Best Bargain Hunting In Boston

November 17, 2010 9:52 AM

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Who doesn’t love finding just what you’re shopping for, at a discount price? No matter what you’re shopping for, there are bargains to be found in Boston.
The Garment District

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The Garment District

200 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-5230
www.garmentdistrict.com

Consignment shopping is always hit or miss, and pays off best if you have the time to sort through the throw-aways to find the treasures. Their designer racks at this Kendall Square shop are worth sorting through. Twice a year they hold 50% off sales, and Garment District is always a hit for Halloween or a theme party. As for the $1.50/pound pile – yes a large pile of clothing strewn on the floor – you’ll either love it or hate it.

DSW Shoes

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DSW Shoes

385 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 556-0052
www.dswshoes.com

An absolutely enormous selection of shoes and boots awaits the shopper who enters the DSW in Downtown Crossing. You’ll find the latest styles without sacrificing comfort as you do at some other discount shoe stores. Sandals, boots, sneakers, evening stilettos, you name it, they carry it at a reasonable price. Don’t skip their clearance section which is usually well-stocked with steep sales.

So Good Jewelry

349 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 259-1053
www.newbury-st.com

Wear your sunglasses when walking into So Good, to guard against the bright, colorful sparkles. Let’s preface this by saying, this is not the place to shop for high quality jewels that you expect to last a lifetime. It is the place to find fun, funky costume jewelry to spice up a specific outfit. If you’re craving a new necklace, chunky bracelet, or trendy hair accessories, step inside.

TJ Maxx

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TJ Maxx

350 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 695-2424
www.tjmaxx.com

OK, yes. This is a chain store you can find almost anywhere. But this one is smack dab in the heart of Downtown Crossing – a.k.a. Boston’s discount shopping central. It’s one stop shopping for your wardrobe and housewares. Shoppers at this location say the clothing and handbag racks are stocked with more designer labels (Theory, Juicy Couture, Coach to name a few) than other TJ’s.

Brookline Booksmith

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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 566-6660
www.brooklinebooksmith.com

The used book basement at Brookline Booksmith is well stocked with a huge selection of gently used books of all genres. Want an even better deal? Stop by the counter first to sell your own used stock for cash of store credit. On your way out, the section of novelty gifts on the first floor is irresistible.

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