Five Great Shopping Boutiques Near Boston’s Theater District
Feel like a little shopping near the Theater District? Step outside The Kensington and pick a direction: You’re situated perfectly between the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Beacon Hill. Here are some of our faves.
Bling. From statement stilettos to cowboy boots, Moxie stocks products from the designers you love: Tory Burch, Frye, Kate Spade and dozens more. You’ll think you’re only window shopping until you spot that Rebecca Minkoff bag or Kimmeron pendant. The store’s lush offerings are made that much better by fun, peppy staff who seem genuinely happy to help you. 51 Charles Street. 617-557-9991.
Girly. Cibeline Sariano’s elegant stylings flatter your curves, but work for the workplace, too. The best part? Her most popular styles are reversible, so you get two for the price of one. All of her designs are cut and produced in Massachusetts and New York. The store carries a lovely complement of jewelry and handbags, too. 120 Charles Street. 617-742-0244.
Manly. If you’re a hunter-gatherer type — or you like pretending to be — Ball and Buck is your go-to place for “hunting-inspired Americana.” Cool jeans, supple leather and accessories like high-end lighters and switchblades abound. The place even has an attached barbershop where you can get an old-school shave and a haircut. 144 Newbury Street. 617-262-1776.
Glam. If you’re readying for a red-carpet affair, visit Serenella for an eye-popping expedition into the world of European fashion. Sought-after but hard-to-find styles just off the runway, from the designers who make you drool. 134 Newbury Street. 617-262-5568.
Classy consignment. Second Times Around’s buyer/owner has an eye for fantastic pieces — along with a wealth of well-to-do consigners who adore the place and bring in their best goods to sell. High-end designers are everywhere you look, and the space is arranged beautifully for a shopping experience that feels much more upscale than resale. 176 Newbury Street. 617-247-3504.
Of course, while downtown Boston has boutiques aplenty for the jet-setters among us, shoppers in search of one-stop-shopping — or a deal — find lots to love at Macy’s in nearby Downtown Crossing.