Cool spots to shop—from department stores to gifts, books and toys boutiques
The South End’s Michelle Willey boutique plays host to local designer Avra Myers and her lifestyle brand A Ruby. Chic essentials for women in muted neutral tones range from pull-on riding pants to the “boyfriend” jacket. A new performance line debuts this month, as does a beach line in April. 8 Union Park, 617.424.6700. am-6 pm. www.hermes.com. 320 Boylston St., 617.482.8707. UGG AUSTRALIA— Check out UGG Australia’s signature boxy, sheepskin boots, but also look for the UGG Collection of high-fashion Italian footwear and handbags, comfortable lifestyle knitwear and outerwear for both ladies and gents. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. www.uggaustralia.com. 75 Newbury St., 617.657.0622. durable apparel, waxed day packs and more fit for men, women and children. Special services include: waxing, pant hemming. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.fjallraven.us. 304 Newbury St., 857.225.5683. NEW BALANCE EXPERIENCE STORE— Check out this local sneaker company’s 106-year history via engaging digital displays, a live feed that showcases its domestic manufacturing operations, and historical artifacts. The store offers an “Innovation Area” that features new products and a colorful “Lifestyle Area” that showcases fashion-forward and heritage items. Open M-F 9 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm. www.newbalance.com/BOS. 583 Boylston St., 617.266.1583. NIKE BOSTON— This cornerstone of the sneaker world sits on the corner of Newbury and Exeter streets. Look your best on and off the field, court or track with the newest in premium Nike running, training, basketball, football, soccer and sportswear product, with footwear, apparel and equipment for men, women and children. Services include run analysis, styling, bra-fitting and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. nikeinc.com/boston. 200 Newbury St., 617.267.3400.