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We're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams. Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier, caviar facials, and Chanel. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.
Not sure where to unload your money? Though most of us don't typically face this predicament without hitting the lottery or inventing the new Apple, we are now presenting Boston's high rollers with a roster of can't-miss luxury stores.
Whether this endless shopping spree is fantasy or reality, these eighteen destinations (in no particular order) should satisfy your craving for cashmere, leather, and precious stones. Not surprisingly, they are mostly huddled around the Back Bay, where traffic doesn't help the chauffer very much but we're sure he is used to it. Takeaways from this list: the upper crust has a thing for expensive jewels and deluxe lingerie. Makes good fodder for a romantic evening at the Liberty's Presidential suite, no? Time to shop 'til you drop!