Shopping in Leicester

52% Off at Annie's Book Stop

James St.

$25 $12

Used books in hardcover and paperback, plus children's books and greeting cards

50% Off

Worcester

$20 $10

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

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Multiple Locations

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 54% Off All-Natural Products

Leominster

$40 $19

The shop's team boasts more than 30 years of experience working with natural and organic products

Half Off Women's Designer Consignment Apparel

Ashland

$50 $25

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

50% Off Vegan Cosmetics at The All Natural Face

Framingham

$30 $15

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Mascara, eye shadow, lip gloss, and lotions crafted from natural ingredients with no animal byproducts

Up to 57% Off Fused-Glass Jewelry Class

Maynard

$75 $35

Fused-glass jewelry class teaches guests to make their own unique artwork, such as earrings, pendants, and dishes

50% Off Custom-Blended Bath Products

Natick Mall

$30 $15

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

Up to $900 Toward Mattresses at Mattress King USA

Westwood

$600 $299

Competitively priced selection of brand-name mattresses from Simmons and Therapedic; all purchases include a 10-year guarantee

46% Off Haircare

Holyoke

$39 $21

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

Half Off Vintage and Consignment Apparel at 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

Multiple Locations

$38 $10

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

50% Off Clothes, Jewelry, Purses and Accessories

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 Tuxedo Rentals

West Springfield Town

$155 $77

Tuxedo rentals—which include a vest, tie, shirt, and cufflinks—prep men for proms, weddings, and other formal occasions

Select Local Merchants

For more than 20 years, Master Hobbies has packed its shelves and display cases with a cache of hobby supplies ranging from R/C cars and planes to plastic model kits. Today, R/C helicopters and planes ($39.95+) hover over pint-size plastic ($12.95–$29.95) and die-cast ($19.95–$59.95) models of cars, military vehicles, and ships that ferry Lego men across bathtubs beset with hazardous ice cubes. Model rockets ($9.95–$29.95) count down to their assembly and launch, waiting to streak across the skies in the colors of individual paints ($1.59+) or full paint sets ($14.95). Always eager to cultivate new interests, the store's eclectic hobbyists guard an arsenal of airsoft guns ($29.95+) and paintball ammo ($14.95/bag) and can order any special items by tying a 1/10th-scale form to the leg of a carrier pigeon.

565 Main St
Cherry Valley,
MA
US

Inside the fully-automated facilities at Pepin's Auto Wash, machines lave vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With today's deal, customers can select either the touchless wash, which uses high-pressure jets of water to cleanse vehicles, or the soft-touch wash, which banishes dirt with polishing brushes. In either case, a soapy undercarriage wash launders caked-on mud from the car's hard-to-reach belly, and a heated or tepid presoak loosens the grip of gluey sap deposits and toy cars clinging to the exterior out of admiration. Spurts of triple-foam polish restore the automobile's youthful luster, evoking the car's memories of carefree joy-riding and playing hooky from driver's ed. Two rinses eliminate all evidence of lather, and a translucent smear of double-bond Teflon shields outer surfaces from sticky particles of dust and grime.

1500 Main St
Leicester,
MA
US

Every spring and summer since 1985, the green thumbs at Everlast Nursery have helped transform neighborhood lawns into verdant backyard escapes. A vast cornucopia of plants and colorful blooms awaits to fill home containers, window boxes, and hangers, including a selection of “proven winner” annuals favored my most home gardeners in a recent taste test. A healthy selection of trees and shrubs is also available to help fill bare spots in home landscapes, as is a full range of gardening supplies that help ensure plants thrive in their homes.

1894 Main St
Leicester,
MA
US

The staff at Smarty Pants Consignment Shop fills their boutique with gently used clothes to fit mothers-to-be and preemies through size-12 kids, as well as books, toys, and baby equipment. Maternity tops ($4–$10) and pants ($9–$14) easily accommodate expanding bellies, and infant and children's pajamas ($3–$6) keep little ones warm during nightly visits of dreams and tiny particles of silica. Novice and expert walkers lace up pairs of shoes and sneakers ($3–$10) as novice and expert readers leaf through a library of colorful books ($1–$5). Among the more than 200 items added to the stock each day, highchairs and swings ($19.99–$59.99) suspend babies in a stationary or metronomic manner.

850 Southbridge Road
Auburn,
MA
US

38 Southbridge St
Auburn,
MA
US

Concrete Wave brings a slice of California style to the Northeast. For more than 20 years, the shop's primary focus has been skateboarding. In addition to stocking decks and boards from makers such as Alien Workshop, Zero, and Original Longboards, Concrete Wave sells skate shoes and clothes from Nike, DC, Vans, and Volcom, among others.

Despite the emphasis on skating—which extended to the opening of a partner skate park in 2008—the shop is also as passionate about powder as an enthusiastic makeup artist. Technicians in the board shop tune up snowboards in preparation for the winter snow season and also sell boards, boots, bindings, and apparel from brands such as Salomon, Vans, DC, and Dakine.

54 W Boylston St
Worcester,
MA
US