Scout’s seasonal gift guide is already all about shopping locally, but what about shopping green? Cambridge Recycling just released a gift guide of its own—highlighting 24 local secondhand stores that sell a variety of items, ranging from books to cameras to vintage bikes and jewelry. The guide features furniture and home goods stores including Abodeon in […]
What Happens When You Shop Local? Did you know that when you shop locally, three times as much money stays in your home city compared to when you shop at a chain? That’s because local business owners are more likely to utilize other local services, like a lawyer or an accountant, according to Cambridge Local […]
Gift Shop: Black Ink 5 Brattle St., (617) 497-1221 blackinkboston.com Jewelry: Rebekah Brooks Jewelry 17 Brattle St., (617) 864-1639 rebekahbrooks.com Read our article on Rebekah Brooks Jewelry here. Eyewear Shop: Eye Q Optical 12 Eliot St., (617) 354-3303 eye-q-optical.com Record Shop: Cheapo Records 538 Massachusetts Ave., (617) 354-4455 cheaporecords.com Hardware Store: Tags Hardware 29 White St., (617) 868-7711 tagshardware.com […]
Best Jewelry 17 Brattle St., (617) 864-1639 rebekahbrooks.com When you consider Rebekah Brooks’s childhood, it’s not hard to understand how she became a jewelry designer. “I was raised by hippies in the woods,” she says. “They’re both artists, my parents are sculptors. I went to art school, I blew glass for a while, but I […]
In need of gift ideas? Look no further. We’ve put together some of the best gifts from around the city so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list while supporting your local stores.
MEN’S CLOTHING: Drinkwater’s If you agree that “trendy never lasts,” then Gary Drinkwater’s eponymous shop—with its high-end fabric, custom shirts, gorgeous suits and personalized care—is tailor-made (sorry) for you. No one leaves this Porter Square store looking less than perfect. 2067 MASS. AVE., (617) 547-2067DRINKWATERSCAMBRIDGE.COM WOMEN’S CLOTHING: Susanna Bohemian cool meets urban chic at Susanna, where […]
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 […]
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.
Ah, it’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is theoretically getting colder. Soon it will be time for you to either run around town trying to get gifts for all those special someones or break down and order everything online at the last minute. Well leave the running […]