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Brookline Booksmith
Nicole Popma

Bookstore

Brookline Booksmith

The book clubs, small-press titles and award-winning kids section tell only part of the story at Coolidge Corner’s indie mainstay.

279 Harvard St., Brookline (617-566-6660) brooklinebooksmith.com
  • Antique Store

    Cambridge Antique Market

    From the outside, Cambridge Antique Market may not have the panache of the antique shops lining Charles Street, but this treasure trove certainly has the goods to warrant a serious visit. 

    201 Msgr. O’Brien Hwy., Cambridge (617-868-9655) marketantique.com/cambridg.htm 
  • Booze Époque

    Cocktail Caterer

    Booze Époque

    Longtime friends Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn have come a long way since conceiving the idea for a traveling cocktail service while at Burning Man (yes, really).

  • Wild Folk Studio
    Holly Rike

    Floral Studio

    Wild Folk Studio

    Wild Folk Studio owner Caroline O’Donnell, a self-taught floral designer who opened her Somerville sanctum in 2013, has been busy of late.

    32 Crescent St., Somerville (617-315-8997) wildfolkstudio.com 
  • Furniture Store

    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams hits that sweet spot between classic and contemporary, mixing midcentury modern aesthetics with fun flourishes and eco-friendly, American-made upholstery.

    142 Berkeley St., Boston (617-266-0075); additional locations in Burlington and Natick; mgbwboston.com
  • Boston General Store
    Nicole Popma

    Gift Shop

    Boston General Store

    From gardening tools and shaving essentials to gourmet edibles like Bee Raw Honey and filet mignon beef jerky, this Coolidge Corner shop is stocked with all kinds of finds from small-batch makers.

    305 Harvard St., Brookline (617-232-0103) bostongeneralstore.com
  • Studio Carta
    Sarah Silbiger

    Hidden Gem

    Studio Carta

    Tucked away at the tail end of a row of craftsmen storefronts, Studio Carta provides the perfect finishing touch to any project:

    97 Boylston St., Brookline (617-730-3788) angelaliguori.com
  • Hudson
    Kent Dayton

    Home Boutique

    Hudson

    Jill Goldberg’s keen eye has kept Hudson thriving for the past decade, curating a mix of decor that draws on the classic prep of her native New England and California cool from her years spent in LA.

    12 Union Park St., Boston (617-292-0900) hudsonboston.com
  • Kitchenwitch JP
    Nicole Popma

    Kitchen Store

    Kitchenwitch JP

    Kitchenwitch JP makes no promises about improving performance (that’s on you), but it does stock a creative assortment of colorful kitchenware (blinking ketchup and mustard bottles, anyone?) to help you have some gourmet fun.

    671 Centre St., Boston (617-524-6800) kitchenwitchjp.tumblr.com
  • Moving Company

    Safe Responsible Movers

    Musicians are used to heavy lifting—but local musician Chris Amaral moves a lot more than guitar gear.

  • Market Stalls at Boston Design Center
    Ben Gebo

    New Addition

    Market Stalls at Boston Design Center

    Once a resource reserved for design professionals only, the Boston Design Center now welcomes the public inside its renovated second floor, which was recently transformed into an antique market.

    1 Design Center Place, Boston (617-449-5501) bostondesign.com
  • Pantry
    Nicole Popma

    One-Stop Shop

    Pantry

    This Washington Square grocery ups the meal-kit game, offering preportioned ingredients for 20-plus recipes from chef/owner Amanda Mayo and local toques, available in store and by delivery.

    1622 Beacon St., Brookline (617-487-5209) pantrystores.com 
  • Little Lovage Club
    Adam Broun

    Parent Resource

    Little Lovage Club

    A large South End space awash with natural light, Little Lovage Club is a different kind of baby boutique.

    778 Tremont St., Boston (617-651-2620) littlelovageclub.com
  • Deep Thoughts JP
    Alaina Stamatis

    Record Store

    Deep Thoughts JP

    Sandwiched between a barbershop and a salon, Deep Thoughts JP satisfies a different sort of headspace.

    138 South St., Boston (617-522-3587); 89 Norfolk St., Cambridge (617-661-0708); deepthoughtsjp.com
  • Marathon Sports

    Running Store

    Marathon Sports

    Whether you’re a power-walking newbie or a 10-mile regular, Marathon Sports staffers go the extra mile

    671 Boylston St., Boston (617-267-4774); additional locations in Brookline, Cambridge, Wellesley, Yarmouth and elsewhere; marathonsports.com
  • The Paper Mouse

    Stationery Shop

    The Paper Mouse

    Opened in November by the team behind Felix Doolittle stationery, the Paper Mouse is a love note to the art of letter writing.

    1274 Washington St., Newton (617-928-9898) thepapermouse.com
  • Henry Bear’s Park
    Nicole Popma

    Toy Store

    Henry Bear’s Park

    With four locations and 40 years in business under its belt, Henry Bear’s Park is a go-to for quality bath toys, art supplies, picture books, board games, science kits and plush playthings in the Boston area and beyond (the team opened a Providence shop in April).

    Porter Square Shopping Center, 17 White St., Cambridge (617-547-8424); additional locations in Arlington and Brookline; henrybear.com 
  • Boozy Classes

    Trend

    Boozy Classes

    Cocktail-fueled craft classes are taking over local bars and moving far beyond painting lessons.

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