On April 12th & 13th, shops around the Back Bay area are coming together for a 'Boston Strong Shop On' Event. Participating stores will be donating a portion of their profits to a chairty that gives back to those effected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.
The members of the Back Bay community would like to "celebrate the strength of Boston with an opportunity to visit the heart of Back Bay and give to those affected by this tragedy.
Customers will be given a map of Back Bay, highlighting the following participating stores: Daniela Corte, Viselli Santoro Salon, Crush Boutique, Robin’s Candy, Reflections, Kitchenwares, Sikara & Co., and Bonobos.
Also, for visiting 5 or more of the participating stores, customers will receive a Boston Strong gift bag, featuring special offers and products from participating stores."
From 5:00pm-8:00pm, South End shoppers will receive a discount of 15%-20% from over 30 participating South End retailers!
"The stroll requires no tickets, parking is free, and a shuttle bus will transport people to and from local parking areas to the shops and restaurants.
The goal of these events is to encourage shoppers to support local businesses in the South End, enable them to experience the sights, shops and service that only small, neighborhood establishments can provide."
Some shoppers will even receive a $10 off dinner coupon if they show their receipt from a participating shop.
Some of the South End Holiday Stroll retailers and restaurants include Garage Sale, Lekker, Follain, Aquaitaine and Gaslight.
Please click here for further information on this event.
So we all know Black Friday is umm.. well intimidating if you ask me. People are everywhere, like literally EVERYWHERE! But, despite the long lines, chaos, and traffic it is worth it for many people if you can snag a great deal. I am guilty as charged when it comes to Black Friday. I go every single year with coupons in hand, and am literally the person jogging across the mall to grab my next bargain before everything is sold out. Since I am an experienced Black Friday shopper I have nominated myself to give a few pieces of advice for all of those rookie readers out there.
1. Pack a turkey sandwich the night before. Why? Because i'm sure you have an unimaginable amount of turkey left anyways, and no way you are going to waste it! Also, why would you stop for a lunch break when those minutes lost could be the very reason you don't get the newest xbox for half price!
2. Make sure your tennis shoes are ready to go. You can't wake up the entire house when getting ready in the morning, so make sure to have your entire outfit ready to go. If you want to really dedicate yourself then sleep in your clothes... I do....
3. Keep your sense of humor. A lot of people on Black Friday have plenty of potential to drive you crazy. Adapting to the loony tunes (like me) is mandatory or you will definitely lose your mind.
Now that you have my top three tips, you may just have a chance to survive. See ya in the shops folks!
If you are a true shopaholic this is my disclosure - stay away from Newbury Street. If you have made it through shopaholics anonymous, or don't fiend for fine clothes, then you should be good to go. Newbury Street is one of Boston's most chic shopping addresses mixed with elegant boutiques, funky salons and trendy galleries. It is up there in the ranks as being one of Boston's bucket list, go-to-streets.
This funky shopping street is not too hard to find. The best way to start is... take the subway to Hynes (Convention Centre) and walk back into the city. The street is full of high end shopping and many funky and alternative shops. And there are many great restaurants and cafes to be found along the street.
After leaving Newbury Street you will be dressed to impress. Your wallet on the other hand may have taken one for the team. Gotta love those team players :)