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Best Shops 2019



2019 Best Bookshops

5 Top Featured Shops 2019

  • Plain Goods, New Preston

    Plain Goods

    WHAT WE LOVE: A lifestyle shop celebrating  impeccable craftsmanship, purity of form, and nature’s ever-changing palette. We would love to live in the beautifully merchandised Plain Goods. WHO: Interior designer Michael…

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  • Paris’s Charming Covered Passages

    The historic covered shopping arcades are wonderful to explore. Built at the end of the 18th century Paris’s charming covered passages have an interesting mix of cafes, bookshops, antique shops and…

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  • Someday, Richmond


    WHAT WE LOVE: A welcoming, loft-like space filled with covetable plants, homewares, and vintage goods. The stunning long, marble-topped counter serves as a central gathering place for gift-wrapping or serving champagne.…

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  • Accoutre, Richmond


    WHAT WE LOVE: Design-driven, functional tools, for home cooks and professionals alike, to enhance the pleasures of cooking and eating. WHAT WE WANT: Knives from Horn & Heel and Kanehide, a…

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  • i gigi general store

    i gigi general store

    WHAT WE LOVE: A gorgeous neutral palette, weathered textures and mix of vintage and ethnic goods, handcrafted furniture and accessories. Plus i gigi general store has a lovely cafe, Chard, to…

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  • marche aux puces, paris

    Marche aux Puces

    WHAT WE LOVE: The world’s largest flea market. Marche aux Puces is a wonderful destination and source of inspiration for a weekend browse of beautifully curated vintage and antiques. WHERE: Saint-Ouen,…

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  • M. Patmos, brooklyn


    WHAT WE LOVE: Luxurious and sumptuous M.PATMOS clothing and accessories accompanied by an inviting mix of jewelry, accessories, clean beauty, coffee table books, and home and gift items by like-minded designers.…

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  • Casa Gonzalez & Gonzalez

    Casa González & González in Madrid, Spain, specializes in timeless, functional products for quotidian life. After living abroad María Rosa Amor González and Javier Carrasco González had difficulty finding the classic,…

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  • Boston General Store

    Boston General Store

    WHAT WE LOVE: Purveyor of quality goods for the whole family in beautifully outfitted stores inspired by small town general stores with a focus on zero waste. WHERE: Two Boston area…

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  • An afternoon in Richmond, VA

    Last month I had the opportunity to make a brief visit to Richmond, VA. The night before I did some quick research and happily discovered the Quirk Hotel, a perfectly pink-accented…

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  • Patch NYC

    Artists Don Carney and John Ross are the creative duo behind the brand Patch NYC, with a shop, studio and gallery in Boston’s South End. They started the company two decades…

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  • Pod

    Pod is a petite lifestyle shop in Cambridge, MA. Opened in 1998, Pod has had three different locations, owner Julie Baine preferring small spaces, describing them as her ‘jam’.  The current…

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