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R.I.P. warm weather. Might as well stock our tights reserve now, because who wants to scramble for the last pair of black tights at H&M when you need them immediately and your other ones ripped (and not in the cool, destroyed chic way). Don't fall victim to the leggings and boots rut—tights let you rock those shorter hemlines all winter long with every color under the rainbow, tantalizing textures, and quirky prints.

We've got a whole slew of places beyond the obvious department stores to find legwear, most of which lie in a wallet-happy price range. On that note, who misses Filene's Basement? Its intimates and legwear sections were a treasure trove.

Legs still cold? Check out our tights shopping guides from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA, not to mention Racked National's guide to warm legwear online.


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1. Marshalls

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500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-6066
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There's always something interesting on the legwear wall at Marshalls. And with most items running below $15, we find it hard to leave empty-handed.

2. American Apparel

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47 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-2886
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That rainbow of hues were mentioned above? This is where you find it, in finishes ranging from sheer to opaque, and sparkly to patterns and mesh. FYI: this location sells kids clothing and accessories.

3. Madewell

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329 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-0904
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Madewell is a great stop for cute and clean tights. Don't be surprised if the boots entice you too. And the flirty dresses. You'll walk out looking like Alexa Chung. Who doesn't want that?

4. T.J. Maxx

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525 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-5420
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Like Marshalls, we've never met a T.J. Maxx we didn't like when it comes to random accessories. Yes, the tights selection can be haphazard, but the low prices let you try out something new. Plus it's close to the universities.

5. Target

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7 Allstate Rd
Dorchester, MA 2125
(617) 602-1921
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Clearly, Target leads the pack when it comes to fashion-forward big box stores. They have legwear for the whole family in a slew of styles. Cereal, check. Target x NM gifts, check. Tights, done.

6. Wolford Copley Place

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100 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
If luxury defines your purchases, you probably are already shopping Wolford hosiery. Catch these quality tights at Level One of Copley Place.

7. Forty Winks

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56 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Forty Winks has the sexy kind of tights—you know, the ones that go with your garters and lovely little intimates. But they also stock Spanx, so rest easy that you'll look good when your clothes are on and off.

8. Urban Outfitters

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1 Faneuil Hall Sq
Boston, MA 02109-1604
(617) 523-0651
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Most Urban Outfitters stock the same trendy tights, but stop by this location to escape the Newbury Street crowds. Though, like everywhere else in Boston, you might have to deal with a heavy tourist load on weekends. Godspeed.

9. Anthropologie

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203 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-0545
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We've always found a solid selection of Hue tights at Anthro, but a recent inventory check turns up some quirky patterns and plenty of polka dots. Lots of affordable statement pieces here.

10. Free People Prudential Center

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800 Boylston St, Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 450-4902
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Free People has tights ranging from its signature opaque pair in a variety of colors to a funky sheer set featuring a tribal knit stripe along the back.

1. Marshalls

500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
There's always something interesting on the legwear wall at Marshalls. And with most items running below $15, we find it hard to leave empty-handed.
500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. American Apparel

47 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
That rainbow of hues were mentioned above? This is where you find it, in finishes ranging from sheer to opaque, and sparkly to patterns and mesh. FYI: this location sells kids clothing and accessories.
47 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Madewell

329 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Madewell is a great stop for cute and clean tights. Don't be surprised if the boots entice you too. And the flirty dresses. You'll walk out looking like Alexa Chung. Who doesn't want that?
329 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

4. T.J. Maxx

525 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Like Marshalls, we've never met a T.J. Maxx we didn't like when it comes to random accessories. Yes, the tights selection can be haphazard, but the low prices let you try out something new. Plus it's close to the universities.
525 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

5. Target

7 Allstate Rd, Dorchester, MA 2125
Clearly, Target leads the pack when it comes to fashion-forward big box stores. They have legwear for the whole family in a slew of styles. Cereal, check. Target x NM gifts, check. Tights, done.
7 Allstate Rd
Dorchester, MA 2125

6. Wolford Copley Place

100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
If luxury defines your purchases, you probably are already shopping Wolford hosiery. Catch these quality tights at Level One of Copley Place.
100 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

7. Forty Winks

56 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Forty Winks has the sexy kind of tights—you know, the ones that go with your garters and lovely little intimates. But they also stock Spanx, so rest easy that you'll look good when your clothes are on and off.
56 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

8. Urban Outfitters

1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109-1604
Most Urban Outfitters stock the same trendy tights, but stop by this location to escape the Newbury Street crowds. Though, like everywhere else in Boston, you might have to deal with a heavy tourist load on weekends. Godspeed.
1 Faneuil Hall Sq
Boston, MA 02109-1604

9. Anthropologie

203 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
We've always found a solid selection of Hue tights at Anthro, but a recent inventory check turns up some quirky patterns and plenty of polka dots. Lots of affordable statement pieces here.
203 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116

10. Free People Prudential Center

800 Boylston St, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Free People has tights ranging from its signature opaque pair in a variety of colors to a funky sheer set featuring a tribal knit stripe along the back.
800 Boylston St, Prudential Center
Boston, MA 02199