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Top Choice Books in Pioneer Valley

Montague Bookmill

This place promises 'books you don't need in a place you can't find.' Luckily, both claims are slightly exaggerated. Housed in a converted cedar gristmill from 1842, the bookmill's maze of rooms are packed with used…
Top Choice Vintage in South End & Chinatown

Bobby From Boston

Bobby is one of Boston’s coolest cats. Men from all over the greater Boston area come to the South End to peruse Bobby’s amazing selection of classic clothing from another era. This is stuff that your grandfather wo…
Top Choice Books in Streetcar Suburbs

Brookline Booksmith

Year after year, this independent bookstore wins ‘Best Bookstore in Boston.’ Customers love the line-up of author talks and poetry readings, the emphasis on local writers and the Used Book Cellar in the basement. Ex…
Top Choice Maps in Cambridge

Ward Maps

If you’re into maps, you’ll be into Ward Maps. They have an incredible collection of original antique and reproduction maps, with a special focus on Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. What’s more, they print the maps…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Cambridge

Tayrona

Tayrona is named for an ancient indigenous culture that inhabited the mountains of Colombia. But the items that Tayrona carries are by no means limited to South American–influenced styles. The jewelry runs the gamut…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Streetcar Suburbs

Salmagundi

In our humble opinion, every man should own at least one fedora. And if not a fedora, some other fun and functional head-topper. If you are intrigued by this idea, head to Salmagundi, where style-mavens Jessen and A…
Antiques in Sturbridge

Brimfield Antique Show

Six miles west of Sturbridge is the Brimfield Antique Show, the largest outdoor antiques fair in North America. How big is it? This mecca for collectors of antique furniture, toys and tools takes place on 23 farmers…
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…
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…
Market in South End & Chinatown

SoWa Weekends

Summer Saturdays and Sundays are lively in the South End. Three different markets fill the art district's parking lots: the SoWa Open Market for arts and crafts, SoWa Farmers Market for fresh produce and SoWa Vintag…