The city of Boston, best known for its history, has no
reputation as a shopping center in the United States.
And the impression is not wrong. You have to pan a lot
to find the places that offer the most shopping options.
There are almost no shopping malls, let alone outlets
(the nearest is more than an hour from the center).
are, however, talking about a city in the United States!
Despite departing slightly from the pattern of American
consumerism, Boston hides some strongholds capable of
meeting the shopping needs of tourists. If you are on a
trip and your main focus is to fill bags and blow your
credit card, change destinations and run to Miami, New
York, Orlando or even Chicago. However, if you just want
to do some shopping while you're on vacation, Boston
won't let you down. After all, prices are the same at
Macy's and Apple Store across the country! If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage cell phones.
The city's most famous shopping street is
Newbury. There are eight blocks of charming
houses that house shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
The tour is great and so are the shopping options! In
addition to the most affordable brands, such as GAP,
Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Levis and Zara, Newbury
Street brings together the big haute couture stores. At
the corner with Arlington Street is where the luxury
brand parade begins: Burberry, Chanel, Valentino and
others enchant fashionistas. For those who like to mine,
the street also houses small and independent brands,
great for those who prefer exclusive models.
Extend the route to Boylston Street,
parallel to Newbury. There are the Apple
store and the mall on the ground floor of the
Prudential Center, where the Skywalk
Observatory is located. The mall is not big, but it has
a good variety of brands and restaurants, including:
Aldo, L'Occitane, Oakley, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Body
Shop and, to kill the hunger, the Cheesecake Factory.
Among the best shopping options in the region is the
CambridgeSide Galleria, in the
neighboring city of Cambridge and close to the Science
Museum. The mall has more than 120 brands and they will
certainly be able to supply a good part of their
purchases, starting with the Apple Store,
Macy's, and H&M. The
latter two can also be found in the Downtown
Crossing region, where shops are squeezed
between the city's historic buildings. It is these
regions full of rush and good opportunities. Also in the
line of high street stores, Harvard Square
and the Faneuil Hall Marketplaceoffer
options that escape the famous brands. Good for those
who want to spend little and looking for a different
If shopping in town isn't enough and your hand is
still itching for an outlet, the best option is
Wrentham Village. A member of the Premium
chain, famous among Brazilians used to shopping, this
outlet offers 170 brands. Great for those who really
don't want to leave the USA without bargaining for some
discounts. Wrentham is located 70 km from Boston and to
get there you will need to rent a car or a shuttle
service, which costs US $ 40. The price seems high, but
it is what you will save on the first jeans purchase.
Don't forget the discount coupons and happy shopping!
Apple Store, Boylston Street
A darling among Brazilians and a mandatory tour for
technology fans visiting the US, the Apple Store is also
present in Boston. There are two stores, one at the
Cambridge Side mall and the other on Boylston Street
(close to the Newbury St. shopping area). There you will
find all the brand's launches and will be able to buy
from cell phones to computers. The Boylston store is
especially beautiful. With a beautiful glass staircase
inside and a green roof (it can be seen from the top of
the Skywalk), it is the favorite of applemaniacs.
815 Boylston Street, Boston - MA - CEP: 02116
Telephone: (617) 385-9400
Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 9pm; Sunday,
from 11am to 7pm.
There are few malls in Boston, so few that the
biggest one is not even in the city, but in Cambridge.
With 120 stores, the CambridgSide Galleria is a great
option for those who are going to do some shopping. The
space is not very large compared to shopping centers in
other larger cities in the USA, however it has a good
part of the stores that Brazilians enjoy most.
Anchor brands include Macy's and Sears. For
electronics enthusiasts, Apple, Best Buy and Radio Shack
can handle a lot of shopping. If your focus is on
clothes and accessories, there you will find Armani
Exchange, Abercrombie, Aldo, Banana Republic, Gap, H&M,
Hollister, Victoria's Secret, among others. For
cosmetics, run to Bath and Body Works, Body Shop,
Sephora or Perfumania. And for the little ones there is
a beautiful store at Children's Place. After shopping,
be sure to grab a snack at the Cheesecake Factory.
Access is easy by metro and the mall is very close to
the Science Museum.
See the full list of CambridgeSide stores
and be sure to grab some discount coupons
to save a little on purchases.
100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge - MA - CEP: 02141
Telephone: (617) 621-8666
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 9pm;
Sunday, from 12h to 19h.
In downtown Boston, between Washington St. and Boston
Common, dozens of stores fill the narrow streets of the
historic area. The space is always full of people
rushing around. Between one step and another, it's time
to take a break and take advantage of one of the
promotions stamped on the local windows. The path is
almost mandatory for anyone on the Freedom Trail, so
take the chance.
