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Fashion & Accessories in West End & North End

William Carlton Workshop

Like something out of another era, this old-timey hat shop is littered with artifacts and antiques (including a sewing machine that is actually used to make the hats). The headgear – some of which is custom-made – i…
Shoes in West End & North End

Converse Flagship Store

Occupying the ground level of the Converse world headquarters, this flagship store has a sweet selection of its classic sneakers, including some true originals. Look for a handful of styles with Boston themes – 'Exc…
Arts & Crafts in West End & North End

North Bennet Street School

The North Bennet Street School has been training craftspeople for over 100 years. Established in 1885, the school offers programs in traditional skills like bookbinding, woodworking and locksmithing. The school’s on…
Food & Drinks in West End & North End

Salumeria Italiana

Shelves stocked with extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar, cases crammed with cured meats, hard cheeses and olives of all shapes and sizes, boxes of pasta and jars of sauce – this little store is the arc…
Clothing in West End & North End

Sedurre

If you speak Italian, you'll know that Sedurre's thing is sexy and stylish. (It means 'seduce.') The shop started with fine lingerie – beautiful lacy nightgowns and underthings for special occasions. Sisters Robyn a…
Clothing in West End & North End

In-Jean-ius

You know what you’re getting when you waltz into this denim haven. Offerings from more than 20 designers include tried-and-true favorites and little-known gems, and staff are on hand to help you find the perfect pai…
Food & Drinks in West End & North End

Bricco Salumeria

Duck down Board Alley and into this sense-piquing specialty shop. Sausages and cured meats hang from the ceiling, while the cases are stocked with fresh cheeses, handmade pastas, rich olive oils and spicy sauces. Fo…
Fashion & Accessories in West End & North End

Shake the Tree

You never know what you will find at this sweet boutique, but it’s bound to be good. This little shop carries a wonderful, eclectic assortment of jewelry by local artisans, alongside interesting stationery, designer…
Food & Drinks in West End & North End

Polcari’s Coffee

Since 1932, this corner shop is where North Enders have stocked up on their beans. Look for 27 kinds of imported coffee, over 150 spices, and an impressive selection of legumes, grains, flours and loose teas.
Food & Drinks in West End & North End

V Cirace & Son, Inc

It’s the third generation of the Cirace family that runs this North End institution. Established in 1906, V Cirace & Son carries an impressive selection of Italian wines, grappa and spirits. Other specialties in…