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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Boston: Shopping on Newbury Street and Massachusetts Ave

The Boston Tea Party, Crispus Attucks and The Boston Massacre, The Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, and so on and so on are the events and places that usually come to mind when Boston, Massachusetts is thought of for most people. But wait, this is me that's typing! As much of a history fanatic as I am, sometimes when only given a few hours in a new city, I skip the museums and hop on-hop off bus tours and do what I do best: SHOP 'TIL I DROP! And to my credit, this trip to Boston was more about giving than taking (buying). The trip was planned as a new baby gift to my friends who've just had twin girls! I gifted them 5 nights of nanny service so they could get a few more hours of sleep. As my reward, I was able to sneak out for a few hours to bike through Boston shopping my tail off! With the few hours I had, I visited thrift and vintage stores on Massachusetts Ave and new clothing boutiques on Newbury Street. Check out my delightful discoveries below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for location details and a list of shops I wish I'd had time to visit.

I made it across the Charles River bridge on Massachusetts Ave on my rented Hubway bike. The bike rental system is super easy and cheap to use!
This store is chock full of summer goodies: printed tees, tanks, denim shirts and jackets, maxi skirts, and open knit sweaters. 
Notice the YOLO sign. I love it! You Only Live Once
This boutique has two locations on Newbury Street, one is a bit larger than the other. 
All of my favorite colors to wear-coral, turquoise, and peachy nude!
I was torn about which dress to purchase so I decided on these Irregular Choice shoes instead. On sale $50! Blue is my new POP color. Now I just have to find a bag in the same color. 
Dresses, dresses, and more dresses!!! And a few pieces of jewelry and other complementary items. 

For some strange reason I couldn't find one clothing item that spoke to me enough to purchase it here. But I continued to browse and chat with the shop attendant....keep reading...
I wanted to put my bags down, sit cross-legged style with a cup of iced tea and just stare at this mural all afternoon long.
The perfectly dressed couple! 
And then I saw this.....*takes a deep breath* This is by far one of the most unique pieces that I've ever purchased IN MY LIFE!! $30=priceless
Goodwill: $5 shirt and $6 lavender, suede skirt- YES PLEASE!
I thought this was a joke. As I'm checking out I see a brown and black pair of size 8 (I'm a 7 1/2) YSL suede pumps and my mouth dropped. I was thinking "Wait, but I'm in Goodwill." And the plot thickens. They were in pristine condition and were only $30. "I'll take them both!", says the oh so savvy shopper. The brown pair ran a bit big so I gave them to the new mommy! Fashion karma is real...

Brandy MelvilleOnline Shop!
Lit Boutique: Website!
Lipstick Boutique293 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Phone:(617) 267-6900
Goodwill520 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone:(617) 868-6330
Oona's: Website! 1210 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone:(617) 491-2654
Other Vintage Shops:
Bobby from Boston: Dubbed the best Men's Vintage store in the country!
The Garment District: Website! 200 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Phone:(617) 876-5230

1 comment:

  1. Seems like you are having a nice trip so far. I also like the shoes you bought. It would be better to buy a different color bag to go with these though!