Remember life before online shopping? Saturdays meant trips to individual stores to buy shoes, clothes, food, hardware, books, etc. (We even remember when stores were closed on Sunday.)
It’s a huge convenience to buy almost anything you want or need from online retailers and get it delivered in a day or even a few hours. But if you’re able to get around, it’s also nice to shop at and support local businesses, too. So, we’ll be publishing lists of independent and/or local stores. If you’d like to nominate a store or shop for the list, email and tell us about them!
It’s probably a good idea to check websites for each store’s hours.
1952 Centre Street
A family-owned store that has served the West Roxbury community for over 30 years. They pride themselves on hand-picking products of only the highest quality and providing personalized goods that serve as lifetime keepsakes.
2 Arrow Street
Looks has been around for 30 years. Customers are travelers, writers, yoga teachers, authors, professors, moms, professionals and women engaged in life. (Our friend Lisa loves this shop!)
Atlas True Value Hardware
1871 Centre Street
A family-owned, longtime local business
Gifts & Accessories
Loft and Vine
26 Prince Street (North End)
The Barn Family Shoe Store
25 Kempton Place
145 University Avenue
As a family-owned operation, their mission to provide fine quality jewelry and the best possible service. They have two appraisers and two bench jewelers on the premises. (Brenda’s Mom says they’re great.)