Best Shopping in Boston 1995

General Shopping

1995 Best Bike Shop

Okay, so they don’t have an indoor track like HighRoad. But they do have great selection, reasonable prices, and best of all, attentive sales and service help, whether you’re a...

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1995 Best Golf Shop

Pricey, but superior selection of high-end clubs, bags, shoes, and fashions, plus a commitment to sharing the wealth with worthy causes, including breast-cancer research. Check out the after-work seminars for...

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1995 Best Paper Store

Gorgeous papers, including hand-printed wrapping paper from Zimbabwe, raffia, ribbons, and a wide assortment of stamps and pads make this a shop worth seeking out. Plus, an array of wonderful...

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1995 Best Travel, Gear

From currency converters to international electrical converters, inflatable neck pillows to leg safes, plus teeny hot curlers and gizmos that emit shrieks when you’re set upon by thugs. Plus dozens...

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1995 Best Fragrances

Nearly a thousand fragrances from cutting edge to classic, Arpege to Zibeline. Plus a huge selection of bath soaps. Make sure you bring cash or a checkbook—no plastic accepted...

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1995 Best Gifts

A multi-year winner, and still the best place around for great handcrafted jewelry, hand-blown glass, terrific pottery, fabulous clocks, and other one-of-a kind items...

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1995 Best Art Supplies

Bins of brushes, passels of paints, plus everything from buttons and beads to hand-printed papers and zinc plates for etching fill the two floors of this huge art-supply supermarket. And...

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Houseware

1995 Best Garden Supplies

This longtime Boston area institution is justly famous for its vast selection of trees, plants, and gardening supplies. The original garden center, in Winchester, stocks everything from exotic specialty items...

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1995 Best Cutlery

This 200-year-old firm is the place to go for any kind of cutlery, from paring knives to cleavers to hunting knives. The downtown store has the biggest selection and most...

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1995 Best Linens, Country Print

Cruise past the first floor’s pottery and pinafore dressers to the second floor of this delightful shop and you’ll find enchanting prints designed by April Cornell in fresh spring and...

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Men's

1995 Best Men's Clothing

Superb suits, including the city’s largest selection of Ermenegildo Zegna, a vast array of ties, terrific casual clothes, and great shoes and accessories, displayed in Boston’s most architecturally interesting retail...

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Men's

1995 Best Men's Shoes

Whether it’s wingtips for work or a pair of loafers for a Saturday stroll through the Square, Cole-Haan has something for all occasions...

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Men's

1995 Best Men's Clothing, Ties

Six of local artist and designer Tony Corey’s gorgeous ties recently fetched $1,700 at the Fenway Community Health Center’s silent auction. And it’s no wonder. Many of the ties, woven...

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Men's

1995 Best Men's Clothing, Hip

Dolce and Gabbana, Moschino, Comme de Garcons, Claude Montana, Byblos, Thierry Mugler, Gianfranco Ferre, Prada, Iceberg, Giuliano Fujiwara, Chrome Hearts, and Blue System—what more could you want?

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Women's

1995 Best Lingerie

Hand-embroidered cottons from Switzerland, frothy trousseau gowns by Jonquil, sexy body suits by La Perla, and sleek silks from Valentino make this lingerie department a favorite...

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1995 Best Women's Clothing, Career

Whether your career calls for Armani suits or just well-cut khakis, Bloomie’s can outfit you in style. Special kudos to James Palazza, in Place Elegante, many well-dressed women’s secret weapon:...

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