As you all know, one thing we like here at Above the Plum Tree is shopping.  We take our shopping very seriously and have been known to stay in a mall for nine hours, with a thirty minute lunch.  It’s pretty much a working day, although shopping isn’t the same as being chained to a desk, is it?  Without further ado, here are our picks for the best places for shopping in the Boston area.

Beacon Hill

Beacon HillBeacon Hill

Charles Street seemed like main drag in Beacon Hill, where we stayed.  As we made our way to the Nichols Museum, (a wonderful museum tucked among beautiful old flats), we ducked into the first boutique that looked inviting.  (Don’t forget, it was a record cold day in Boston!)  The shop was Good – and not just its name!  They sell, among other things, small, dainty and gorgeous necklaces.  Sadly, we didn’t have enough time to buy one, but it’s definitely on our list of places to return.  As we left, we asked for advice on the best local coffee, were directed further down the street to Tatte.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

We nearly missed Tatte as we continued down Charles Street.  Would you take a look at all Tatte has to offer?!  Check out these pastries and coffees.  Perfection!

Tatte- PastryTatte - coffeeTatte- Pecan RoseTatte - Brioche

Beacon Hill is quaint, refined, and worth a stroll, imo.  This is more of a boutique-y area compared to the other places on our list.

Newbury Street 

Newbury Street

Loved this area!  It was almost like stepping back in time, with modern-day shops.  All the stores were housed in old brownstones.  We hit Charles Tyrwhit (love!), Zara, Anthropologie, COS (have only seen this store in NYC; it was my sister’s first time there and we noticed the jewelry is actually pretty affordable), and our favorite, No Rest For Bridget.  There is also a fabulously modern Nike store, where I picked up these babies:

Nike Kicks

The Shops at the Prudential Center

Prudential Center

Do not pass this center up.  This is where the sister person found her Club Monaco sweater that I posed about.  We also found this incredibly tasty sweet and Instagram worthy shop called Sugarfina.  We picked up the sugar cookies (slight lemon flavor), robin’s egg caramels (to die!!), and some licorice for Bianca’s el hubs.

Sugarfina - BostonSugarfina - MuahSugarfina - Candy galore

 

 

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