Best Places to Shop in Boston, MA

Here’s my take on some of the best places to shop in Boston. Whether you are a local or a tourist I hope this list helps you out. Let us know each store is doing too!

1. Newbury Street- Newbury St, Boston, MA. Newbury Street in Boston is the city’s major upscale retail destination. Filled with great shops, restaurants, and Boston charm, this is favorite amogst residents and visitors alike.

2. The Shops at Prudential Center- 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199. The Shops at Prudential Center is not only conveniently located, it also one of the most popular mall on the East Coast. With dozens of popular retail stores, as well as a good variety of restaurants, The Shops at Prudential Center is the perfect one-stop-shop for the whole family.

3. Harvard Square- Mass Ave at Peabody St, Cambridge, MA 02138. Harvard Square shopping in the pinnacle of grace and elegance, with wonderful stores, dining, and entertainment, right in the heart of Cambridge.

4. Downtown Crossing- 59 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111.
The Downtown Crossing is a famous shopping district in Boston, with wonderful sales on fantastic merchandise of every kind, not to mention great walking, dining, and entertainment.

5. CambridgeSide Galleria- 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge MA 02141.The CambridgeSide Galleria is a great shopping area in Cambridge with a great selection of fabulous shopping options as well as great dining. Stores include Sears, and Borders.

6. Copley Place Mall- 2 Copley Pl, Boston, MA 02116. Copley Place Mall in Boston is a high-end shopping center, with such famous brands as Gucci setting up shop here. A perfect place to shop and do lunch, the Copley Place Mall adds elegance to Boston.

7. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market, Boston, MA 02109. The Fanieul Place Marketplace is the oldest market in the Boston area, with its wonderful shopping condusive for any lover’s of the city’s seaside charm.

8. North End- Boston, MA 02109. The North End in Boston is the perfect combination of sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment.

9. Atrium Mall- 300 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The Atrium Mall is a fabulous shopping center just outside of Boston, renowned for its wide selection of famous retailers and great restaurants.

10. Mall at Chestnut Hill- 199 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The Mall at Chestnut Hill is a fun place to shop with youthful and popular stores combined with seasoned and mature boutiques. Filled with entertainment and even eateries, this mall is the perfect place to spend an afternoon boosting the economy.
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BostonShopper Feb 03, 2012
Nothing against malls and shopping centers, which can be great sometimes, but don't forget that Boston also has a ton of awesome one-of-a-kind local boutiques scattered all around! You can use a guide like or you can just pick a neighborhood and see what you find!
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DahtNiqqaa Sep 01, 2013
mattapan & dorchester too lmao
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BarbaraScofidio Feb 12, 2014
Don't forget Charles St, the most authentic local shopping experience in the city! Here's some info: This hidden gem of a street, with its brick-lined sidewalks, gas lamps, and historic buildings, used to be known for its antique shops but in just the past couple of years has become the choice for visitors preferring independent boutiques. Among the latest additions are Dress, which just relocated from Newbury Street; noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts, with 100% New England-made goods; That's It!, contemporary gifts; North River Outfitter Sport, which joins NRO Kids and NRO; Exclusive Jewels; and Artifaktori,a vintage store that relocated from Somerville. Also brand new: Third Thursdays, a themed event where stores open until 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Be sure to walk down one side and up the other so you don't miss anything, because signage is quite understated, in keeping with the historic nature of the neighborhood.
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