Shopping in Cambridge

$10 for $20 Worth of Ethical Skincare, Makeup, Hair, and Body Products at The Body Shop

The Body Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international community fair-trade suppliers

$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

Women’s Apparel and Accessories from Caché (50% Off)

Caché

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

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

$50 for $100 Toward Hair Products at Fashion Bee Hair

Fashion Bee Hair

Boston

$100 $50

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

$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

$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

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

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

$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

One- or Two-Year "Activity Maine" & "RaceME" Outdoor-Adventures Magazine Subscription (Up to 50% Off)

Activity Maine & RaceME

Windham

$19.95 $10

Magazine covers seasonal adventures, such as summer kayaking and surfing, and a comprehensive bike and road racing guide

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

Select Local Merchants

It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.

Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.

36 Jfk St
Cambridge,
MA
US

Beginning as an offshoot of Cambridge's historic textile industry and a complement to the inventive business model of By The Pound, The Garment District continues combining a repertoire of hip, quirky clothing with eco-friendly practices of recycling and consignment. The hard-working staff of 40 intercepts gently used fashions and unworn apparel before it can be carelessly thrown away or wasted on stylish scarecrows. More than 40,000 wearables don men, women, and children in modish displays of vintage, contemporary, and designer clothing, drawing in hats, dresses, shoes, and accessories from sources across the country to keep the racks stocked with millions of pounds of clothing throughout the year. Thread handlers sort through collected duds, hanging the stylishly suited on racks, sending overstock clothing to developing countries, and shipping soiled or torn clothing to a shoddy mill, where it is ground up and sent as threats to fashion designers.

200 Broadway
Cambridge,
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.

1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

A 40-foot mahogany bar dominates the space at The Spirit Bar, allowing bartenders to slide any of the 50 available brews to patrons while they watch up to eight different games on 12 televisions, including seven 42-inch plasma screens. The bar's year-round premium sports packages keep the apple-red walls echoing with the sounds of professional baseball, hockey, or college football, and it hosts viewings of every college-basketball tournament game and pay-per-view ultimate-fighting event. Dartboards and weekly pub-trivia nights help keep patrons occupied in between athletic broadcasts.

Even the menu strives for an inclusive neighborhood feel, featuring an eclectic combination of international and regional comfort foods. The cooks slather wings with one of 17 different sauces—such as chipotle-bourbon barbecue, caribbean jerk, or garlic and parmesan—and they hand-form each Angus-beef burger patty. Fried fish 'n' chips evoke the menu of a transatlantic pub, and nachos with homemade salsa and guacamole recall flavors from south of the international date line.

2046 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Born in Taxco, dubbed the silver capital of Mexico, Tis * tik's owner Perla Brito Cuevas spent her youth rubbing shoulders with local designers at her family's jewelry store. From there, Perla’s love of artisanal jewelry manifested itself in the creation of a Boston boutique where she imports wearable works of art from Mexico's most creative designers, many of whom share her Taxco birthplace. Named for a Mayan term meaning, "a warm welcome to you," Tis * tik amasses the masterpieces of artisans such as Pavel Perez, who twists pure silver into intricate earrings and rings, and Leticia Rayas, who molds real fish scales into colorful necklaces that fit into decorative boxes hand-painted with birds and flowers. Perla rounds out her accessory arsenal with vibrant handbags, some of which have been molded from recycled candy wrappers by jail inmates as part of a rehabilitation program.

54 Church St
Cambridge,
MA
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

47 Brattle St
Cambridge,
MA
US

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