Black Friday shopping in Boston is one of the best ways to kick off to holiday shopping season. Last year, we took a look at some of the best places to shop and this year, we once again refresh that list. Since Boston is the hub of shopping in New England, it’s really no wonder many local shops look to entice shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. From deals to almost steals, you can get your shop on at these top places to find the best bargains at substantially reduced prices.
10 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02110
The Irish retailer’s first shop in the United States has come to Boston with the opening of Primark, located in the former Filene’s Basement space in Downtown Crossing. Here you won’t find the Running of the Brides, but on Black Friday, you will find some great bargains. From women’s fashion and accessories to men’s T-shirts and swimwear and stylish duds for kids of all ages, there is something for the whole family. They even sell home goods and beauty products so you can shop for everyone on your holiday list in one spot this season.
800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
One of the most convenient places to find some of the best deals in town is under all one roof at The Shops at Prudential Center. Located on Boylston Street, you can find everything here from Boston-related gifts to cozy pajamas on sale here. Buy some historic goodies for your out-of-town friends at the Best of Boston shop or some accessories at Brighton for the fashionable women on your list. After you have exhausted yourself with a day of shopping, stop at any of the restaurants to unwind, or head up to the Top of the Hub located on the 52nd floor for a beautiful view of the city.
100 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Who said Black Friday was all about chains? At this upscale location, Copley Place has all of the luxe goods under one roof. From the stylish duds at Nic + Zoe to the sweet treats of Truffles Find Confections, you can find some great sales here on Black Friday. Keep an eye out for special free events held here as well, i.e. runway fashion shows and style festivals.
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA 02141
With more than 100 stores at your shopping fingertips, these is one of the best places in town to find a great deal. Even better, it is located in a warm covered mall with underground garage parking. Here, you can check out deals at The Fashion Zone and Unique Accessories, all from the comfort and warmth of your car just a few stories below. For the athlete, check out House of Hoops; for the woman who loves jewelry, don’t miss Silver Paradise and for the little ones, head to Smart Toys for some great deals.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S. Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is not just for tourists, at least not when it comes to Black Friday shopping. Locals get their shopping groove on at hot spots like Boston Tote, Newbury Comics, Boston Pewter Company, Make Way for Ducklings and Irish Eyes where deals abound. After a day of shopping, head outside to check out some of the many local street performances. The Blink sound and light performance will also be underway with nightly performances through Jan. 3.
Kellie Speed is a Boston writer with more than 25 years of experience writing for local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Haute Living, The Boston Globe, Mohegan Sun’s Legends and Amtrak’s Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot’s travel site and contributed to Moon Metro’s Boston guidebook, as well.