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.
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.
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.
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!
Classic American men's styles take center-stage at this trendy boutique located a little away from the city center. Choose from a finely curated collection of dapper suits, shirts and jackets. Complement the look with the excellent selection of accessories from ties to belts. If you're looking for something customized, they offer a bespoke service that lets you choose from an array of fine fabrics and styles. Check website for more.
Busa Wine & Spirits retails in some of the best beer and wine labels. You can also shop for some amazing spirits like gin, rum, scotch and tequila.
Located in Winchester, Mamadou's Artisan Bakery is a part of a chain of specialty food shops which is renowned for its baked goods. Its flaky croissants will remind you of Paris bakeries while its hearty baguette bread will keep you coming back for more. Walnut bread, Italian bread, sourdough, multigrain bread and Ciabatta are a few other varieties of baked goods which can be found here. Grab a croissant on your way to work or take home a couple of loaves to spruce up your dinner.