Best of Boston

2017 Best Shopkeeper

Lana Barakat, December Thieves and Heist

This Middle East transplant’s Italian jewelry and Japanese apparel have brought a global vibe to Beacon Hill. But the best part of a trip to December Thieves or Heist just may be Barakat herself, who’s so darn fun to be around you might forget you’re shopping at all. 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-6802; 51 Charles St., Boston, 857-239-9149;

88 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-6802,