Boston shopping

Discussion in 'shop by city' started by Fashion is Love, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. kLm

    kLm New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think you're thinking of the Arsenal Mall, in Watertown--I actually think there might be a Filene's basement over in that area, which isn't the one we were referring to. The one we're talking about is near the Atrium/Chestnut Hill, off Rte. 9 in Newton. I don't know about women's, but there was at least as much stuff at the Newton location from Louis Boston as there was at the Downtown Crossing location, if not more..
     
  2. valerie1115

    valerie1115 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    I didn't realize Jean Therapy had men's jeans... I'll have to drag my boyfriend there next time I go. He's addicted to Gap! Anyway, people are silly if they stick to only brands they know. It really ought to be about fit and the most flattering fit at that/ Anyway, I recently made the mistake of going to the Watertown Filene's Basement, and they had nothing, as usual. Anyway, has anyone tried that new boutique at the Atelier 505 building?
     
  3. ChrissyM

    ChrissyM girl who fell to earth

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    18,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes you're right! That was definitely the one I was thinking of . . . I go to school at BC and didn't even realize there was one off rte 9! It seems like I'll have to check it out too once I get back to the US :flower:

    Thanks! :heart:
     
  4. My best finds still come from Filene's Basement, but I also bought a good number of really interesting items (I'm talking a 2K+ Gianfranco Ferre silk beaded dress for $75) at a place called Sym's when they had their downtown store three or four years ago. It's another discounter like Filene's Basement except few people know they carry some good Italian designers. They still exist but in out-of-town locations. I never have the time to go out there any more, but if you're curious check them out - it's hit or miss, just like any of these stores. Here are their MA locations (from syms.com):

    560 Boston Providence Hwy. Norwood MA 02062
    (781)769-8200

    Monday- Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    216 Newbury St. Peabody MA 01960
    (978)535-6102

    Monday- Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    I'd love to hear what you thought of it, if you do go.
     
  5. boopboop

    boopboop New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    valerie, where's the Closet Consigner located?

    thanks!
     
  6. valerie1115

    valerie1115 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    CLoset consigner is located at 178 Newbury Street almost across from the other second hand store, second time around. Closet Consigner always has better stuff than second time around. I just went last week, and found a gorg. Bottega Veneta bag in amazing condition for 150! They always have a few Chanel pieces and tons of other great stuff. Let me know if you have any luck there!
    And an update, skip Fanny and Delphine's if you can... Without specifics, the owner is really rude behind the scenes and not someone you want to support with your hard earned dollars.
     
  7. ThisHollywoodLfe

    ThisHollywoodLfe New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would probably just suggest Riccardi's and Louis Boston, the prudential mall has some ok stores (Nieman Marcus, Saks, Gucci, Louis Vuitton - handbags and accessories, Hugo Boss,etc.). There is also a Barney's going in the Prudential Mall so that should help get some more variety in, but overall I don't Boston has that many great places to go, your way better off doing the five hour drive to New York.
     
  8. valerie1115

    valerie1115 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfortunately, the Barneys will not be opening in Copley for another year! Until then, we'll just have to make do with the one in Chestnut Hill, which is pretty small.
     
  9. boopboop

    boopboop New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the location, I always miss things while people watching
     
  10. ThisHollywoodLfe

    ThisHollywoodLfe New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is also the Barney's outlet in Wrentham, I've found some good deals there and its only about an hour away.
     
  11. Tallulah

    Tallulah New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    My 17 year old neice is coming to visit. She is heading off to college in a few weeks and I promised to take her shopping. She is going to Clemson in South Carolina. Having worn a school uniform for the past 12 years she is really looking forward to choosing her own clothes.

    I want to take her to Newbury Street and would like advice on what stores we should definitely hit that won't break poor auntie's bank.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Theory

    Theory New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    0
    The price conscious shopper would do better shopping in the Downtown Crossing area. Marshalls, DSW, H&M, TJMAxx, Macys, Filenes, Filenes Basement and a host of other shops which offer more bang for your buck. It's a popular area for teens as well...Newbury is kinda expensive.

     
  13. I don't see the interest of looking for Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Louis Vuitton when you come shopping to a new city. You can find those stores anywhere and they're always the same. It's like recommending that people eat at chain restaurants wherever they travel. How will you discover local flavour if you only go for what you know?

    If you want interesting shopping you will look out for unique stores selling uncommon and unique designers, and Newbury St is full of them.
     
  14. marcj

    marcj New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    I recently made a trip to Boston, as I will be living there next year. One thing struck me, it didnt seem like anyone was into fashion... Maybe I was in the wrong part of town or at the wrong time of year or whatever.... but people on TFS from Boston, please direct me to where to find chic in Boston, I am going to need to find people to shop with and yammer about fashion. Any tips, suggestions or whatever, it will be greatly appreciated. :flower:
     
  15. marcj

    marcj New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^ its sad no one replied to my thread..
     
  16. purechris

    purechris no photos, no photos

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes Received:
    0
    not familiar myself...........but Louis Boston is pretty well known and stocks some great brands

    :flower:
     
  17. faust

    faust New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had the same impression on my regular visits.
    However, we have plenty of stylish Bostonians here - Chino1z, kLm, jadovski, etc...
     
  18. Wafaya

    Wafaya Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been going to Boston every summer for the past 8 years and i have to say that there are many fashionable Bostonions around// All u have to do is hang out on Newbury Street on the weekends and pass by the Copley Place and Prudential Center where Saks and Neiman are. I am sure u will fit in and love it!!
     
  19. kLm

    kLm New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Depends on what chic is to you. For the adventurous sort, Alan Bilzerian, Louis Boston, Riccardi's, and Stel's all carry some interesting labels (all on Newbury). Other than that, there are all the regular brand-name stores on Newbury and in Copley Plaza, along with Neiman's and Saks.
     
  20. Caffeine

    Caffeine Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    0
    Welcome to Boston!
    Sorry I didn't see the post until now. Where do you live? I live in the South End and I go to Newbury street/back bay/copley square very often. Like KLM said, there are lots of nice spots. I think you will like Boston once you are familiar with it:)
    yeah I guess we can even get several people here and shop together ^_^
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"