Shopping in Boston

56% Off Custom Framed Name from Frame The Alphabet

Frame the Alphabet

Online Deal

$135 $59

Black-and-white or sepia photos of trees, signs, and other found objects double as letters to spell names or words encased in frames

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

Up to 60% Off Custom-Made Shirts

Made II Fit

Boston

$120 $65

Tailors take your measurements and customize well-fitting shirts

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

BookATailor

Boston Showroom

$198 $99

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

50% Off Women's 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

Up to 51% Off at Bromfield Jewelers

Bromfield Jewelers

Boston

$300 $149

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

64% Off Men's Custom-Tailored Suit Package at Cuffs and Collars

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

Up to 55% Off Custom Chinos and Shirts

Custom Chino

Boston Showroom

$198 $99

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

50% Off Handmade Gifts and More at Gifted

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

44% Off Adult Toys from AdamandEve.com

AdamandEve.com

Online Deal

$45 $25

Trusted supplier of adult toys and accessories for more than 4 decades; discreet shipping arrives with 3 complimentary DVDs and mystery gift

Up to 79% Off Prints from Canvas On Demand

Canvas on Demand

Online Deal

$126.95 $29.99

16”x20” textured artist canvas is gallery wrapped with prints of personal images and touched up with a professional photorealistic finish

Up to 57% Off Magazine Subscription

"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

83% Off iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 Accessories

The Smartphone Mall

Online Deal

$150 $25

A selection of more than 500 different iPhone accessories and cases

Up to 53% Off Jeans at Boston Jean Company

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

Up to 94% Off Sustainable Food News Subscription

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

Customized Collage Blanket from Collage.com

Collage.com

Online Deal

$109.99 $39.99

Soft and durable fleece blanket customized with a collage pattern of your choosing and finished with personal photos

50% Off Hair Products

Fashion Bee Hair

Boston

$100 $50

High-quality wholesale hair extensions from Indian, Cambodian, and Brazilian sources; cosmetics and haircare products

50% Off Apparel and Accessories at Caché

Cache

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colors, as well as demure neutral tones

Half Off Men's Italian Dress Shoes and Silk Tie

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

50% Off Jewelry

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

50% Off Adult Toys 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

Up to 54% Off Ski or Snowboard Tuneup or Gear

Thuro Skate & Snow

Brookline Village

$65 $30

Technicians smooth bases and sharpen edges for smooth riding on the slope, and also maintain a range of ski and snowboarding gear

43% Off Apparel at Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Chestnut Hill

$150 $85

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Boutique stocks apparel, gifts, and furnishings from across the globe

Half Off Vintage and Consignment Apparel at Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Newton

$50 $25

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

Up to 67% Off ElliptiGO Rentals

ElliptiGO

Multiple Locations

$38 $10

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

Up to 61% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Class or Bartending Class

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

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

Half Off Cheerleading Hair Bows

8 Count Cheer Gear

Canton

$20 $10

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

50% Off at IM Wireless Verizon Wireless Retail Store

IM Wireless Verizon Wireless Retail Store

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

(3)

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

50% Off Custom-Blended Bath Products

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

Half Off Women's Designer Consignment Apparel

GetModa Designer Consignment Boutique

Ashland

$50 $25

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

50% Off Clothes, Jewelry, Purses and Accessories

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

50% Off at The Fashion Truck on Main

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

Half Off E-Cigarettes at N.E. Vapors

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

Half Off Products at Bath Junkie North Attleboro

Bath Junkie North Attleboro

North Attleboro

$30 $15

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

50% Off Fine Jewelry

Northeast Jewelers

North Attleborough

$50 $25

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

$10 for 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

Commended by Boston magazine in 2008 for wedding-gown preservation, Dependable Cleaners offers a basketful of laundering and dry-cleaning services. Turn last night's unfortunate ketchup incident into tonight's food-free canvas with same-day service. Items dropped off before 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday can typically be picked up by 5 p.m. that same day, depending on the location. Though prices vary by location, all stores offer the same reliable de-staining services for dusty dresses ($14.04–$15.34), slovenly shirts ($2.54–$2.88), and pigpennish pants ($7.08–$7.98). Hide a fading summer tan with a freshly depurated jacket ($7.65–$8.52) or sweater ($7.23–$8.73). Dependable Cleaners locations can also handle unconventional vestments such as ballroom gowns, Ugg boots, and antique tri-cornered hats.

334 Newbury 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

With a meticulous attention to detail, the tailors at Cuffs & Collars draw upon centuries of Italian shirt- and suit-making traditions to build men's and women's suits from luxurious Super 150s wool and imported Italian-made pieces. The selection of summery linen blazers, jaunty gentlemen's shooting jackets, and colorful dress shirts adhere to nearly any body type, with cuts that suit everything from a slender slim build to an extra-large sleeve. Mobile teams of tailors even travel afield for custom fittings, visiting corner offices and customers' homes to ensure a proper fit without ruining a busy schedule.

Nestled near the old State House, Cuffs & Collars brings a taste of European style to historic downtown Boston. Walking into the store, visitors may easily imagine themselves in an artisan tailor's shop in Milan or Rome, surrounded by more than 2,000 fabric swatches for custom-shirting, constellations of twinkling cufflinks, and throngs of nude statues waiting for their pants to be hemmed.

9 Water St
Boston,
MA
US

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