Shopping in boston
Collected by Alison Abbott, AFAR Local Expert
Expect to find all the usual subjects when shopping in Boston; many are located in downtown malls, a boon to shoppers when the snow starts to fly. Newbury Street has a high end selection of big names combined with smaller specialty boutiques. To find more unusual, one of a kind shopping, head to Roslindale, Cambridge, Charles St. or the South End and wander off the beaten path in Boston.
6 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131, USA
The village of Roslindale is filled with unlikely gems. Joanne Rossman Design is at the top of that list. Billed as a Purveyor of the Unnecessary & the Irresistible, it's a destination filled with treasures you never knew you couldn't live...
Charles St, Boston, MA, USA
Starting at the northeast corner of the Public Garden, and stretching to the end of Beacon Hill, Charles St. shopping offers a more boutiquey experience than its better known Newbury St. cousin. The feel is very European, with a mix of small...
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
French toast with fresh strawberries—the picture from South End Buttery explains itself! Great brunch location. *Tip, they also have an amazing deli, so stop in to pack the perfect picnic. Self-described as "an eclectic combination of fresh...
67 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Shake the Tree is a carefully curated, creative boutique in the North End and while it's not far from downtown, it feels like an escape from the hustle of the city. Not only does it boast an interesting collection—ranging from clothing to jewelry...
200 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Niketown Boston is not just a sporting goods store—the four-floor store contains not only shoes and sporting goods, but also a peek at the history of Boston's sports culture. As soon as you step to the elevator, you are surrounded by the mile mark...
760 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
It's a great thing to see a certain section of Boylston Street painted with the Finish Line of The Boston Marathon. How can you miss this b right yellow painted finish line from all of the shops & neighboring restaurants. It's nice to see Boston's...
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The gift shop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is not your typical museum store. A carefully curated collection is inspired by the artwork and architecture. Curiosity cabinets invite the visitor to look within, much like the archive rooms,...
244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
For over 30 years, Fromaggio Kitchen has been a Boston institution. Here you can shop for artisan products from all corners of the globe. The owners crowded travel schedule has them taste testing in unusual places and bringing their high quality...
185 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Visiting Beyt Design in Cambridge was inspirational. Their award winning social enterprise uses architectural salvage from conflict zones in the Near East destroyed by violence and up cycles them into one of a kind home decor. Tiles from 18th...
100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
The recently opened Boston Public Market is the only year round indoor market in the country to feature exclusively New England vendors. The bounty of 35 businesses representing farms, makers and food producers offers a cross section of all things...
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