and the Restaurant Festival, stop by their booth and see "the place where great performances begin!"
Many downtown shops are participating in ThinkShopBuy...Local, a special discount coupon program developed by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See the special offers from participating downtown retailers.
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PARKING TIP --> Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Go to the Parking Tab for details. Download the updated downtown parking map. The Justice Center Garage is free after 5pm and on weekends.