Indulge in retail therapy during your next visit to Boston. Our W Insider suggests the following up-and-coming boutiques to shop the hottest runway looks:
36 BROMFIELD ST.
Tucked away in Downtown Crossing, Blank Label is making off-the-rack a thing of the past. Visit their industrial chic showroom to design your own custom suit, and expect a delivery with fit guarantee as soon as 7 days later. Now that they have all your measurements why not shop for a custom fitted shirt from your sofa?
211 NEWBURY ST.
Designer Daniela Corte brought her atelier to a gorgeous Newbury brownstone for Boston's discerning lovers of fashion. Fall in love with Corte's impeccable separates and signature legging bar. Her Resort/Swim collection has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, three years running!
6 CLEARWAY ST.
Hidden at the back of a convenience store, Bodega is a destination for the ultimate Insider shopping experience.
Look for limited edition sneaker collaborations you can’t find anywhere else - except Tokyo, where they opened a pop-up boutique last spring.
711 BOYLSTON ST.
The Tannery’s unique store-within-a-store concept allows guests to experience each brand’s complete line or “story” as it changes each season. Close brand partnerships make The Tannery among the first in the nation to get the newest, hottest styles. Shop for ootwear, cutting edge athletic equipment, apparel, outerwear, and "extreme products" for all ages.
116 NEWBURY ST.
Experience Lekker Home’s unique selection of furniture and home décor for a taste of modern design that challenges the norm. This family-owned lifestyle store showcases hard-to-find European brands such as Ethnicraft, Asplund, and Ercol in addition to well-known Canadian and American brands.
51 CHARLES ST.
Heist, sister store to December Thieves (3x Best of Boston winner), is located on Charles Street in the historic and prestigious neighborhood of Beacon Hill. With a focus on limited run, design-oriented independent brands, and a daring edit in apparel, jewelry, accessories and home décor, store owner and former jewelry designer Lana Barakat scours the globe for only the most unique emerging designer brands to fill the racks and shelves of her curious and romantic storefront.