Shopping in Boston

For being one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston's shopping scene is surprisingly modern. Fashionistas flock to Boston to snag the latest trends from designer stores. But there are plenty of shopping opportunities for the history buff, who will be sure to enjoy browsing the window displays of Boston's many local shops. The following suggestions highlight some of the best places to go shopping in Boston:

Check out our Shopping Map to find these shopping centers all over town.

Newbury Street

Newbury Street, Boston, MA
The boutique lover will feel right at home on the eight blocks that make up Newbury Street. Given the bustle of this shopping district, it is hard to believe that Newbury Street was once completely underwater in the Boston Harbor. Today, Newbury Street is home to such stores as Marc Jacobs, Serenella, Burberry Unlimited, Steve Madden and Mayan Weavers. Newbury Street is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon shopping.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

75 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
Proclaimed the "Cradle of Liberty" by the Founding Fathers in 1742, Faneuil Hall Marketplace remains one of Boston's most popular gathering centers. Stores such as Harley Davidson, L'Attitude Boston Boutique, Cuoio and Ann Taylor are full of fashion accessories, gifts and more. Even if you don't particularly enjoy shopping, you'll have plenty to do at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Check out the jugglers and other street performances or attend one of many exciting festivals.

Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9600
This two-story shopping center is perfect for the upscale shopper. Keep up with the trends at Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and over 70 other designer shops. Copley Place is also home to two hotels: Boston Marriott Copley Place and the Westin Hotel, conveniently located for any shopper who wants easy access to his or her favorite stores.

The Shops at Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Located near many of Boston's most popular tourist attractions, Prudential Center is a great place to stop for a bite to eat after a long and tiring day. Restaurants include Haru, Sel de la Terre, Wagamama, Poulet and more. The shopping is excellent as well, with stores like Oakley, Saks Fifth Avenue and Swarovski for visitors to browse in. After checking out the stores, be sure to catch the stunning view at the Skywalk Observatory.

Other Notable Shopping Centers:

Arsenal Mall Watertown

485 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 923-4700

Atrium Mall Chestnut Hill

300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 527-1400

CambridgeSide Galleria Cambridge

100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge MA 02141
Phone: (617) 621-8666