Shopping in Boston

For those of you who favor urban chic, the traditional and classic, or upscale funky, our shops and stores are certain to please. The quality and versatility of our imaginative boutiques, eclectic galleries, and prestigious department stores are only rivaled by our distinctive shopping districts where you can browse the glass-enclosed arcades at Copley PlacePrudential Center, and CambridgeSide, meander the open-air Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Legacy Place and Patriot Place and seasonal artisan pop-ups and stroll the brownstone boutiques and shops along Newbury and Charles Streets. The re-emerging Downtown Crossing is bustling with stores, restaurants, theatres, kiosks, and well-regarded chain stores such as Macy’s. All are easily accessible on the traffic-free pedestrian mall along Washington, Summer, and Winter Streets. 

Designer and brand name outlet shopping is within easy reach at Assembly Row in SomervilleWrentham Village Premium OutletsMerrimack Outlets in southern New Hampshire, and the Kittery Outlets right over the border in Maine.

Another shopping gem is our wonderful Museum shops, where you can find the perfect keepsake or gift. For the more adventurous, unique finds await you in the specialty stores, quirky gift shops, and independent retailers in the more residential neighborhoods of the city.

With no sales tax on clothing valued under $175 and only a 6.25% sales tax on everything else, it's like there's a sale every day. Plan your Boston shopping spree here.

Events & Markets

Haymarket May 25


Visit Haymarket, the oldest open-air market in America, on Hanover Street to purchase fresh and affordable fruit, produce, meat…

The Current at Seaport May 25

The Current at Seaport

The Current, a pop-up village located on Seaport Boulevard, hosts a seasonally rotating selection of pop-up shops and the latest…

SOWA Open Market May 26

SOWA Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is one of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets in Boston. With a variety of regional and local…

SoWa Vintage Market May 26

SoWa Vintage Market

Located downstairs at 450 Harrison Ave, the SoWa Vintage Market is Boston's weekly destination for antiques, collectibles, vintage…

Downtown Boston Arts Market May 30

Downtown Boston Arts Market

The Downtown Boston Arts Market delights the public with a great variety of local artisans. Every Thursday and Friday from 11 am…

Boston Women's Market Summer Series Jun 02

Boston Women's Market Summer Series

Join the Boston Women’s Market in the beautiful Upstairs Rotunda in the famous Quincy Market the first Sunday of every month April…

Made With Pride Market Jun 02

Made With Pride Market

Get into the spirit at Time Out Market Boston on Sunday, June 2nd where a market extravaganza awaits! Celebrate Pride Month and…

Maker's Market at Boston Landing Jun 13

Maker's Market at Boston Landing

With the weather getting warmer, were bringing our makers & artists back to Athletes Park on Thursdays as part of our summer…