There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which includes the North Market, Quincy Market and the South 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 a popular shopping spot, 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 the customers' names and numbers if they are out of the desired stock. There are several other luxury brands' stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Armani, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as the ever-familiar Burberry, Intimacy, Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York. One can also grab a bite at one of the many restaurants within the mall. Copley Place is also connected to four office buildings and two hotels.
This small, indoor mall is an urban oasis for shoppers. The interior of the Prudential Center offers a pleasant atmosphere, with marble floors and a 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, one can 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 Fifth Avenue store in Boston is located within the famous 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 an exclusive collection of exquisite wedding accessories, including tiaras and stunning wedding gowns, among other things. One can also find some premium fragrance collections and interesting jewelry designs here. Shoppers can also check out the kids apparels and women's footwear.
Any shopper will enjoy a stroll down this street, which features eight blocks of upscale boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. On warm weekends, the sidewalks are teeming with window shoppers, street performers and overflowing outdoor cafes. Located in the historic Back Bay, much of the brownstone architecture is influenced by the Art Nouveau style of the 1920s. In addition, chic galleries and restaurants, such as Stephanie's on Newbury, attracts a well-dressed, sophisticated crowd.
A home is an extension of one's personality, and if you're looking for a chic refurbishment of yours, Twelve Chairs is the right place. Classmates and Interior Design graduates Roisin Giese and Miggy Mason join forces to create a thriving business of home furnishings and decor. Built on responsible design, their aesthetic eye combines with their experience in retail to give way to a thoughtful selection of furniture, linen, tableware, lamps and a host of decorative interiors to liven up your personal space.
One of the South End's delights is its many brownstone buildings. You can take a peek into one by visiting this great design store, housed in the front reception hall. Antiques beckon from every corner, some very persuasively; you will find high-end merchandise here including chairs, chests and writing desks. Everything is artfully arranged as a subtle advertisement for their interior design. You may well want to take the company up on this service.
This Swiss fashion house for the modern woman can be found on Newbury Street. Since 1922, the Kriemler family has been putting together magnificent collections and Boston has always taken notice of their haute couture. Halfway between conservative and cutting edge, this is where a professional woman would find power suits for the office and versatile outfits that work day or night. Designer Albert Kriemler has done his best with tapered pantsuits, smart suit jackets and streamlined skirts. The business attire here is very professional, yet feminine enough for any woman to feel classy and put-together.
Find your way to the rear of this building complex and you will be in for a treat. The fantastic exhibitions of African tribal art including deity masks, sculptures, textiles, clothing, old artifacts from Ghana and Kenya, ornate jewelry, and even a small selection of books. A wonderful place to view some of the most beautiful examples of African art in the city.
Looking for the tastiest nuts and snacks? If so, head to American Nut & Chocolate. The smell alone conjures up memories of carnivals, circuses, and ball games. There are freshly roasting peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and more. American Nut & Chocolate Company has been offering the tastiest and freshest small batch hand-roasted nuts and the most delicious dried fruits, chocolate treats, and snacks since 1927. Thanks for stopping by!
Observatory Boutique's charming store front welcomes you into it's eclectic interiors. Step inside for a wide array of designer items including furniture, jewellery, household accessories, floral arrangements and more. Opened by jewellery designer Nicole Rueda-Watts and floral designer Laura Jean Pecci, Observatory Boutique offers locally made hand-crafted unique creations. As it is constantly changing it's collections do call or check their Facebook page on current products and deals.