Rachel Green says “whatever the problem is, shopping is the solution”. Problem or no problem, a vacation surely calls for a shopping spree. One of the greatest walking cities of the US, Boston has a number of interesting shopping arenas that you can explore on foot. Whether you are a brand-fanatic or like the cheap street stuff, Boston has it all for you. Besides the usual markets and malls, here are 5 must-go-to shopping spaces that you should keep in mind when in Boston.
Set up in a sleek location, Concepts features the latest branded products for skaters. If you are a fan of street culture fashion, this place has the best of Vans, Nike, and other branded footwear and apparel for you. The products here also include designs from legends like Comme Des Garcons and Margiela in the fashion industry.
Ball and Buck
A part of the limited edition collabs, Ball and Buck is a place that has the finest accessories, threads and other Americanized objects that men would love. The store also has its own private line of fashion accessories to complement collections from Dickies, Wolverine, and Baxter skincare. What stands out about this store is that it promotes domestic employment, which adds to the local flavor of the store.
Is street wear your thing? Then Bodega is the store you must visit. A secret Snapple entrance takes you to the store – the perfect place for all street fashion enthusiasts visiting Boston. The place is usually swarmed with students and budget shoppers, which perhaps explains its proximity to universities in the city. The place has a cool collection of sneakers and jackets from Super and Dr. Romanelli. If you are looking for something old, try the vintage Cazal eyewear available in the shop.
Bobby from Boston
Vintage fans have yet another shopping destination to explore in Boston – Bobby from Boston. It is an exclusive men’s store offering everything vintage – from cool apparel, jackets to accessories. The store also has a ladies’ section filled with really attractive accessories, bags and more. The ambiance of the store is another thing that vintage-lovers will appreciate.
Sowa Open Markets
Open markets rule when it comes to budget shopping. So the next stop for budget and vintage shopping is the Sowa vintage and open markets open on Sunday. The markets attract not only tourists, but also localities every Sunday. The market features a wide range of locally handcrafted products and antique products that vendors from around the city have to offer.
All you need to do is carry a wad of cash and you can get great bargains at the year-round vintage market. In October, you can also checkout the farmer’s market, food and fashion truck gatherings and the artisan’s sale.