Where to Shop in Boston
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
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...
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...
19 Thayer St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
When I walk into a men's clothing store and get excited, I know I've stumbled into someplace special. Bobby From Boston is just such a place. Standing by the entrance, it's fun to hear the oohs and ahs as customers come around the corner. The...
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...
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...
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...
74 Union Park St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
One of the great draws of Boston is the fantastic neighborhoods. Each has a different flavor, and all are filled with small specialty stores. I love to support local shopkeepers, and the South End is a super place to do it. Boutique owners in this...
623 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Emerging artists and small-batch food producers are the focus at Olives & Grace. Started by Jamaica Plain resident Sofi Madison, this sumptuous shop spreads the word about the quality and provenance of all the foodstuffs, body products, and...
375 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Every Sunday from May through October, the SoWa (south of Washington Street) Open Market celebrates all things local. Started a decade ago, it features a farmers' market with growers from the area, an indie design market, and a rotating group of...
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...
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...
53 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
These days, everyone is talking about what they put into their bodies. Well what about our beauty regimes? Skin care should be no different. Walking into Follain is like a breath of fresh air. The spa like shop carries wholesome, natural skin...
577 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Sault presents a well-edited collection of men's clothing with a New England point of view. You'll find a touch of vintage, a bit of prepster, and a whole lot of good-looking, quality brands. Philip, the owner, is charming and helpful, full of...
619 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Boston’s South End has another wonderful shop to add to the growing roster of specialty boutiques lining the streets of this unique neighborhood. Niche is a one stop shop for your urban gardening needs. You’ll find a lovely selection of...
46 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Walking down the alley to the courtyard of Patch NYC, you'll probably think-Where is she sending me? Trust me, there's gold at the end of the tunnel! In the beautifully designed shop, you'll find the the work of a highly curated group of vendors,...
276 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Jewelry designer Michele Mercado's showroom and work space in Boston's historic South End is filled with metal treasures. Her award winning designs feature 100% recycled Harmony Metals and she is a big champion of up cycling clients old pieces...
5 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Black Ink is a shop focused on presenting good design in all of it's many forms. You'll spend time perusing all these items you never knew you needed, and leave with gifts for just about anyone on your list. Their selection of cards is clever and...
5226, 1132 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Honey lovers rejoice, this Cambridge store is devoted to all things dripping with sweet goodness from the hive. Its owner travels the world to bring the finest of ethically sourced and sustainable bee inspired products. Lavendar honey anyone?...
4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
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