At GirlCrew we know how to spend (a little more than we probably should) at the stores. Boston especially has some great spots and unique boutiques to spend our dollars on. But what if we have no friends to go to retail therapy with? Well luckily, the GirlCrew app has just arrived in Boston and is ready to get you all together to grab a few bargains. Keep reading to see some of the best shopping in Boston.
Shopping in Boston can’t be done without visiting an outstanding vintage store. Vivant Vintage provides affordable style to the vast Boston community. Beyond the vintage clothing and antiques, Vivant has a growing mix of artist-made products such as ABNDN and Backyard Soap Co. The store’s mission is to breathe a new lease of life and culture to the community of Boston. Need some tips on vintage shopping? We asked an expert for you.
Shopping in Boston means one thing, outlet malls. Copley Place is a really good one with over 75 stores to visit. Two levels of shopping heaven with stores like Tiffany’s, Victoria’s Secret and Barney’s. Give yourself a break and have a quick coffee stop at Au Bon Pain and maybe some croissants too. There are always great deals on at the Copley Place outlet. Make sure you check out the website for all the daily deals to get a percentage off at a certain store or see if there are any free gifts with your purchase.
Newbury Street is the spot for shopping in Boston. But shopping here is pretty expensive. You know what’s not expensive and makes everyone happy? Ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s, the two famous guys from Vermont have their own ice cream shop on Newbury Street. So while everyone is else is stress shopping, you can literally chill with a scoop of Coconut Almond Fudge Chip. And to me, that sounds so much better.
Speaking of bargains, Boston shopping Downtown has the perfect place, Primark. Primark opened its first US store in Boston in 2015. Shirts are from as little as $3 and furniture from $8, you can spend all day just filling up your basket. The Primark Beauty Range was recently approved as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
Off the Beaten Track
Yes, you can google ‘popular shopping areas in Boston’ but the majority of the time, you are going to see the same thing, outlets, big shopping centres aka tourist traps. And let’s face it, that can be pretty boring. Well, I have found some hidden gems for you. Charles St is a brick-lined sidewalk with gas lamps and historic buildings that used to be known for its antique shops but in the past couple of years, has become the choice for visitors preferring independent boutiques. The North End neighbourhood has Urban Cycles, an eco-friendly company, offering bike tours and rentals. Or if you want to escape for the day and read all your favourite authors, Brattle Bookshop is the place to be. Shopping in Boston has so many unique stores and boutiques, you will always have something new to discover.
So what do you think? Have me missed anywhere? Where are your favourite places to go shopping in Boston? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to download the GirlCrew app. And if you do go on any shopping sprees, make sure to tag us @GirlCrewHQ.