Five Boston Stores with American-Made Products
America makes more than just apple pie. Find glassware from Vermont, ponchos from Pennsylvania, and furniture from Maine at these local shops.
For the Nester
8 Union Park St., Boston, 617-424-6700, willeyboston.com.
You won’t want to just browse at Willey Boston—you’ll want to move in. Start collecting dishes for the kitchen, pillows for the living room, and throws for the bedroom, and soon your home will mimic the South End boutique’s artisanal, effortlessly elegant vibe. There’s an easy joy in the classic designs, some of which are made by the boutique’s own studio.
Must-Buy: Willey Studio “Frenchie” linen pillow, $135.
For the Outdoorswoman
Woolrich John Rich & Bros.
299 Newbury St., Boston, 857-263-7554, woolrich.com.
Apple picking. horseback riding. Patio dining. Your adventures don’t stop when the temperature drops. Avoid itchy, prickly cool-weather fabrics with a cozy pullover from Woolrich, which has been skillfully crafting its outdoor apparel with 100 percent fine-grade soft wool since 1830. The Pennsylvania-based company operates the longest continuously running woolen mill in the country—and plies its wares out of a contemporary store on Newbury Street.
Must-Buy: Double-face wool poncho, $198.
For the Outdoorsman
Ball and Buck
144B Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776, ballandbuck.com.
Located at the intersection of style and utility, this Back Bay shop stocks high-quality threads and accessories for rugged gents who like to look sharp while navigating the wilderness (or the urban tundra). And from shorts and T-shirts to blazers and gear, every single item in the store is made in the United States, with many coming from right here in the Bay State.
Must-Buy: Merino-wool throw blanket in signature plaid, $208.
For the Gift Giver
103 Newbury St., Boston, 617-450-8388, simonpearce.com.
Whether you’re shopping for a wedding or a friend’s housewarming party, you’ll surely find the perfect present at the Boston outpost of this eponymous Vermont glassware and pottery studio. Born in Ireland, Simon Pearce learned craftsmanship from his father and the trade of glassmaking from notable artisans all over Europe before taking his talents to New England. From the classic bowls to the new crystalline vases, each piece is crafted by hand, making it as unique as its lucky recipient.
Must-Buy: “Chelsea” medium glass bowl, $135.
For the Decorator
19 Arlington St., Boston, 617-224-1245, thosmoser.com.
Tom Moser launched his furniture business after mastering the lost art of woodworking. Today, his company’s elegantly unadorned dining tables, bed frames, and media cabinets—made in Maine using premium-grade, sustainably harvested cherry wood—continue to evoke traditional forms and celebrate the material’s natural beauty at showrooms across the country.
Must-Buy: “Atlantic” cherry-wood chair with vegetable-tanned leather seat, $1,300.