10 Best Boston Shopping Malls and Centers From Urban to Suburban and Upscale to Great Deals

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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Convenience, accessibility, and a vast selection are the perks of Boston's best malls and shopping centers. With on-site parking available at most, you can easily enter and exit, and make trips to your car in-between to drop off bags, and do your walking from store to store rather than across the city's landscape. Local malls tend to be quite large and filled with many retailers from small specialty shops you may discover to the large chains that you know and love. With no sales tax on clothes, a wardrobe update is a must while shopping in Boston. Malls and centers are filled with stores for every budget; places like the Read more »

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    Natick Mall

    For the fashionista who craves more than just the ordinary, the Natick Mall is a mix of the highest end retailers and budget friendly stores.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the mall website for special event. For instance, every Tuesday Pottery Barn kids holds story-time, Williams Sonoma offers cooking classes, and Metrowest Stroller Strides holds fitness classes here when the weather outside is not up to par."

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    Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

    Wrentham Village is a premium filled with big name retailers offering bargain prices; you're sure to find a great deal.

    Local Expert Tip: "AAA members receive free coupon books at guest services (but others can purchase a book for a small fee) as well as discounts in many stores just by showing your card. Ask in every outlet store to see just how deep a discount you can get."

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    Legacy Place

    This mixed use Shopping Center allows everyone to have fun. Shop, eat drink, and play, but just park once in their free garage.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chocolate Therapy is a must stop while shopping for one of their handmade chocolate treats (a box makes a great hostess gift). "

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    The Shops at Prudential Center

    Indoor shopping in the center of the City packed with popular stores makes the Prudential Center a "must shop".

    Local Expert Tip: "The indoor structure is connected to Copley Place, be sure to make your way across the bridge for even more shopping. "

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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    You'll get a side of history with your shopping when you choose to shop Faneuil Hall's stores. Many are unique to Boston.

    Local Expert Tip: "Many retailers here cannot be found elsewhere like the Boston Sports Store geared towards ladies, Lucy's League. "

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    South Shore Plaza

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Outside the City

    The South Shore Plaza is two levels of climate controlled shopping within easy reach of Boston's downtown area.

    Local Expert Tip: "Start at one end and make your way to the other on one level, then work back on the other to cover the entire mall most efficiently. "

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    North Shore Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Outside the City

    Big name stores, fast casual and sit down dining all live under the roof of the North Shore Mall.

    Local Expert Tip: "Incorporate shopping at the North Shore Mall into a beach day at one of the North Shore's best."

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    Burlington Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Outside the City

    You'll enjoy shopping the well-stocked, smaller scale of the Burlington Mall.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Burlington Mall has a great selection of stores and food options. Kids love the Rainforest Cafe; and ideal bribe to get them to hit just one more store."

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    Arsenal Mall

    Indoor discount shopping just outside of Boston makes the Arsenal Mall a favorite among locals.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place to shop for discount merchandise VERY close to Boston."

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    CambridgeSide Galleria

    The suburban style of this mall in the heart of the city sets the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall apart form other area shopping options.

    Local Expert Tip: "The CambridgeSide Galleria's placement along the MBTA makes it easy to shop without a car."



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