Boston Shopping Guide

Cambridge

Passport

As its name suggests, this brand-new Harvard Square addition, owned by a recent business-school grad, is committed to all things travel. The essentials are here—cashmere wraps from White + Warren, Hayden-Harnett weekenders, itsy packs of stain remover from the Laundress—but what makes Passport so brilliant is the clothing. There are multitasking, wrinkleproof staples from Love Ya-Ya and Twinkle by Wenlan that truly streamline the packing process.
43 Brattle St., Harvard Square, 617-576-0900

Stil

The Chestnut Hill mall is home to a just-opened Cusp (the wildly popular offshoot of Neiman Marcus), the best area Barneys New York, and the largest location of Stil, a local chainlet. Owner Betty Riaz hunts through Scandinavia to fill her racks, loading up on established names like Camilla Staerk, as well as nascent talents such as Heartmade and Rützou. It's all mixed in with separates from a handful of other, more familiar-to-the-States lines, like Ports 1961 and Maloles.
199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-527-7845; plus other locations

Abodeon

Abodeon offers up an always-interesting mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, home accessories, jewelry, and gifts. Among the offerings: '60s-era chrome lamps and butterfly chairs, sterling silver bracelets, and rings handcrafted in Mexico.
1731 Massachusetts Ave., 617-497-0137, abodeon.com

Products: Vintage, Jewelry, Antique, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique, Single Store

History

Owner Rachel Hirsch pulls in a reliable selection of pristine vintage, which she arranges by decade and prices very reasonably.
1693 Massachusetts Ave., 617-868-5400

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Vintage
Type of Store: Boutique, Single Store

Marimekko

The Finnish design company's first freestanding outpost is filled with bright, bold textiles, clothing, and home accessories.
350 Huron Ave., 617-354-2800, marimekkocambridge.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Jewelry, Antique, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique, Chainlet

Nomad

A far-reaching selection of globally sourced art and textiles can be found at this lively imported-goods locale, along with garments from homegrown names, including Plenty by Tracy Reese and Nanette Lepore.
1741 Massachusetts Ave., 617-497-6677, nomadcambridge.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Jewelry, Decorative/Lighting, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique, Single Store

Oona

Just outside Harvard Square, this tiny shop is packed with dresses from the '60s and '70s, leather jackets, and tons of covetable jewelry, bags, and accessories, including feathered hats, ladylike '50s fur shawls, and colorful plastic bangles from the '80s.
1210 Massachusetts Ave., 617-491-2654

Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique, Single Store
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