Black Friday shopping is right around the corner, with some places kicking off the sales as early as midnight on November 28th. So, where are some of the best places to visit for Black Friday in Boston? Here is a look at some of the most popular spots for Black Friday shoppers.
Located in the Back Bay neighborhood, Newbury Street features trendy boutiques, individually owned shops, national retailers and internationally known designers such as Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Chanel and Marc Jacobs. The area also features high-end consignment shops such as The Closet, Second Time Around and Zara as well as the Swedish retailer H&M. In addition to offering clothing shops, Newbury Street also boasts bookstores, antique stores, furniture stores, jewelry stores and art galleries.
Located just one block away from Newbury Street, Boylston Street features national brands, international boutiques, unique local shops, department stores, mid-range and big-box retailers and discounters. The sporting goods emporiums of City Sports and Eastern Mountain Sports are located on Boylston Street, as is an Apple Store. Other stores located here include Anthropologie, Marshalls and Frette.
Also referred to as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market features more than 100 stores and pushcart shops to explore. These include big chain stores, international brands and local shops, including Ann Taylor, Orvis, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Gap, Build-A-Bear, Victoria’s Secret, Crabtree & Evelyn, Nine West, Harley Davidson and Crate & Barrel. While shopping at Quincy Market, you can also enjoy the many restaurants, pubs, historic sites and street performers that the area has to offer.
Situated across the Charles River, the CambridgeSide Galleria boasts approximately 120 stores and boutiques anchored by Sears, Macy’s and Best Buy. Other shops located at CambridgeSide Galleria include Banana Republic, Club Monaco, Made in Brazil, Aeropostale, Old Navy, Timberland, Ann Taylor, Benneton, Bebe, Gap, H&M, Apple Store, Brookstone and Game Stop/EB Games. Visitors to the CambridgeSide Galleria also enjoy strolling through the area’s park-like setting, which includes a lovely pond.
Found in the Back Bay neighborhood near Copley Square and Newbury Street, Prudential Center is known for its upscale shopping opportunities. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, Prudential Center boasts a mix of top stores and boutiques, with other shops including Ann Taylor, J. Jill, 344, Mango, Lacoste, Lululemon, Vineyard Vines, Sephora, Vera Bradley, Gucci, Pandora, L’Occitane, GameStop, Swarovski and Teavana. Prudential Center also features restaurants, an expansive food court, a street-level supermarket and a variety of carts and kiosks featuring handcrafted items.
Wrentham Premium Outlets
While Wrentham Premium Outlets is located about 35 miles south of Boston, it offers some of the biggest discount shopping opportunities New England has to offer. Boasting approximately 170 high-end and luxury discount stores, the shops at Wrentham Premium Outlets typically offer discounts ranging from 25 to 50 percent off the retail price. Some of the stores found at Wrenthem Premium Outlets include Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Bloomingdale, Gap, Ann Taylor, Nike, Vera Bradley, Ugg Australia, Coach, Aerosoles, Restoration Hardware, Bose, Sony, Waterford, Swarovski and Godiva.