Newbury Street is Boston’s equivalent of Rodeo Drive, albeit a bit more practical. There are high-end name brand stores, most of which are out of my price range. With that said, it is still a lovely area to stroll with a cup of coffee and do some window shopping. Here are my favorite stores on Newbury Street.
Newbury Street starts at the Boston Garden and ends at Mass Ave with the most expensive stores closest to the park. Around Christmas time, we love looking at the decorations. Just look at the feral cat problem that Cartier has.
This is my absolute favorite store for outerwear and gear. It is similar in quality to Canada Goose, but far superior when it comes to ethics. They don’t use any fur. Even the small amount of leather and wool they use is scrap that would have otherwise been discarded. They are a very environmentally conscious company that I feel good supporting.
I splurged on a thick winter coat, which is an investment that any New Englander should make. It keeps me toasty warm and even has hand warmers. Fjall Raven is also home to the Kanken backpack revered by Millennials.
This Japanese store has a wide variety of minimalist-style items from stationary to household items. There is a great travel section and I am still eyeing one of their essential oil diffusers. It’s a fun store to peruse.
Trident Booksellers and Café
With independent bookstores becoming something of an endangered species, the Trident is still standing strong. You could spend hours here flipping through books and sipping smoothies. Did I mention the cafe that serves Rao’s coffee and has an all-day breakfast menu?
L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
If you need to warm up, head into L.A Burdick for a gourmet hot chocolate. Don’t miss the chocolate penguins that are almost too cute to eat.
One of my favorite things about the city of Boston is the mix of old and new. This little chocolatier sitting in the shadow of a skyscraper is a perfect example.
I was so excited to see that Allbirds was opening a store in Boston.
Allbirds is aimed at designing environmentally friendly footwear and is considered to be the world’s most comfortable shoe. I have heard experienced travelers rave about them for years.
Rothy’s is another eco-friendly store that turns recycles plastic water bottles into gorgeous shoes designed for comfort. They are even… wait for it… machine washable! (cheers from the balcony)!
Rothy’s will be right next to Allbirds so consider this your new one stop shop for shoe shopping! Yikes, try to say that 5 times fast.
If some self care is in order, pop into MiniLuxe for a mani-pedi. It is a clean, comfortable place to relax and feel pampered.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Ok, I lived on Ramen like every other college student in America. So I thought I knew what it was all about. How very wrong I was. I finally had REAL Ramen for the first time and all I could think was “Where have you been all my life?!” So if you think that Ramen is just a 50 cent brick of noodles, guess again.
The line will be out the door, but it will move fast and trust me, it is worth the wait.
That is my round up of the best stores on Newbury Street in Boston. I have a few more favorites like Anthropologie, Madewell, Patagonia and Urban Outfitters but I am sure you know what those are all about. I wanted to tell you about the more unique places that you can’t find just anywhere.