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Lavender Home & Table

Why shop at a chain store? At Lavender, linens, candles, and other tabletop wares are culled from independent European vendors. And while a French country vibe pervades the shop, it’s not all rustic; sleek and modern looks abound as well. If you can’t outfit your abode with accents from your own adventures, this exotic home store is the next best thing.

173 Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-1102,