Best Shopping in Boston 1991

Children's

1991 Best Video Store

The customer-service orientation of this new mom-and-pop (and son) store ought to be a model for others. We love the 24-hour movie-drop-off box and the drive-through pickup window. A popcorn...

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General Shopping

1991 Best Bookstore

Once you get used to the misleading name (it’s stationary), the atmosphere (warehouse style), and the system (books listed by publisher), this is a browser’s haven. Most books are 20...

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General Shopping

1991 Best Makeup

We love the way they use herbs and plants (cucumber in a cleanser and aloe in some lipsticks), the recycling program, the championing of socially correct causes, and the whole...

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1991 Best Skin Care

Everything about Madeiros’s facials is done right, from the back-and-neck massage to the gentle cleansing process that goes on and on. And the things other salons do wrong are blessedly...

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Houseware

1991 Best Furniture

Enjoy the selection—from the classical quality of Baker to the stark modernism of Jay Spectre; and the style—the four separate showrooms show off the talents of the store’s designers...

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Women's

1991 Best Jewelry, Hip

Direct from the land of the lambada, handcrafted brass, beads, crystal, stone and silver baubles—all at department-store prices. Even a few skimpy bathing suits, if you dare...

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