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Put Your Best Foot Forward with Custom Kicks from Adelante Shoe Co.

Who among us hasn’t struggled to buy shoes? Maybe you can’t get the width right or your foot seems to fall somewhere between sizes—whatever the […]

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Five Local Luggage Retailers for Your Post-Pandemic Packing Needs

For a Personal Touch Harvey Traveler Inspired by an adventure-loving rescue pup named (you guessed it) Harvey, this homegrown travel brand is known for its […]

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11 Boston-Based, Black-Owned Brands to Support this Valentine’s Day

Romance may not have been your top priority during these continually strange times, but Valentine’s Day does happen to be quickly approaching. While the holiday […]

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A New Digital Marketplace Is Here to Help You Support Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

Where you buy things and from whom is a political act, and more businesses and consumers than ever are reconsidering where their spending dollars are […]

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Shop Vintage Jewelry Treasures at This Stunning Newbury Street Exhibition

There’s never a wrong place or time for jewelry, but something about an afternoon spent in collector Tiina Smith’s elegant, light-filled Newbury Street salon makes […]

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Stock up on Cozy Bedroom Comforts at These Essential Stores

FOR LINENS Frette The alpha and omega of luxe sheets, this iconic Italian manufacturer has long outfitted beds in some of the world’s top hotels—and […]

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L.L. Bean’s Fall Collection Has a Fresh Spin on the Classics

If you’re the type of purist who thinks the Bean boot couldn’t possibly be improved upon, consider turning the page now. But if you believe […]

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The Lust Lineup: Shine Bright

1. The ring: 18-karat-white-gold band with black rhodium finish and micro-pavé white diamonds, $8,600, Adamas Fine Jewelry. 2. The shoes: Clergerie “Paige” leather boots, $695, […]

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Five Stylish Winter Coat Options to Improve Your Wardrobe for Cold Weather

FOR SKI GEAR Alps & Meters Tired of the usual ski-gear options? Consider something a little less RoboCop and a little more 1960s St. Moritz […]

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Five Trendy Spots To Finish up Your Back-To-School Shopping

FOR CLOTHES WITH A CONSCIOUS Kodomo Part of the slow-fashion movement, this chic boutique features clothing made by designers hand-selected for their ethics and business […]

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How Did the Shoe Industry Get to Be So Big in Massachusetts?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at [email protected] Question:  […]

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Five Outdoor Gear Suppliers for Every Kind of Summer Adventure

FOR BEACH CHAIRS Cape Cod Beach Chair Company This is it—this is the summer you finally ditch that vinyl nightmare of a beach chair that’s […]

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Shop Custom Boards at New Hampshire’s Cedar Surf Company

There’s a perception that surfing in New England is an inaccessible sport: It takes a lot of skill, the boards are expensive, and—perhaps the biggest […]

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What’s the Future of Boston’s Retail Storefronts?

It was early March BC (Before COVID-19) when I found myself with the sudden urge to buy a certain Bottega Veneta square-toe pump that had […]

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4 Reasons Why CambridgeSide is the Perfect Summer Day Destination for the Whole Family

Parents know planning a family outing everyone can agree on isn’t easy. Whether some want to shop, relax or play, there’s a summer oasis just […]