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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.
With roots in both tradition and innovation—for example, Louis versus the ICA Store—South Boston and the Waterfront are a blossoming district for retail outlets serving area fashion, food, and fantasy needs. Several boutiques are garnering well-deserved attention beyond the blockbuster restaurant openings along Fort Point Channel, while others are mainstays in the Boston shopping landscape. Make sure to swing by these clusters of eight shops next time you venture toward the Harbor.