Just outside Porter Square, not far from the shopping center and Red Line station that bear its name, there’s a stretch of Mass. Ave. thickly settled with independently owned shops, each with a particular niche: Susanna for women’s clothing, Joie de Vivre for colorful, quirky gifts, Raspberry Beret for vintage finds, Abodeon for stylish housewares, Wardmaps for prints and MBTA-themed […]
Prospect Street’s going to be a little less bright come July, when the quirky, eclectic gift shop Shine closes its doors. After three years just outside Central Square (106 Prospect St.), the funky boutique, lovingly curated by founder and owner Emma King, is shutting down as its stylish, fearless leader makes a move to the west […]
Like so many in Greater Boston, the majority of Cantabrigians rent their homes. While this cuts down on some headaches—property taxes, landscaping—not all landlords welcome our furry friends as residents. So to satisfy your thirst for canine cuddles, we’ve collected a smattering of shops around town where friendly dogs help cash out customers. Keep your […]
Next week, the Central Square Business Association and New England Open Markets plan to issue a formal press release for the first-ever Central Flea, an outdoor, Brooklyn Flea-style market that’ll bring artists, vintage dealers, musicians and more to the square. But in the meantime, the NEOM team thought they’d make a Facebook event the organizations could use to drum […]
We tracked down the best gifts in town for just about everyone on your list in our 2016 local gift guide. Happy shopping!
Here’s a gift just for moms and dads: a shopping guide specifically tailored to the needs of the most frazzled and time-strapped among us.
Summer LuLu’s handmade teething jewelry is by moms, for moms—and it’s catching on with appreciative parents everywhere.
Which is the best Cambridge bike shop? Where in the city can you get the finest thrifted finds? Read on to learn which local stores took home top honors in the shopping category of this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards.
When Marty Ostrow was walking through Central Square in June, he was heartbroken to see one of his favorite stores, University Stationery, was boarded up. Ostrow had been a patron of the office supply store for years and had always worried that the small, mom-and-pop shop would go under like so many others. But to […]
A medical marijuana dispensary called Sage Cannabis is coming to the city soon—but in the meantime, the staff at GYOStuff is having some fun and making some headlines with its current promotion, which promises customers “Free Pot With Qualifying Purchase.” Obviously, GYO is giving away receptacles in which to grow your greenery, not dishing out free sticky icky. Because while […]
On March 31—almost one year to the day after Cambridge city council voted 8-1 in favor of the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance—the city’s ban officially goes into effect. No longer will you be able to stash your purchases in a single-use plastic bag; instead, you’ll have to BYO (or pay a minimum of 10 cents for each paper […]
For the cool kids who know just where to get the most off-the-wall, unique clothes, nothing impresses more than a great find from a different decade—and Cambridge has more than a few places to choose from if you want to hunt down pieces that will make your wardrobe pop. Whether you’re punk or polished, kicking it near […]