The main star of the trade is a huge Macy's
store, accompanied by an H&M. Anyone
who is passionate about American pharmacies, which look
more like supermarkets, will be delighted with the giant
Walgreens installed there.
In addition to shopping, Downtown Crossing offers
good options for bars, restaurants and theaters,
especially in the Theater District area. It is worth the
tip to take a little care when circulating between the
alleys after the stores are already closed.
Washington St., Boston - MA - CEP: 02110
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Behind the historic Faneuil Hall, a large shopping
complex was built, which now houses shops and
restaurants. There are three buildings that make up a
great shopping region, especially for those who are
traveling the Freedom Trail.
The central building is Quincy Market. Built in 1826,
the place hosts dozens of varied food options that make
gourmet tourists happy. On the sides are the two new
complexes: South and North Canopy. Together, the
buildings offer more than 100 options of shops and
stalls for tourists. Local brands include Uniclo, Ann
Taylor, Urban Outfitters, Coach, Gap and Victoria's
The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is also the stage for
many presentations and is famous for the democratic
space granted to street artists.
See the complete list of brands on the
Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
1 S Market St, Boston - MA - CEP: 02109
Telephone: (617) 523-1300
Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday,
from 11 am to 5 pm.
Neighboring the University of the same name, the
region, known as Harvard Square, extrapolates the square
and proceeds to the nearby streets. The stores are
scattered and you have to walk around the area to find
them. It is no sacrifice, as the neighborhood is a
delight to be explored on foot. The shops are varied.
You'll find some big brands there, like Urban Outfitters
and Gap, but the stars are small brands, which sell
One of the stars of Harvard Square is the famous
bookstore that since 1932 has provided material for
students. The Harvard Bookstore is
among the darlings of students and has a wonderful
collection. You can also find many Harvard souvenirs
As a good university neighborhood, Harvard Square
offers several restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs at
great prices. Worth the day's tour.
See the full list of shops and restaurants
you will find there.
Cambridge - MA - CEP: 02138
Passionate about high street shopping, you can not
miss strolling Newbury Street. The long avenue is filled
with good stores, among famous, funky and exclusive
brands. In each of the red tiljolo buildings you will
find a surprise. It is a most pleasant program,
especially if the weather helps. It is difficult to keep
your eyes on both sides of the street and not miss
anything, so the ideal is to go one way and go back the
other, so there is no risk of missing a beautiful little
store that only exists there. There are eight blocks
full of great options to fill your suitcase. From GAP to
Gucci. The stores also extend to Boylston Street.
For those who enjoy outdoor restaurants and bars, the
street is also an excellent option. The specialties are
many and certainly one of them will please you.
Especially during the summer, the sidewalk tables fill
up during happy hour. Even in winter, be sure to enjoy
it. The tables pass inside, but the taste of the food is
the same. It is great for both day and night.
See the list of Newbury Street shops and
Newbury St, Boston - MA - CEP: 02116
The Shops at Prudential Center
On the ground floor of the Pudential Center, a small
mall offers some good shopping options. The variety is
not great, but it can solve last minute purchases. In
addition, Prudential is very close to Newbury Street,
one of the main shopping areas in the city. The mall has
brands like L'Occitane, Aldo, Oakley, Ann Taylor, Gucci,
Godiva, Lacoste, Sephora, Body Shop and a large
In addition to the stores, the Prudential Center
offers a good food court and some restaurant options,
such as Cheesecake Factory, Legal Sea Food and 5 Napkin
Burger. Great for after the Skywalk Observatory tour.
See the full list of stores:
- Ann Taylor
- Barnes & Noble
- Best of Boston
- Boston Sports Clubs
- Brighton Collectibles
- Club Monaco
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Crazy Dough's Pizza
- Dunkin Donuts
- Escape Salon Aveda
- Flywheel Sports
- Free People
- Great Clips
- Janie & Jack
- Kate Spade Saturday
- Lord & Taylor
- Louis Barry Florist
- lululemon athletica
- Magic Beans
- Mizu Salon
- NIC + ZOE
- Olympia Sports
- Optical Shop of Aspen
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Sidney Thomas Jewelers
- Star Market
- Sunglass Hut
- The Body Shop
- Vera Bradley
- Vineyard Vines
- White House Black Market
800 Boylston St, Boston - MA - CEP: 02199
Telephone: (617) 236-3100
Hours: Monday to Wednesday, from 10 am to 9 pm; Thursday
to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday, from 11am to