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Shopping & Services

Whether you're looking for everyday items, want to splurge in the boutique shops that line Newbury St., or are in desperate need or a haircut, here is your guide to shops and services in the Boston area.

Where to Shop in Boston's North End
Five Boston North End boutiques to find great antiques, home decor, jeans, jewelry, and gifts.

Boston Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Boston Local Gift Guide for the Holidays 2013

Top Five Boston Bookstores
Best Boston bookstores

Five Indepent Record Stores in Boston
Whether you're looking for used vinyl or CDs, these five Boston institutions are among the best independent record stores in town.

The Best Shopping Malls in Boston
From electronics, upscale fashion and jewelry, to specialty foods, local souvenirs and artistry, Boston-area shopping malls aren’t exactly your typical suburban variety. Here’s a glimpse at six of the best.

Tax-Free Weekend in Massachusetts
Tax-free weekend returns to Massachusetts Aug. 14-15 for the first time in two years. During the two-day period, all purchases made in the Commonwealth totaling less than $2,500 will not be subject to state tax, which could mean a savings of hundreds of dollars in some instances. However, there are some rules and exceptions. Here are some things...

Sunday afternoons at the SoWa Open Market
Every Sunday from May until October, the SoWa Open Market offers Bostonians the opportunity to participate in a unique shopping experience with a host of artisans, food trucks, and a farmer’s market on hand in the South End of the city.

Five Websites Featuring Offers to Save Money on Boston Nightlife and More
Check out this list of five websites featuring dining deals, where you simply purchase a voucher online. Dine out for half the price or even more by buying daily deals from these websites to save on dining in Boston.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The city's historic dining and shopping district. The official web site provides a listing of all restaurants, shops, and services that the marketplace has to offer.

Black Friday Roundup
Did you get up early to try and snag a Black Friday deal, and where did you go? What were the crowds like? Let us know.

Boston Food Truck Locations
Looking for food trucks in Boston? Here's where to find them.

Newbury Street
Home to the city's most trendy boutiques, salons, and dining establishments.

Downtown Crossing
At one time, the vibrant retail center of Boston, Downtown Crossing has lost many of the shops that once defined it. But there are still options here.

Fodor's Boston Shopping
Fodor's provides its picks for the best in Boston shopping in a wide array of categories.

Boston Retail Guide
Not sure where to start looking for what you need? This web site provides the help you desire.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The city's historic dining and shopping district. The official web site provides a listing of all restaurants, shops, and services that the marketplace has to offer.

Newbury Street
Home to the city's most trendy boutiques, salons, and dining establishments.

Downtown Crossing
At one time, the vibrant retail center of Boston, Downtown Crossing has lost many of the shops that once defined it. But there are still options here.

Fodor's Boston Shopping
Fodor's provides its picks for the best in Boston shopping in a wide array of categories.

Boston Retail Guide
Not sure where to start looking for what you need? This web site provides the help you desire.

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