Brownstones of Boston's Back bay neighborhood reflected in the Charles River - photo by Robbie Shade under CC BY 2.0
Brownstones of Boston's Back bay neighborhood reflected in the Charles River - photo by Robbie Shade under CC BY 2.0

BEST SHOPPING IN BOSTON: 10 PLACES TO EXPLORE

There are various places in Boston, Massachusetts where you can go on a retail excursion. Here are some of the destinations to experience the best shopping in Boston:

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Best Shopping in Boston – Flea Markets and Thrift Shops

SoWa Vintage Market

Every week, people gather at SoWa Vintage Market on Harrison Avenue to browse through vintage clothing, art and furnishings.

Thrive Exchange

If you’re looking for new or used vintage clothing, make sure to stop by Thrive Exchange on Boylston Street.

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Best Shopping in Boston – Malls

Copley Place

Explore 2 floors of stylish retailers in this well-lighted shopping center. Its anchor tenants include Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Spanning three historical market buildings, Faneuil Hall Marketplace accommodates several shops and restaurants. Its promenade continues to be a gathering venue for shoppers and visitors.

The Shops at Prudential Center

This urban shopping mall at Prudential Tower in Boston houses more than 70 upscale stores and specialty retailers. Its anchor shops are Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.

Best Shopping in Boston – Specialty Shops and Boutiques

Bodega

From the outside, it’s a convenience store. Once you step inside, you will be treated to a cool selection of shoes, caps and sportswear.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

This indie bookstore on Newbury Street is a great destination if you’re looking for interesting titles. They also have a café where you can sit down and have a bite or drink while going through your newly-acquired reading material.

Best Shopping in Boston – Streets and Neighborhoods

Charles Street

Charles Street in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill in Boston is lined with several clothing retailers. These include Uwila Warrior, J.McLaughlin, Holiday Boutique, Dress Boston, Green Eyed Daisy and Helen’s Leather Shop.

Newbury Street

Welcome to eight blocks of clothing, accessories, home and garden, fitness and health, and specialty shops. The street is also lined with several eating places, beauty salons, bars, pubs and art galleries. You can also see some familiar shops here, like Urban Outfitters, Diesel, Vans, Zara and lululemon.

South End

Boston’s South End is dotted with boutiques and specialty shops. These include Laced Quality Garment Co., Tadpole, The Wig Shop, Table & Tulip, Lotus Designs, anticy and Boomerangs.

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