Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Shop is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like The Outer Limits tucked away in Waltham. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Shop in Boston.
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Topping this year’s best shopping list is Leo Caroll’s Jeweler , a… boutique that offers engagement and wedding rings, birthstone jewelry, religious jewelry, and loose gemstones.
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- Leo Carroll’s Jeweler (Cambridge)
What they’re known for: Engagement and wedding rings, birthstone jewelry, religious jewelry, loose gemstones (genuine or lab created)
Yelpers say: “The staff was warm and welcoming and helped us find an engagement ring that was exactly what we wanted. We had many requests and Sean even made a few special orders for us, but in the end the ring was perfect! Service and attention to detail was wonderful, highly recommend.” – Kathryn D.
- Homsy Jeweler (Downtown Boston)
What they’re known for: Jewelry repair, watch repair, clock repair, engraving and appraisals.
Yelpers say: “Extremely friendly, professional, and trustworthy. I went in to have my engagement ring resized. They did it in under 2 hours. They polished it and removed all the scratches the ring guard had placed on my ring. I was beyond satisfied.” – Cassendra L.
- The Eye Store (Brookline)
What they’re known for: Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams.
Yelpers say: “I can’t say enough about how happy I am that I happened on to this place! We needed new frames for my son’s glasses, and the owner replaced them on the spot, and truly could not have been a nicer guy. Price was great too!” – Melinda A.
- Watertown Mattress (Watertown)
What they’re known for: High-quality mattresses, box springs, futons, couches, bedroom sets, and other home furnishings.
Yelpers say: “The owner at Watertown Mattress was transparent with his prices and provided succinct feedback based on our needs. We were able to purchase a brand new mattress that ticked off all of our demands within 30 minutes. ” – Jamie M.
- Mac & PC Guys (Dedham)
What they’re known for: iPhone and iPad repairs, Mac Repair, and PC Repair.
Yelpers say: “Mo consistently provides timely responses, and will not waste your time. Their expertise is surgically precise, and reliable. Whether I am visiting their shop in person or inquiring online, they provide top-notch service.” – Deverib S.
- BRAG – Boston Ring & Gem
- Jayne’s Flowers
- Melrose Oriental
- Boston Diamond Studio – Platinum Studio by Z
- East Coast Divers
- Chaba Florists
- Artful Edge Framing
- Boston Jewelers & Manufacturers
- Lotus Designs Florist
- Can’t Stop Moving
- Cambridge Used Bicycles
- The Outer Limits
- Watertown Watch and Clock
- Benchcraft Jewelers
- Brookline Booksmith
- Shomali Optometric Eye Care
- Waltham’s Florist
Methodology (at the bottom of the post): This is an all-time list of the Top Places to Shop in Boston according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the shopping category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in the Boston area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 2022.