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Market in Downtown & Waterfront

Boston Public Market

A locavore's longtime dream-come-true, this daily farmers market – housed in a brick-and-mortar building – gives shoppers access to fresh foodstuffs, grown, harvested and produced right here in New England. Come for…
Arts & Crafts in Downtown & Waterfront

Greenway Open Market

This weekend artist market brings out dozens of vendors to display their wares in the open air. Look for unique, handmade gifts, jewelry, bags, paintings, ceramics and other arts and crafts – most of which are local…
Books in Downtown & Waterfront

Brattle Book Shop

Since 1825, the Brattle Book Shop has catered to Boston’s literati: it's a treasure trove crammed with out-of-print, rare and 1st edition books. Ken Gloss – whose family has owned this gem since 1949 – is an expert …
Art in Downtown & Waterfront

Design Museum Boston Store

The Design Museum is a pop-up museum ('Design is everywhere. So are we.'), but the museum shop is always here, overlooking the Greenway, selling quirky T-shirts, cool tote bags and attractive coffee-table books. The…
Market in Downtown & Waterfront

Haymarket

Touch the produce at Haymarket and you risk the wrath of the vendors, but nowhere in the city matches these prices on ripe-and-ready fruits and vegetables. And nowhere matches Haymarket for local charm. Operated by …
Books in Downtown & Waterfront

Make Way for Ducklings

The legacy of Robert McClosky's ducklings live on at this children's bookstore in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The friendly shop has a super selection of books and toys for little people, including many written by loca…
Jewelry in Downtown & Waterfront

Geoclassics

Geoclassics showcases minerals, fossils and gemstones in jewelry and other decorative settings. The natural beauty of the stones is enhanced by their artistic presentation. The collection of fossils – from dinosaur …
Clothing in Downtown & Waterfront

Lucy's League

Sometimes a girl wants to look good while she's supporting the team. At Lucy's League, fashionable sports fans will find shirts, jackets and other gear sporting the local teams' logos in supercute styles designed to…
Jewelry in Downtown & Waterfront

Jewelers Exchange Building

With over 100 jewelers, this historic building is the first stop for many would-be grooms. Some jewelers have retail space on the 1st floor, other less conspicuous artisans work upstairs. If you're overwhelmed by to…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Downtown & Waterfront

Revolutionary Boston Museum Store

Souvenirs with an Americana theme: woven throws featuring flags, eagles and other all-American goodness; reproductions of Paul Revere's depiction of the Boston Massacre; patriotic coffee mugs etc. The cleverest souv…