BOSTON PANORAMA MAGAZINE - SHOPPING
100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, 617-621-8666. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–7 p.m. This three-level mall features department stores such as Filene’s, Sears and Best Buy, as well as more than 100 other stores and specialty shops including the largest Gap in Boston, J. Crew, Old Navy, Borders, Victoria’s Secret and more.
Copley Square, 617-369-5000. The magnificent Copley Place features more than 100 upscale stores, including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and Williams-Sonoma. A variety of restaurants, including Legal Sea Foods, offer shoppers numerous dining options. To receive a free Ultimate Shopping Excursions card, stop by one of the customer service kiosks.
THE CORNER MALL
corner of Winter and Washington streets. Open daily. One-stop shopping in Downtown Crossing. You’ll find the latest styles at shops like Discovery Imports, Bath & Body Works and Aldo Shoes. In addition, the Corner Mall features an international food court to please every palate, including Cafe La Brioche, Sakkio Japan and India Express.
THE HERITAGE ON THE GARDEN
300 Boylston St., 617- 426-9500. Call for individual store hours. This residential/ office/retail complex located alongside the Public Garden features a handful of upscale retailers, including St. John Boutique, Sonia Rykiel, Escada, Hermes, Candela Spa and Anne Fontaine.
located between Faneuil Hall and the Waterfront. Twenty-four distinctive shops surround an open court known as the Exedra, where you will always find a wide range of unusual pushcarts and entertainment events unique to this wonderful area. Within walking distance are literally hundreds of other shops, restaurants, pubs and nightspots.
THE SHOPS AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER
800 Boylston St., 800-SHOP-PRU. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The Shops at Prudential Center features over 75 shops and restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, J. Jill and Alpha Omega. It is also the launch spot for the city’s renowned tourist resource, the Boston Duck Tours.
Clothing / Accessories
799 Boylston St., 617-262-0545; 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-559-9995. Boylston: Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m.; Chestnut Hill: Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. With stores in more than 20 states and around the world, Anthropologie specializes in inspiring, upscale clothing, accessories and home decor with a vintage and global flair.
5 Newbury St., on the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 617-859-0055. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Modeled after the famed Chanel Boutique in Paris, the Boston outpost of this storied franchise offers a range of Chanel products, including a line of clothing designed by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as shoes, accessories, handbags and fragrances.
39 Newbury St., 617-424-9300. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m. A small, family-run textile business that evolved into a world leader in elegant men’s clothing, this Italian design house has focused on quality since its founding in 1910. Today, Zegna boasts the finest in menswear and is known for a vast, first-rate necktie selection.
THE GARMENT DISTRICT
200 Broadway, Cambridge, 617-876-5230. Sun–Tue 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Wed–Fri ’til 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–7 p.m. A vintage lover’s paradise, this two-level thrift warehouse sells everything from vintage Levi’s to knock-off designer dresses and ’70s go-go boots. The ambitious (or desperate) can sift through the heaping piles of the downstairs Dollar-A-Pound.
344 Newbury St., 617-867-4636; 800 Boylston, Prudential Center, 617-578-0550; 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-332-1212; 37-39 Brattle St., Harvard Square, 617-354-6043. Newbury St.: Mon–Thu 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri & Sat ’til 9 p.m., Sun noon–7 p.m.; call for hours of other locations. This popular boutique carries and array of hip clothing from trendy designers like Diesel, Miss Sixty, Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans and Blue Cult.
160 Newbury St., 617-369-0100. Mon–Wed 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu–Sat ’til 8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Street style pairs with urban chic to create this trendy Newbury boutique. Karmaloop features fashions by Paul Frank, Puma, Triple 5 Soul and Soul Rebel as well as magazines and toys. The boutique also works to spread the word about street art and culture.
KIM’S FASHION DESIGN
Copley Place, Level 1 next to Neiman Marcus, 617-267-9299; 12 Kneeland St., Chinatown, 617-426-5740. Copley: Daily 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Chinatown: Daily noon–6 p.m. Kim Pham has been a driving force in the Asian fashion industry for over 20 years. Kim’s couture, Asian-inspired apparel for both genders uses only the finest silks, with painstaking attention to detail and fit.
LIFE IS GOOD
285 Newbury St., 617-262-5068. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Brothers Bert and John Jacobs are spreading their infectious optimism with Life Is Good, which carries everything from apparel for men, women and kids, to Frisbees, beach towels, jewelry and even accessories for pets emblazoned with LIG’s distinctive stick figures.
234 Berkeley St., 617-262-6100. Mon 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Tue & Wed 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu–Sat ’til 7 p.m. Housed in a historic former Back Bay museum building, this Boston institution maintains its cutting-edge allure by offering upscale men’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, as well as women’s fashions, bed and bath items, and home accessories.
69 Newbury St., 617-267-9775. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m. Founded in 1951 and with more than 1,000 stores worldwide, MaxMara is Italy’s largest women’s ready-to-wear manufacturer. Known for luxurious fabrics, stylish silhouettes and hand detailing. MaxMara embodies the principles of truly great Italian fashion—classic design and top quality.