Best Bath in Boston

2015 Best Bath and Body Products

WaterSpot

Natick

By the time you’re ready to pick a vanity, medicine cabinet, and towel warmer for your new washroom, it can feel like you’re drowning in options. This expansive Natick outpost,…Read More

2014 Best Bath and Body Products

Follain

This pretty, well-appointed South End apothecary caters to your beauty needs, but with a conscience. Owner Tara Foley selects only the healthiest and most environmentally friendly products, including locally made…Read More

2013 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

At Fresh—where shelves are sparse but gracefully arranged, and all the products are silky smooth and lusciously scented—quality reigns over quantity. Our favorite indulgence? The Brown Sugar Body Polish, a…Read More

2012 Best Bath and Body Products

Lush

Boston

Here’s where you’ll find the perfect impromptu pick-me-up between spa visits. All of Lush’s products are handmade with earth-friendly ingredients—think: organic bananas, avocados, and ground almonds—so you can fully relax…Read More

2011 Best Bath Supplies

Linens on the Hill

Boston

What transforms a bath from washroom to “ahh, spa”? It’s the plush stuff. So forget the dorm-quality superstore towels, or the humdrum catalog toothbrush holders. Offering luxe robes, scented soaps,…Read More

2011 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

There’s skin care, and then there’s skin-care shtick. Thankfully, lab coats and “cosmeceuticals” have no place at Fresh, which keeps our lips pucker-ready and our skin smooth and smelling divine….Read More

2011 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

There’s skin care, and then there’s skin-care shtick. Thankfully, lab coats and “cosmeceuticals” have no place at Fresh, which keeps our lips pucker-ready and our skin smooth and smelling divine….Read More

2010 Best Bath and Body Products

MiniLuxe

Boston

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…Read More

2008 Best Bath Supplies

Billie Brenner

Boston

A veritable font of bath-related knowledge, Billie Brenner has been in the high-end fixture business for 40-some years, and today presides over her Design Center showroom with her daughter, Robin….Read More

2008 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

Going on a fashion bender along Newbury can leave even hard-core shoppers feeling a tad wilted. Good thing Fresh is close at hand: With white-tiled walls and elegant white fixtures,…Read More

2007 Best Bath Supplies

Boston Design Center

Boston

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, whose bathroom looks like a dorm-room stall? Not yours—not after a spree at the Design Center. With 12 bath showrooms—open to the public via a…Read More

2007 Best Bath and Body Supplies

Sabon

Boston

In the world of cosmetics—full of synthetic chemicals you can’t pronounce and futuristic plastic packaging you can’t dispose of with a clear conscience—the soaps, scrubs, and other skin-care products from…Read More

2006 Best Bath and Body Products

C.O. Bigelow

Boston

Cracked elbows, oily T-zones, and damaged locks all require different care routines, which is why C.O. Bigelow fills its floor-to-ceiling shelves with enough creams, soaps, balms, masks, and bath salts…Read More

2006 Best Bath Supplies

Boston Design Center

Boston

Those cracked tiles aren’t going to fix themselves. But a visit to the Boston Design Center’s 10 bathroom-focused businesses will. Once open only to professionals, the eight-story design mecca now…Read More

2005 Best Bath Supplies

Waterworks

Boston

Waterworks’ assortment of beautiful tiles, stylish showerheads, and adorably petite powder-room sinks will inspire you to overhaul every WC in your house. And the luxurious niceties—plush towels and robes, fresh-smelling…Read More

2004 Best Bath and Body Products

Waterworks

Boston

Essentially a shrine to all things bath-related, Waterworks stocks handcut crystal sink accessories, refreshing grapefruit and ginger soaps, seductively quilted robes, and chrome faucet spouts so shiny you can see…Read More

2003 Best Bath Fixtures

Waterworks

Boston

The more private a space is, the more luxury it deserves. Enter Waterworks, a shrine to beautiful bathrooms whose Newbury Street shop and Boston Design Center showroom are filled with…Read More

2002 Best Bath and Body Products

Waterworks

Boston

Your bathroom never had it so good. Every inch of Waterworks is dedicated to the senses, and every item—each perfectly placed and folded—is luxury incarnate. The sweet aroma of French…Read More

2001 Best Bath Fixtures

Waterworks

Boston

This is the temple of clean, with every element of the bathroom represented, from stylish faucets to plush bathrobes and towels. The shop specializes in handcrafted pieces ranging from traditional…Read More

2000 Best Bathroom Fixtures

Splash

Newton

Ahhh, that most private of private places where you retreat to soak your day away (or read the Sunday Times)—the bathroom. Going to Splash fulfills a plethora of bathroom fantasies:…Read More

2000 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

To consider Fresh simply an emporium specializing in soap is cleanly missing the point. This Boston-based business has revolutionized the beauty product industry with its French milled soaps, perfumes, skin…Read More

2000 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

To consider Fresh simply an emporium specializing in soap is cleanly missing the point. This Boston-based business has revolutionized the beauty product industry with its French milled soaps, perfumes, skin…Read More

1999 Best Bath and Body Products

Fresh 21st Century

Boston

This is a store devoted to pampering and designed for those who are partial to a good tub soaking. Fresh is stocked with more tan 300 French milled soaps, oils,…Read More

1999 Best Bath Fixtures

Waterspot

Framingham

Feel like having an interactive bathroom experience? Waterspot recently opened a 4000-square-foot show room featuring state-of-the-art displays and a selection of the most current products available, from Kerns-Wilcheck, Porcher, Grohe,…Read More

1998 Best Bath Fixtures

Splash

Newton

You could quite feasibly get lost as you wander from room to room. Wait… there’s the gang-waterfall-shower-stall, so you’re almost back to the front door. In addition to configurations you…Read More

1997 Best Bath Fixtures

Hydro-Therapy Bath & Spa Showrooms

Brighton

If you think you’ve got a mind-warping job, how about the folks at Kohler and American Standard who get up every morning and name toilets? The Wellworth, the Hamilton, the…Read More

1997 Best Bath and Body Products, Soap

Fresh

Boston

Leave the hubub of Newbury Street behind as you step downstairs into this olfactory paradise. Having a bad day? Pick up a bar of bergamot-scented soap to restore your spirits….Read More

1996 Best Bath Fixtures

Splash

Newton Highlands

When the Newton showroom expansion opens in September, Splash will have the most extensive and by far the sexiest bath fixtures anywhere in the Boston area. Besides Kohler and American…Read More

1994 Best Bath and Body Products, Hair Care

Sally Beauty Supply

Brookline

They don’t carry perfume or makeup items, but for the professional and the do-it-yourselfer, Sally stores have the best selection of hair-care products around…Read More

1993 Best Bath and Body Products

Nuts About Beauty

Boston

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…Read More

1989 Best Bath and Body Products, Hair Supplies

Status

Boston

Pomades and pom-poms that give even the lowliest locks class…Read More

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