I moved to Boston for work a little over a year ago and have shopped on Newbury Street almost every weekend (surprising, I know). The one-mile street is lined with numerous shops, trendy cafes and various restaurants. The street starts at the end of the Boston Public Garden and is lined with top designer stores such as Chanel, Burberry, Tiffany, Valentino, etc. Then there are the more-well known stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, H&M, Zara, Anthropology, and Urban Outfitter. However, I want to share with you my top 5 favorite lesser-known boutiques on Newbury Street.
If you will be visiting and shopping in Boston or if you live in Boston, then consider checking out these stores!
LIT Boutique (Price Range: $50 – $100)
LIT Boutique is a must stop for me because they offer a wide variety of apparel, jewelry, sunglasses, décor, etc. LIT Boutique was originally located at 325 Newbury Street but they recently opened a second location on 223 Newbury Street. What I love the most about this store are the unique pieces at affordable prices especially when they are on sale! I especially like the accessories selection at the store. My favorite finds are the square mirrored sunglasses and a black leather jacket for $15!
Lou Lou (Price Range: $20 – $50)
Lou Lou is my favorite store for accessories. I can spend an hour in here just looking through the different necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, hats, scarfs and bags. There are cool little trinkets everywhere in this store and every time I visit Lou Lou, I have to constantly resist the urge to pick up more accessories.
No Rest for Bridget (Price Range: ~$50)
No Rest for Bridget is actually one of my recent favorite finds. It’s hard to tell whether a store on Newbury Street is affordable or a pricey designer that you’ve never heard of. Without this expectation, it can be intimidating to wonder into the store price-blind. Furthermore, there are so many small boutiques on Newbury Street that sometimes if a store is not well known, you will walk right past it without a second glance. Anyways it took me over a year to find this charm! No Rest for Bridget offers ~80% apparel and ~20% beauty / makeup. The apparels are different, priced affordably and are good quality!
Goorin Bros (Price Range: ~$100)
If I have to point to a single thing that triggered my love for hats it would be this Goorin Bros store. Goorin Bros was founded in 1895 and is one of the oldest hat makers in the US and is still headed by the Goorin family! The store has numerous hat styles and colorful feathers and pins to accessorize the hats. I also love how each style is offered in different sizes so the hats will fit even for those of us who have smaller or bigger heads. The hats are a little pricey but they are of great quality!
144 Newbury Street (corner of Dartmouth and Newbury Street)
I always look forward to seeing what is in store at 144 Newbury Street. This shop is a pop-up store for different sample designer sales, photography shops, jewelry makers, home décor companies, and for a while FoMu Alternative Ice Cream. Out of curiosity, I always stop by this store 😀
Thank you for reading!