Shopping in Boston

One, Three, or Five Custom-Made Shirts at Made II Fit (Up to 60% Off)

Made II Fit

Boston

$120 $65

Tailors take your measurements and customize well-fitting shirts

Two or Four Custom Shirts or Bespoke Suit with Option for Two Custom Shirts at BookATailor (Up to 64% Off)

BookATailor

Boston Showroom

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

$20 for $40 Worth of Women's Shoes — Luigi & Lola Shoes

Luigi & Lola

Boston

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Fine Jewelry at Bromfield Jewelers (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Bromfield Jewelers

Boston

$300 $149

Unique pieces such as estate gold, diamond earrings and rings, and chelsea clocks

$595 for a Men's Custom-Tailored Suit Package at Cuffs and Collars (Up to a $1,644 Total Value)

Cuffs & Collars

Downtown

$1,644 $595

Two-piece suits made from fine Italian wool flatter figures with custom European-style tailoring, dress shirts, ties, and cufflinks

Custom Chinos and Shirts at Custom Chino (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Custom Chino

Boston Showroom

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

Handmade Gifts at Gifted (50% Off)

Gifted

South End

$40 $20

Pieces of handblown glass, stylish watches, scarves, jewelry, wall art, and colorful tableware make for one-of-a-kind gifts

12-Month Subscription to “Kearsarge Magazine,” “Upper Valley Life” Magazine, or Both (Up to 57% Off)

"Kearsarge" or "Upper Valley Life" Magazine

Online Deal

$15 $7

Magazines highlight happenings and news in New Hampshire and Vermont; written by well-travelled but homegrown writers

$25 for $150 Worth of iPhone Accessories from The Smartphone Mall

The Smartphone Mall

Online Deal

$150 $25

A selection of more than 500 different iPhone accessories and cases

One or Two Pairs of Jeans at Boston Jean Company (Up to 53% Off)

Boston Jean Company

Redeem from Home

$159 $79

Flattering jeans made with comfort-stretch denim and emblazoned with local Boston symbols, signature grommets, and stylish embroidery

One- or Two-Year Subscription to Sustainable Food News (Up to 94% Off)

Sustainable Food News

Online Deal

$299 $19.99

News source for organic, sustainable, and natural food industry includes daily e-newsletters and archive of more than 20,000 stories

$249 for One Pair of Men's Italian Dress Shoes and a Silk Tie at Rulls Clothing From Italy ($500 Value)

Rulls Clothing From Italy

Rulls Clothing from Italy

$500 $249

Men's dress shoes imported from Italy include Mario Bruni designs, matched with an imported silk tie

$3 for $6 Groupon — LBC Pawn

La Chic Boutique

Davis Square

$6 $3

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 for $50 Worth of Adult Toys and Accessories at Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Coolidge Corner

$50 $25

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Personal and couples massagers, lubricants, and romantic accessories such as massage candles

Vintage and Consignment Apparel at Deja Vu (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Deja Vu

Newton

$50 $25

Fill your closet with clothes and shoes from top designers such as Gucci, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Free People

Four-Hour or All-Day ElliptiGO Rental for One or Two (Up to 76% Off)

ElliptiGO

Multiple Locations

$38 $10

Low-impact exercise device combines movement of elliptical machines with road-ready nature of bikes

Beer- or Wine-Making Class with Equipment, or Bartending Class at The Wine Shop of Reading (Up to 61% Off)

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

The best student-made wine and beer will be sold at local stores

Cheerleading Hair Bows at 8 Count Cheer Gear (Half Off). Two Options Available.

8 Count Cheer Gear

Canton

$20 $10

Custom cheerleading hair bows flaunt cute prints, bright colors, rhinestones, and sequins

$30 for $60 Worth of 4G and Accessories at IM Wireless Verizon Wireless Retail Store

IM Wireless Verizon Wireless Retail Store

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

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Retail store with an array of Verizon Wireless smartphones, service plans, and phone accessories

Custom-Blended Bath Products at Bath Junkie Natick Mall (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bath Junkie Natick Mall

Natick Mall

$30 $15

Eco-friendly bath soaps, salt scrubs, and lotions customized with your choice of size, color, and scent

Party Supplies or Custom Balloon Decor at Snapdragons Party & Gifts (50% Off)

