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French Lessons

Named for the Peter Mayle novel, this store intends to summon a very specific Southern European sensibility. Accordingly, there are Catherine Malandrino dresses and ornately detailed tunics.
8 Walden St., 978-369-6227

Maggie Taylor Boutique

Colorfully patterned Tibi dresses and cotton blouses by Alicia Bell are mainstays at this shop, which emphasizes sweetly preppy, everyday-wearable pieces.
83 Main St., 978-369-4800

Nesting on Main

Marrying the depth of a sprawling flea market with the edited feel of a high-end antiques store, this spot is packed with deals: There are bits of embroidery for $1, old maps, and vintage photographs of 1920s rowing teams.
44 Main St., 978-369-4133

Nicole Marie Fashion Boutique

Owned by a former personal shopper, the basement-level space has a roster of labels like See by Chloé and Tocca.
32 Main St., 978-287-1469


The just-opened second outpost of this accessories boutique—the first is up the coast in Hamilton—is lined with Sigerson Morrison flats and Rebecca Minkoff totes.
38 Main St., 978-297-0775