SHOPPING

Great Boston shopping is unique and inspiring in the South End. Wandering through the handful of streets which make up our neighborhood, you'll find fantastic jewelry, incredible home stores, fabulous galleries, artisan cheeses, and many other inviting store fronts.

 

Our favorite South End shops include:

LEKKER
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1317 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-542-6464

Offering home furnishing products that are original, made of quality materials, exhibit design, inspire and make you think. Providing unique products that can't be found elsewhere.

HUDSON
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Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118-2189
617-292-0900

The perfect place to wile away an hour on a Saturday afternoon - duck in during a stroll in the South End - and explore every nook to find a perfect finishing touch for any spot in your home. Wide offering from gilded patterned bedding & cushions, Kobo candles, and vintage itemsto more preppy chic with Dash & Albert floor coverings.

CASA HOME
DESIGN
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460 Harrison Avenue
617-654-2975
Boston, MA 02118

The Casa Design showroom is like your dream apartment, if you happen to dream of smooth lines, sharp corners, and fabulous lighting. With an affordable selection of modern and contemporary lighting, kitchens and baths, and furniture for the home.

POLKA DOG
BAKERY
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256 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-338-5155

The Polka Dog Bakery is something that could only be made popular in the South End of Boston. A bakeshop for dogs? Who would have thought that was a good idea? But the Polka Dog Bakery bakes up all sorts of appetizing-looking cookies, cupcakes, and doggy treats, all without salt or sugar so they are safe for Fido.

ARS LIBRIS
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500 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118-2439
617-357-5212

Ars Libri maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts.

MICHELE
MERCALDO
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280 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-350-7909

Michele Mercaldo is a sought-after contemporary jewelry designer involved in production jewelry, wedding band commissions and custom work. Her studio is located on Shawmut Avenue and is known for its creative, thoughtful display windows.

LOOC
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12 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-357-5333

Stocking lesser known brands picked up everywhere from New York to Paris to Nantucket you will see the impeccable taste of two Boston gals! Don't pass up the beauty bar, the monogram/ribbon room or anything else!

LAURA
PRESHONG
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558 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-236-7660

Exclusive jewelry, accessories and artwork available from local and international designers. One step into this cozy-yet-cool space invites everyone, from the urban to the conservative, into finding something that celebrates his or her individual style.

MICHELLE
WILLEY
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8 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-6700

Home accoutrements and design to simplify living.

RESTORATION
RESOURCES

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1946 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-542-3033

Owner Bill Raymer salvages architectural antiques and authentic period pieces, ornamental elements and original house parts throughout New England. He displays these unique wares in a 6000 square foot showroom.

AUNT SADIE'S
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18 Union Park
Boston, MA 02118
617-357-7117

Aunt Sadie's is a South End establishment. It is pretty kitsch (as some of our guests would say) and a little nostalgic. Do not be fooled, this shop has more than candles. This store has personality and heart.

UNIFORM
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551 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-247-2360

A men's store for contemporary lifestyle clothing, skincare and accessories.

SOUTH END
ATHLETIC
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652 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118-1211
617-391-0897

Keeps us fashionable while being fit. Forget your running shoes at home? Or maybe you just need a few more reasons to break a sweat. Stop by this shop.

GIFTED
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2 Dartmouth St Boston
Boston, MA 02116
603-494-8391

Not just a jewelry store! We are a gift store that has lots of items for men, women, babies and pets. We specialize in handmade gifts that any recipient would love.

SOUTH END
FORMAGGIO
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268 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-350-6996

The South End Formaggio is not to be missed for anyone who claims a love affair with artisan cheese. This tiny gem offers up cheese samples, gourmet foods, pre-made, delectable sandwiches and other goodies.

BRIX WINE
SHOP
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1284 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-542-2749

Brix specializes in the hard to find bottles in a pleasing atmosphere. They hosts wine tastings many Fridays from 6 - 8 pm.

DUTCH CANDY
SHOP
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V518 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116-6311
617-338-0233

Did I just walk into the Hazel and Gretel witches cottage, only backwards? The outside of this place is just a dusty brown/grey exterior on Tremont, but walk inside and WOAH! Candy drips from the ceiling, like literally!

JEM
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470 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-391-0490

The sunlit shop (with seriously bright blue walls) doubles as a showroom for owner/furniture designer Jane Miller, who uses repurposed wood and metals from around New England in her massive pieces.

OLIVES & GRACE
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669 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-236-4536

Unique and charming petit gift shop specializing in local products and creations. Put together your own stylish gift basket from fine local creations.

BOSTON FLOWER
MARKET
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591 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-357-7009

One of the prettiest flower stores we have ever entered! And there is so much more here than flowers, enjoy displays of fountains, scents, ribbons and candles. Visiting here is like walking into a fantasy secret garden.

OLYMPIA FLOWER
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1745 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-262-2000

This is your best bet for value if you are having flowers delivered to Clarendon Square.

LOTUS DESIGNS
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547A Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-262-7031

Gorgeous flowers, lovely, unique, interesting and generally fabulous arrangements and smiling staff. What's not to love?

STATE STREET
BARBER
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1313 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-753-9990

An old-fashioned barbershop with contemporary style and convenience.

ESCAPE HAIR
SALON
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53 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-423-1350

LAN NAILS
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583 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-9977

MY NAIL SALON
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669 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-482-5500

OKW
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631 A Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-266-4114

A fashionable upscale women's clothing boutique that offers stylized designer fashion created on-site. These Boston fashion designers use premium-imported fabrics. The store also contains a local art gallery.