Shopping in Boston

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A visit to Boston isn't complete without a day of shopping. Tour Beantown's best shopping neighborhoods and you'll be sure to find something to tickle your fancy.

Copley Place

Right in the heart of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood lies Copley Place, an upscale shopping mall extraoirdinaire. The mixed-use complex includes two levels containing 100 high-end retailers including Tiffany, Gucci, Williams Sonoma, Louis Vuitton and the single Neiman Marcus in all of New England. The shopping center also includes an 11-screen cinema and several restaurants. For those who prefer to stay close to the shopping, there are two hotels onsite: The Westin Hotel and The Boston Marriott Copley Place. 100 Huntington Avenue

Downtown Crossing

The crowded retail shopping district at Downtown Crossing promises to have something for everyone. Stroll along the pedestrian-only road while window-shopping, or stop for a snack at one of the many eateries.  The Downtown Crossing shopping area is anchored by Macy's and Filene's Basement. A bevy of jewelry, health and beauty, clothing, accessory, book and music retailers dot the streets in between. Since Downtown Crossing caters to commuters working in the financial district, most shops close early. Washington & Winter/Summer Streets

Newbury Street


Newbury Street, also located in the Back Bay district, is known by Bostonians as the trendiest and somewhat upscale shopping area. The cluster of stores on Newbury Street begin at the Public Garden and end at Massachusetts Avenue to the west. Art aficionados can visit galleries such as Galerie d'Orsay, the Arden Gallery or Axelle Fine Arts. Book lovers can stop by Family Treasures Bookstore. Fashionistas can stop by shops such as Barbour, Betsey Johnson, Ecco or Kate Spade. 1-332 Newbury Street

Prudential Center

Located at the base of the historic Prudential office tower, the bustling Prudential Center mall boasts over 75 shops. Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue are the two department stores that anchor the mall.  Stop by Ann Taylor or Club Monaco They are surrounded by a bevy of shops of different styles and sizes. Lovingly nicknamed "The Pru" by the locals, this mall offers not only the best in shopping, but a variety of services including a barber shop, health club, shoe-shine, and locksmith. While shopping at the Prudential Center, make sure to check out the Prudential Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor for magnificent 360 degree views of the city of Boston. 800 Boylston Center
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