Boston’s Best Boutique Shopping

October 27, 2010 8:25 AM

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We’ve heard it before—shop local! Locally owned boutiques are thriving, and we have quite a few good ones here in Boston. Here are some shops that will fit a variety of budgets and styles. – Martini Severin
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172 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116-2822

The title says it all. This is the place to buy the building blocks of your wardrobe. The prices are a bit high, but these are investment pieces that you will have tailored (this is complimentary) to fit your frame.

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301 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

Add a little street style and funk to your wardrobe. Karmaloop can be considered for a younger crowd, but there’s something in here for everyone. What’s more, they carry brands like Crooks and Society that can be hard to find in Boston.

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274 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Flock is founded by a mother-daughter team. You’ll find pieces that aren’t necessarily offered in other shops in Boston and can stand on their own while adding a bit of character to your wardrobe. They have great window displays too!

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Mint Julep

6 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138

1302 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445

Mint Julep is a wonderful place to go for cocktail dresses and of the moment—yet not too trendy—pieces.

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765 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hands down, one of the best accessories store—for both men and women—in Boston. Need a fedora, well, they have some of the best hats (for both men and women) in the city. Need cool jewelry, bag, business card case? Salmagundi’s your place.

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Uncle Pete’s

125 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

Offering, both men’s and women’s clothing, Uncle Pete’s is a great place to see some of the best clothes the fashion world has to offer. These clothes aren’t inexpensive, but they are classic enough to outlast trends.

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511 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Wonderful selection of clothing basics for men.

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Bobby from Boston

19 Thayer St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299

This here, my friends, is the mother of vintage clothing in Boston. These clothes are in great condition, the staff is friendly…it’s like shopping in a relative’s closet. The only thing that would make the experience better is if the clothes were free. Don’t you worry though, the prices are very reasonable.

Martini blogs on the Boston fashion scene at She goes in search of the latest trends and snaps shots of men and women around the city who really understand style.

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