It’s big, noisy, a touch chaotic, dynamic, a force in academia and easily one of the most classic American cities in the lower 48. Every inch of Boston seems to be entrenched in history and worthy of a story you might hear at the neighborhood pub. The accent, the oysters, the clam ‘chowda’, the perennially winning professional sports teams, all of it amounts to things only this city can claim. You want museums? Institutions of higher learning? Great public parks and green spaces? They got them in bulk here. It’s the kind of city that gets better the longer you’re willing to explore it.
Of course, without question, Boston is a shoppers paradise. From every upscale brand, major department store to mom and pop shops that sell items you can’t get anywhere else.
The Red Sox Team Store is the shrine to this obsessively beloved baseball team where you can get all the types of branded sports merch you can get your hands on. Around since the Revolutionary era, the massive Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a truly impressive plaza of shops and restaurants for as far as the eye can see. If Beantown doesn’t have it, it probably doesn’t exist. Explore our guide to the best shopping locations in Boston:
Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109
More than 100 fine shops and carts including national names, locally-owned treasures plus the Bull Market, the world’s first fleet of pushcarts featuring New England artisans.
19 Yawkey Way
Boston Red Sox merchandise & apparel – Red Sox hats, jackets, sweatshirts, jerseys, t-shirts – Red Sox collectibles, souvenirs & more!
800 Boylston Street
1-800-SHOP-PRU or 617-236-3100
Featuring over 75 shops and restaurants including Barnes & Noble, The Cheesecake Factory, Lacoste, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora. Visitors may also enjoy Top of the Hub and Skywalk.
2 Copley Place
75 fabulous stores including Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, Porsche Design, David Yurman, A|X Armani Exchange, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Burberry, BCBG Max Azria and Neiman Marcus.
59 Temple Place
More than 300 independent jewelers and over 200 retailers. Specialty stores such as Bromfield Camera, Brattle Book Shop and Windsor Button complement flagships like Macy’s, H&M and Borders. Pushcart vendors offer an assortment of colorful merchandise.
Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. Boston’s Newbury Street has something for everyone. Shops include The Boston Baked Bean, So Good Jewelry, Niketown, Hempest and more.
Beacon Hill’s Charles Street is Boston’s hidden gem with its brick-lined sidewalks, gas lamps and historic buildings. It used to be known for its antique shops but in just the past couple of years has become the choice for visitors and locals preferring unique, independent boutiques. Its shops – from clothing to stationery to home furnishings, as well as vintage and locally made jewelry and gifts – are interspersed with a variety of interesting restaurants and cafes.