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New to Boston or simply looking for new stomping grounds? Summer is the perfect time to explore our dozens of neighborhoods, so for your shopping ease, we'll be mapping the top shops in each area over the coming weeks.
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Harvard Square is a major year-round attraction for tourists in part because of its boutiques, though people head there mostly for guess what—Harvard University. Whether an international student or a Back Bay resident trying to dodge Newbury Street crowds, many shoppers find solace in these ten top stores. Each one has something unique about it that stands out from the other necessary chains in the square. For example, you can't miss the unusual Urban Outfitters bargain basement or J. Press, the tailor that used to outfit JFK, while The Tannery, Free People, City Sports and LUSH offer similar experiences to their locations elsewhere in town. Next time you transport yourself to the pretty brick buildings of Harvard Yard, stop into one of these spots as well.
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