Best Shopping in Boston 1993

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General Shopping

1993 Best Gifts, Unusual

From jewelry to furniture and everything in between, this gallery has something for every taste. The hand-blown glass from thumb-size miniatures to slender Art Noveau orbs are stunning examples of...

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General Shopping

1993 Best Serendipity

A beguiling assemblage of this and that: dried flowers extraordinaire, French wire ribbons, fragrant herbs, hand-forged bells, imported soaps, pottery, and such. A great place for hostess gifts...

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General Shopping

1993 Best Shop, Charles Street, New

An eclectic collection of sixteenth- to nineteenth-century European, American, and Asian antiques, including Chinese export porcelain, all clearly labeled. Don’t miss the silk-and-velvet pillows—they’re new and expensive but beautiful...

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Houseware

1993 Best Linens

The price tags in this classy linen shop may send you into sticker shock, but it doesn’t cost a penny to browse. Ask to see the fingertip towels and cocktail...

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1993 Best Bath and Body Products

A thoughtful selection of imported fragrant soaps, lotions, and potions, plus handsome accessories for the bath, beautifully displayed. A feel-good kind of place with service that is friendly and helpful...

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Women's

1993 Best Women's Clothing, Offbeat

This small shop has a great selection of southwestern-inspired cotton dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets, pants, and shorts in coordinated colors and patterns. What’s more, everything’s washable, most items are one-size-fits-all,...

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Women's

1993 Best Jewelry Repair

Are your family heirlooms falling apart? Take Grandma’s gold jewelry to this tiny workroom, where Michael V. Micaelian will repair it meticulously for a modest fee...

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1993 Best Jewelry, Avant-Garde

This gem of a Harvard Square shop has a trendy-chic bijoux ranging from about $30 to several hundred. And the salespeople have endless patience with buyers and browsers a like...

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Women's

1993 Best Makeup, Lipstick

Choose from the huge variety of colors and textures produced by this environmentally correct (no animal testing) Canadian company. Return six empties and get a new lipstick free. They line...

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