A Doggy Bakery and Boutique, this store has everything for the pampered pet. Like most of my shopping trips, I always try seek out and find a dog boutique to stock up on new clothing, toys and treats for my little Cookie.
I had seen the "new" type of harness and leash and wanted to pick one up for her. I also picked up some great all natural treats.
What to buy: I purchased some peanut flavored all natual baked goodies, the new Puppia Soft Harness and Leash, and a few chew toys.
What to pay: The prices aren't cheap. Expect to pay above your normal pet store pricecs. The Puppia Harness was about $30 and so was the leash, the natural cookies were about $8 a bag and the chew toys ranged from about $5-$10. All for a very spoiled little girl!
I totally love this place. I swear by their "eye lash curler" the best in the market. Shu Uemuru is a speciality cosmetic store for anything a girl can want. I don't use much make-up and the eyelash curler is a must for me. I have natually long eyelashes but they need a bit of help to get them to curl.
I didn't purchase anything during this visit.
What to buy: According to their website, "Award-winning, iconic shu uemura Eyelash Curler with an exclusive design that suits all eye shapes and naturally curls lashes with out crimping them. A 2005 InStyle Best Beauty Buy and awarded as one of Town & Country's "Top 150 Best Beauty Products".
I love candles and have them all over my home and when I want to purchase something a bit special, I make sure to pick up one of the many wonderful scented candles from Diptyque. The candles are quite pricey, at about $42-$62 for a votive size candle.
Yes, you can probably find a less expensive candle in another specialty shop, (like another of my fave places, "Yankee Candles") but it isn't the same and the scents you find in Diptyque Candles are truly unique.
Stars (like "J-Lo and Beyonce" to name a few) are know to purchase these for their wonderful aromatic long lasting scents.
The candles make a great house warming or gift for that special someone.
What to buy: Candles, what else?! They also carry a selection of 12 differnet types of scented toilet waters, soaps and vinegars.
I absolutely love their lavendar, gardenia mint and freesia scented candles.
What to pay: Ranging from $42 and up.
Eight city blocks of shopping for the true addict.
What to buy: Whatever you wish! Start on the west end (the cheapest and funkiest stores) and work your way east (towards the 4star, high end shops) to find just what you're looking for.
This is the closest thing to 5th Ave in Boston, at least at the end that starts near the Boston Garden. Would be very cool to live in one of the many brownstones on this street, but they must be in the thousands for monthly rent.
What to buy: Designer duds at the Park end and funky stuff at the Mass Ave end, including CondomNation, a couple of Nepal and Tibetan gift shops, art galleries, vintage clothing and used music stores.
Newbury Street has been called the "Rodeo Drive" of Boston. Shops are quite pricey but the closer you get to Massachusetts Avenue the more reasonable they become. I went into Urban Outfitters (there is also one in NYC) and got a few things. It's a beautiful street, at least worth walking down to window shop!
What to pay: probably too much!
There are many many many small art galleries on Newbury Street, Boston. Michaelopolous is my favorite,... he is an amazing artist from Greece who first started painting houses in New Orleans, as he saw them, bright, and vibrant and ALIVE with music!! The houses appear to be able to dance off the canvas! Oh and here's his website, if anyone is interested:
Anyhow, I digress.... there are OTHER galleries on Newbury too, some independent artists like Michaelopoulos and others of groups of artists, such as at Gallery D'Orsay,......
Here's a link to what you can find on Newbury St. in Boston, the DEFINITE GO-TO street when you come here!
What to buy: ART!!
Visit the Spa, or Salon!
Clothes: see directory at Newbury St. for complete listing of all the places there!'
There ARE a even a few thrift stores like "Second Time Around"
What to pay: Oh boy.... how much do you have!?
Oak is a cute little boutique on Newbury Street that carries great gifts made by independent artists and designers. There is a huge variety for men, women & children. Most of the items are made locally, and often with recycled elements.
What to pay: There are products from $2 lip balms to beautiful handmade dresses!
Newbury Street is a street made up of eight blocks of shopping. On this street, you can find shops like Burberry`s, Agnes B., Cartier, Guess?, Brooks Brothers, The Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, Anna Sui, & Betsey Johnson. There are art galleries & antique shops as well, and restaurants. This is a great place to shop, walk, browse, & people watch. People of all ages & backgrounds come here-a great mix of people!
This is a small bookstore, but it is independently owned. My experience has been that the college-age staff is uppity and not all that pleasant to people who look like middle-age suburban housewives (I do look like that in comparison to proper Bostonians), however I may just be imagining it.
The cafe is great, though and I go here just for that.
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