Snapdragons Party & Gifts

Stow

$30 $15

Family-owned party store stocks all the essentials to host the perfect event

$25 for $50 Worth of Women's Designer Consignment Apparel and Accessories atGetModa Designer Consignment Boutique

GetModa Designer Consignment Boutique

Ashland

$50 $25

Women’s designer consignment rotating selection includes Missoni shirts, Chanel sunglasses, Gucci scarves, and Louis Vuitton wallets

$10 for $20 Clothes, Jewelry, Purses and Accessories — Black Box Boutique

Black Box Boutique

Chelmsford

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Apparel and Accessories at The Fashion Truck on Main (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Fashion Truck on Main

Westford

$20 $10

At the brick-and-mortar location of this fashion truck, browse wrap sweatshirts, day dresses, silky shirts, necklaces, and scarves

E-Cigarettes at N.E. Vapors (Half Off). Two Options Available.

N.E. Vapors

Dracut

$20 $10

Smokers & quitters puff electronic cigarettes that deliver nicotine with tar-free, flame-free & pollutant-free puffs of flavored water vapor

Bath and Body Products at Bath Junkie North Attleboro (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bath Junkie North Attleboro

North Attleboro

$30 $15

Custom-blended scrubs, bath crystals, and other products help cleanse and moisturize skin

$10 for $20 Worth of E-Cigarette Flavors at Boston Vapor

Boston Vapor

Salem

$20 $10

Puff away one flavored wisps of vapor, without the tar and smoke of traditional cigarettes

Select Local Merchants

One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since.

What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.

The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.

296 Freeport St
Dorchester,
MA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Seaport Boston Hotel in Boston (South Boston Waterfront), you'll be minutes from World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 428 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a steam room. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

1 Seaport Lane
Boston,
MA
US

The fashions may have changed since 1944, but the service and family ownership of Dependable Cleaners has remained constant. The dry-cleaning company started as a single shirt-laundry facility and has since expanded into 16 locations. The chain is now owned by a third-generation Fawcett. A few of the 16 locations offer a new addition called Style, a hand-cleaning service that treats designer and high-end garments. Expansion isn’t the only success of the company since its inception more than 65 years ago. Dependable Cleaners has garnered a number of awards, including the title of Boston magazine's Best Gown Preservation in 2008. The cleaner also proudly does its part to create a sustainable Earth by using EarthCare Cleaning Systems to clean clothing with natural, recyclable solutions that break down naturally in the environment, unlike the emotionally imperturbable Philip Seymour Hoffman. While laundering shirts, the cleaner uses biodegradable soaps and hangs newly dry-cleaned dresses, suit jackets, pants, and sweaters on recycled hangers and garment bags.

334 Newbury St
Boston,
MA
US

It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.

Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.

11 Bromfield St
Boston,
MA
US

Since 1967, BSSC has been bringing people together to hit, kick, dunk, and catch balls of all shapes and sizes. More than 45,000 players join its leagues every year to compete in 12 different sports that range from field hockey and basketball to soccer and kickball. Men’s, women’s, and coed options help every player find a team more enjoyable to play with than one exclusively made up of imaginary friends. The club helps members stay active and socialize with a variety of outdoor adventures and social events, including pub crawls.

The club also organizes longer jaunts, such as day and weekend ski trips that take groups to snowy slopes or more involved weekend and week-long trips that venture beyond state and even national boundaries. The club’s seasoned travel experts plan each detail, freeing travelers from the hassle of booking accommodations or figuring out if a country only accepts secrets as currency.

70 Leo M Birmingham Pkwy
Brighton,
MA
US

When Lou Whitney founded Twig, he wanted to offer a level of flower quality that he felt other shops lacked. Having been named one of the Best Flower Shops in Boston by CBS Boston, Twig seems to have done exactly that.

Whether the shop’s florists are artfully arranging tulips and hydrangeas into bouquets for the seasonal collection or creating custom arrangements to suit any event, they use the freshest blooms available. The selection of in-store gifts helps buyers accompany their bouquets with goods from Michael Aram, Juliska, and other quality brands. On-staff installation professionals can also create indoor and outdoor garden installations, which last longer than hiring a skywriter to draw flowers in the air.

Twig's staffers also share their passion for flowers with customers through themed floral-design workshops.

769 Tremont St
Boston,
MA
US

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