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Boston's Best Men's Boutiques

Despite what the stereotypes say, there are as many men out there who shop until they drop as there are women. But even if you hate shopping, you can make the chore a little easier by knowing where to look. Many of Boston's stores cater specifically to men or have amazing men's departments. Hitting the right store for the right look is key to getting your shopping done right. If you are of the masculine persuasion and you're looking to shop, try these Boston boutiques first.
Bobby from Boston
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Bobby From Boston
19 Thayer St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299

Bobby From Boston takes timeless to a whole new level. Forget about retro inspired – this is vintage at its very best! Bobby has a great eye for picking out select pieces from the 1920s to the 1980s. And you'll be amazed at just what the selection is. Whether you want a great suit or are looking for classic accessories to wear with a new one, Bobby From Boston is your go-to boutique. In particular, it is a great place to go for vintage shoes and fantastic old fashioned bow ties.

Photo credit: Uniform (Facebook)

511 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-2360

Don't be misled by the name, what Uniform sells is anything but cookie cutter. This boutique sells that rarest of beasts – on-trend, fashion-forward clothing made of the highest possible quality. Forget about shirts that fall apart after a few washings or even after a season. These threads are an investment. The only caveat is that the meticulously curated collection comes in small quantity. So if you see something you just have to have (and believe it, you will), grab it while you're there because it will be gone the next time you show up.

Related: Best Places To Shop For Men's Accessories

Photo credit: Sault New England (Facebook)

577 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 239-9434

Sault is that quintessential New England store. Sure, it's got a little preppy edge to it, but in all the right ways. And it's got a little bit of everything: casual clothes, work clothes, belts and other accessories. It even carries a full line of personal care items, as in all of those little things you need to look your best but with a decidedly manly edge. For that reason alone, Sault is not only a great place to shop for yourself, but it's a great place to look for gifts for the man in your life as well.

Photo credit: AWOL (Facebook)

190 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-0600

AWOL features young, casual clothing for women and, of course, men. You'll find a nice mix of up-and-coming designers and well-established national brand names lining the shelves. But where the store really makes its name is when it comes to footwear. It is the place to go to get new kicks, hands down. Nice urban wear, great sneaker selection and a full sale rack in the back, what more could you want?

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Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at


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