Our Boston expert offers tips on some of the best places to shop in Boston!
One of Prudential Center’s many entrances
Prudential Center: If you’re looking for the traditional mall shopping experience, this is where you’ll find it. Prudential has everything from big names like Under Armour to tiny trinket shops. It also houses Eataly Boston, an Italian market that also serves food, which makes eating quite the experience.
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market: Want a more old-fashioned shopping experience? Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are for you! Although the two are technically separate shopping centers, they are right next to each other so they count as one for this list. Both are housed in old colonial style buildings, but despite the old exteriors you can still find modern stores such as Urban Outfitters and even Coach. There are also a ton of food stalls should you get peckish.
niche. urban garden supply on Tremont Street
Tremont Street: Tremont Street is the mecca of hipster goods and it’s where you’ll find the latest trends, from succulents to pressed juice.
Tommy Bahama on Newbury Street
Newbury Street: Newbury Street is chock full of clothing stores from end-to-end, as well as a few restaurants and other stores scattered in between. You’ll find everything from Forever21 to Brandy Melville. Active Bostonians know that they can suit up in active wear at Patagonia, Lululemon, and Nike Towns Higher end stores such as Dolce & Gabbana are located closer towards the Commons. No matter what your clothing style is, you’ll probably find something you like on Newbury Street.
SoWa Open Market: If one of the reasons you like to travel is to support local businesses, then you’ll want to come to SoWa! The SoWa Open Market (SoWa stands for South of Washington) is open every weekend, April 29-October 29, from 10am-4pm. Here you will find the largest gathering of local artists, farmers, chefs, and musicians in all of Boston.
Charles Street: You’ll find rows of boutique shops on Charles Street. Located in Beacon Hill, one of the prettiest and most luxurious neighborhoods of Boston, Charles Street shops cater to the neighborhood residents. Still, there’s still plenty for an out-of-towner to find It’s also one of the older streets in Boston, as evidenced by the the old architecture on the buildings, especially that of the Charles Street Post Office.
Copley Place: On the off chance that you have a couple thousand dollars to spare, Copley Place is the shopping center for you! Located next to Prudential and close to Newbury Street, Copley Place is the destination for luxury shopping in Boston, housing name brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Jimmy Choo.
Primark in Downtown Crossing
Downtown Crossing: This is where great deals can be found, especially at Primark, a clothing store notorious for its extra low prices.
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