Best Shopping in Boston 2010

General Shopping

2010 Best Bike Shop

Bike lanes are popping up everywhere, but two-wheeled travel is still the underdog in this town. Thankfully, Landry’s is positioned to mainstream the biking lifestyle. The shop features a well-rounded...

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General Shopping

2010 Best Luggage

Time was, travelers could blissfully shop for haute totes and Riviera-ready steamer trunks without having to worry about overhead bins and luggage fees. But with airlines now charging for baggage...

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General Shopping

2010 Best Swimsuits

If you’re like 99 percent of the female population, chances are you’ve got some sort of phobia about swimsuit shopping. Bloomie’s helps set insecurities aside with flattering lighting, confidence-building mirrors,...

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General Shopping

2010 Best Makeup

Don’t fret the closure of Shu Uemura’s beloved Newbury Street boutique (our former fave). Just head for A Matter of Face in the North End. Unlike some bigger cosmetics chains—where...

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Houseware

2010 Best Bath and Body Products

We adore the new Louis store’s in-house apothecary, but for the town’s most expansive selection of pleasant-smelling lotions, scrubs, soaps, and salves for hands, feet, and body, there’s no place...

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Men's

2010 Best Men's Shoes

Now with four locations in Greater Boston—Natick, Burlington, Peabody, and a new outpost in Braintree—Nordstrom has the area’s most exhaustive supply of dress shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals. If this...

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Women's

2010 Best Women's Clothing, Casual

With worthy new openings like Flock, Uncle Pete’s, and Suneri, this category is getting crowded. But Stel’s owners Tina Burgos, Dave Nauyokas, and Jon Callahan keep packing their Newbury digs...

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2010 Best Vintage Clothing, Jewelry

This tiny Beacon Hill basement shop is like your great-aunt’s jewelry collection, only better (and bigger). The display cases at Twentieth Century Limited are organized by decade (1900s through the...

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Women's

2010 Best Women's Shoes

For shoe fiends, it’s hard to top Barneys’ rainbow assortment of Lanvin ballet flats, gladiators, and peep-toe Mary Janes. And that’s just the beginning. Spread out across 3,500 square feet...

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2010 Best Fine Jewelry

Shopping at most fine jewelers evokes the sorts of feelings you had on the first day of freshman year: You are definitely being judged. But that’s never the case at...

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Women's

2010 Best Handbags

While other retailers stay home and (literally) phone in their orders, LuxCouture owner Sari Brown hits the European circuit to source the next obsessed-over bag. She built a business on...

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2010 Best Makeup, Local

Newton-based Lilli Gordon has serious experience in the beauty biz: She worked for brands like Fresh and Cross before launching First Aid Beauty, her own line of fragrance and paraben-free...

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