It’s easy to spend a day on Newbury Street from local cafés and restaurants (like L.A. Burdick, Thinking Cup, and Nespresso) to endless stores and boutiques. Here’s where to shop on Newbury Street in Boston’s historic Back Bay.
Store Guide to Newbury Street
Riccardi, 116 Newbury Street
You’ll never find a shortage of interesting clothing and accessories at Riccardi boutique, run by the father-son team of Riccardo Dallai Jr. and Sr. The collection at Riccardi runs the gamut of designer brands like Balenciaga and Givenchy to newer labels like Vetements. Dallai Jr. handpicks each item they sell every season and both men are often in the store, meeting customers on the floor.
Le Labo, 129 Newbury Street
You can smell charming perfumeria Le Labo before you even get to the door thanks to its streamlined collection of candles, body lotions, and home sprays. While Santal 26 is one of the brand’s classic scents, their Rose collection is a close runner-up.
Winston Flowers, 131 Newbury Street
Brighten up your room at JJ House with the unparalleled blooms at Winston Flowers, whose flowers grace many of the buildings and homes in Boston. Stop by the 70-plus year-old family company’s original outpost on Newbury Street for a formal arrangement or a bunch of whatever flowers are in season.
Restoration Hardware, 234 Berkeley St at Newbury Street
While you might not be bringing furniture home with you, a stop at Restoration Hardware’s majestic flagship store is a must. The grand building was once the city’s Natural History Museum, and its expansive floors now glimmer with linen-clad sofas, dazzling chandeliers, and an entire lower level of children’s items.
Frye, 284 Newbury Street
Founded in nearby Marlboro in 1863, the boot brand’s new flagship opened in 2013. The rustic and industrial design—lots of wood, 19th century windows and 9,000 hand-hung harness drop from the ceiling—mirrors the rugged, yet stylish, boots on offer.
Converse, 348 Newbury Street
Globally known shoe brand Converse is actually a Boston-based company, and its local roots remain strong (there’s a new headquarters building on the waterfront along with its Newbury Street boutique). Stop by the brand’s Back Bay store to scour for exclusives collaborations or a pair of their Chuck Taylors for getting around the city.
Keep your eyes and ears open for Newbury Street’s famed pop-up shops, where brands like Kanye West’s Yeezy and New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman’s eponymous line of gear host one to three day stores.