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While the Back Bay boasts world class shopping, we also love to poke around our city's distinct neighborhoods for stores with flavor and finesse. We've asked some local gurus to offer hidden gems so you can try out boutiques beyond the usual suspects. Make room in your retail repertoire for these beloved spots.
Paper Flower Garland, $125
Bre-Garcia Dale possesses intimate knowledge Boston's noteworthy venues for everything from yoga studios to sushi bars, serving as Senior Curator at Gilt City Boston. The shopping experience which truly sticks out in her eyes is that at Pod in Brookline Village. Here's why the boutique is her "happy place."
Pod is my happy place. This beautifully curated Brookline Village boutique is what I want my world to look and feel like. When I walk in, no matter how crazy my day has been, I instantly feel calmer. It's retail therapy at its best! Pod may have a tiny footprint, but it is filled to the brim with treasures to decorate your home and yourself. From paper lanterns to hand made cheese boards to hand towels to carefully selected clothing; it's where I find all of my favorite things. With fresh picked flowers and soy candles always filling the space with incredible smells - I've found my peace in Pod.