There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market. French merchant Peter Faneuil gave the hall that precedes the marketplace to his adopted home of Boston in 1742. It has been called the Cradle of Liberty because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists who delivered important speeches here. The hall is now a tourist center and place to shop, but public meeting facilities are still available.
With 75 stores and restaurants to browse through, one can find just about everything within this multilevel complex. Neiman Marcus is a featured store with polite sales clerks who actually take your name and number if they are out of desired stock. There are Louis Vuitton, Armani, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo as well as the ever-familiar Burberry, Intimacy, Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York.
The selection at this used record store brings in droves of patrons looking for hard-to-find records, CDs and cassettes. Trade in your used vinyl and discs for cash or store credit because this great barter or cash program keeps the current stock fresh and exciting. Find hidden gems with ease thanks to a helpful staff and some of the lowest prices in town.
This small, indoor mall is an urban oasis for shoppers. The interior offers a pleasant atmosphere, with marble floors and glass ceiling. Slaves to fashion will appreciate the selection of upscale clothing shops. Design shops, stationery stores and gift boutiques are also on hand. For tickets to Boston Duck Tours, get in the line that forms in the center of the atrium. Dining includes Legal Seafoods Restaurant and the renowned Top of the Hub. For a quicker meal, the food court has plenty of cuisine to choose from. A bank, post office and market are also on premises.
The Saks store in Boston is located within the famous The Shops At Prudential Center surrounded by a variety of leading restaurants and other attractions. The fashion clothing store is an attraction in itself and home to famous brands like Prada, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and many more. The store boasts of an exclusive collection of exquisite wedding accessories including tiaras and stunning wedding gowns among other things. You will also find some premium fragrance collections and interesting jewelry designs here. Don't forget to check out the kids apparels and women's footwear too!
Much like the town of Brookline itself, The Children's Book Shop is multicultural, literate and, of course, family-friendly. There is a wide collection of fiction and non-fiction to browse with over 28,000 titles in stock. Topics include parenting, foreign languages, art and race relations. The young adult selection does not condescend; it offers good literature that teenagers can appreciate. Younger children are sure to find a good bedtime story or two. The store also sells books on tape, music tapes and stuffed animals.
Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a branch of the iconic Newbury Comics chain. This quirky space is full of vinyls, CDs, comics, rare records and other pop and movie paraphernalia. They also have toys, tees and more if you are looking for some unique items.
Bromfield Pen Shop, established in 1948 by Joe Hamburg, is now run by his grandson Fred Rosenthal. Choose from an exquisite collection of pens from high-end brands like Cross, Cartier, Parker and Pilot. Fountain and ballpoint pens are featured in vintage designs as well as modern ones. The store also specializes in repairs and personalized engravings to make a statement with every written stroke.
T.J. Maxx in Downtown Crossing is your one-stop shop for almost everything you need. This trendy boutique has a fabulous collection of designer apparels and accessories for women. And all these fashionable clothing comes at a reasonable price that are lower than most department stores. Following the latest trends, their selection keeps on updating every week. So if you into fashion and are on a tight budget, this is one of the best options for you.
If you love shoes, then DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse - Downtown Crossing is definitely worth a visit. You will find a wide range of footwear for women, men and kids. From sandals, wedges, pumps to slip ons, boots and shoes, their products are of good quality and top shoe-designers. Everything is moderately priced, so you can buy at least a couple of them.
Located in the Boston Public Market, Boston Honey Company is a store which sources all its products from a family-owned apiary in Holliston. Along with pure and unadulterated artisanal honey, the shop also sells a number of other honey and beeswax products like candles and skin care products. The honey in itself comes in a wide variety of taste, texture and color, according to the flower source and the weather in which it is produced. Visit this store for the best honey products or simply browse for gifts and gift packs to give a friend.