Everything here meets at least six of owners Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese’s 12 pillars of sustainability and social responsibility. So the urban-rustic mix—chevron-print lamps, colorful handprinted Tulu quilts—is as eco-friendly as it is pretty.
The only things sweeter than this cheery Little Italy boutique’s gifty items (ceramic cupcake plates, cute Ella Moss tops, teeny terrariums) are the famous cream-filled sfogliatelles from nearby Mike’s Pastry.
The boho-print scarves and witty, graphic pillows are found worldwide, but only at its HQ, tucked away in a serene South End courtyard, can you shop this New York–born, Boston-based line’s entire collection.
There are conical Danish candles, Finnish spa towels, French Saint James striped tees—and don’t miss this worldly general-store-esque shop’s Boston-themed typography art, created by Ms. Willey herself.
Run by two sisters, this pink-walled jewelry spot features Alexis Bittar cuffs, ’20s cocktail rings and a house line of gemstone pendants. A custom design service is particularly popular with hip local marrieds-to-be.
Open since 1925, Boston’s premier luxury store is the oldest on this list, but it’s also the edgiest, thanks to a perennially cool edit of designer labels (Proenza Schouler, Marni) and a stunning waterfront space.