If you don’t have many days in the city, but you don’t want to miss the most interesting shopping areas in Boston, take a tour of the Back Bay (Newbury St and Boylston St) and Beacon Hill (Charles St) neighborhoods, they are ideal to find the latest trends in fashion and decoration.
Shopping in Back Bay surrounded by Victorian Homes
In Back Bay is one of the most famous and exclusive streets in the city for shopping, Newbury St (on the road to Arlington St). You will have to walk this street if you want to know what to wear for the new season. It is surrounded by Victorian houses and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The firms that you can find along this are Cole Haan (109 Newbury St), DVF (73 Newbury St), Chanel (6 Newbury St), Ralph Laurent (93 Newbury St), All Saints (122 Newbury St), Max Mara (69 Newbury St), Valentino (47 Newbury St), Marc Jacobs (81 Newbury St), the English Ted Baker (201 Newbury St), Kate Spade (117 Newbury St) and a long ecétera.
As in any North American city, you can find department stores with signature clothes at bargain prices. Take advantage and make a stop at the Nordstrom Rack Galleries (497 Boylston St), which is full of bargains for women, children, and men. The main brands that you will be able to find with a discount of up to 70% on clothing and footwear are Michael Kors, Ralph Laurent, Rag & Bone, DVF, or Tommy Hilfiger. In footwear, the brands they usually have are Via Spiga, Sam Edelman, Tory Burch, Nine West, or ALDO. Other Galleries that you should not skip if you are looking for brands at affordable prices are Marshalls (at 500 Boylston St, 350 Washington Street, and 126 Brookline Ave).
You can also go to the parallel Boylston St, where you will find the firms Vera Bradley (at the Prudential Center Mall, 800 Boylston St) and Anthropologie (203 Newbury St and 220 Boylston St); or in Huntington Av, where the Copley Plaza space is (15 minutes walk from Newbury St), with the Jimmy Choo firms (100 Huntington Ave), the Barneys New York or Neiman Marcus stores (both highly recommended during the sales period), or the clothing and lingerie chains J. Crew, Banana Republic, A / X Exchange Armani, or the ubiquitousVictoria’s Secret.
Shopping on Beacon Hill to Cheers
Relatively close to the Back Bay neighborhood, the Beacon Hill neighborhood (<Charles / MGH> subway stop) is full of small streets that are filled with tourists but they are very quiet. Along Charles St (up to Beacon St) you will find a large number of small (tastefully decorated) clothing stores, antique shops, candy & deli, and bookstores. Make a stop at the Vintage Taste store (103 Charles St, open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and the Holiday Boutique (103 Charles St). The first includes a good collection of Balenciaga, both in bags and clothes; other brands that you will be able to find are: Chanel, Ferragamo, Armani, Gucci, or Hermes. The second, in the purest North American preppy style, deserves a stop to enjoy the designs (you will find collections by JBrand, Julie Brown, Kirribilli, Lauren Moffatt, Lemlem, Moyna, Nimo, or Pink Chicken ) and the decoration of the store ( has average prices).
Once you leave this neighborhood, you will find the well-known Cheers Bar (at 84 Beacon St, you have to do the tourist 🙂 take a picture and have a beer), opposite it, is the spectacular Boston Common park. Also, take advantage of the visit to the area to stop by Trinity Church (206 Clarendon St), the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St), Old Church (645 Boylston St), and finish the day shopping, grabbing something to eat in the park, lie down, rest and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries for the night … a very good area to go out is Nord End(Italian Quarter) and its incredible restaurants.
A highly recommended Shopping Spin-off
25 minutes from Holiday (53 Charles St), you can get to Bobby From Boston (19 Thayer St) if you want to treat yourself, it is a vintage store with unique pieces for women and men (prices are medium-high). Finally, it ends at The Garment District & Boston Costume (at 200 Broadway st in Mid-Cambridge, here you will arrive if you have time to spare, the nearest subway is <Kendall / MIT>), you can enter a lot of clothing from second hand for women and men at incredible prices, it is open throughout the week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (check their schedules here ).