3.2 min readBy Published On: August 14th, 2021Categories: Lifestyle0 Comments on Tax Free Weekend – Shop Local, Shop Southie!

Now more than ever, our small businesses need your help! It’s Tax Free Weekend (8/14 + 8/15)  shop local! Pick up a gift or treat yourself to something nice! You’ll be supporting local business. So really, it’s a win/win!  Most retail items are tax free this weekend!  The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption:

  • Meals
  • Motor vehicles
  • Motorboats
  • Telecommunications services
  • Gas
  • Steam
  • Electricity
  • Tobacco products
  • Marijuana or marijuana products
  • Alcoholic beverages, and
  • Any single item whose price is more than $2,500.

Here are some local spots to support

Love Child – the retail shop, experiential venue and home of the bloom + booze kits –has two locations in the neighborhood – one on West Broadway (closed Saturday but open Sunday) and the other in the Seaport – only a few days left in this spot!  Stop by and treat yourself!

Sleek & Chic! 

Deirfiúr Home has home accessories like pillows, artwork, pottery, rugs and unique gift items. Think cool picture frames, books, glassware, candles and cards! 

It’s called fashion

Habit has plenty of fashionable finds!

Caroline Elizabeth collection has on trend statement earrings and accessories! 

4103 Designs has gorgeous handmade leather earrings and cuffs.  Pairs perfectly with sundresses and they’re light as a feather!

Covet has unique consignment finds from vintage gems to classic staples like cashmere!  They has have an impressive selection of designer handbags!

Luxe Leisure – a women’s and men’s contemporary fashion boutique have everything from apparel to accessories and more!

Bohdii Boutique features on-trend apparel including dresses, rompers, tops, leggings and more.

The Kids are Alright

Born out of necessity, the concept for Bringing Up Baby is a fashion forward boutique conveniently located in the heart of the neighborhood that’s warm and welcoming.

Southie Pride

Welcome to the neighborhood’s stop for original Irish imports and custom gifts – Southie’s Own.  The store is family-owned and specializes in unique items including personalized wooden products, Irish emblems, Scally caps, Southie Sweatshirts and T-shirts and more.


Noted Candles has beautiful scented candles like Sea Salt Sage, Blackberry Wood, White Tea Lavender, and Fraser Fir. Diffusers and reeds are also available in the same scents, and are made by hand. They also offer candle-making workshops too! 

In Good Company – a new lifestyle and gift shop featuring local, handcrafted and small batch goods on East Broadway.

On Centre – located at 661 East Broadway, is bright and cheerful shop features jewelry, home goods, greeting cards, bath + body, games + puzzles and more.


deVine, a health + wellness apothecary features beauty, wellness and home products designed to make you feel your best!  They are located at 619 East Broadway.

Warm & Cozy!  

Neatly Nested is fully stocked with thoughtful gift ideas. From adorable mugs and wine glasses, to serving trays, tea towels, candles and picture frames, Neatly Nested has everything for home decor.


Love + Mercy has plenty of products for pampering!  From luxurious hair mask to styling tools, treat yourself to some self-care!   

Treat yourself to a little self-care and skin refresh at SuiteSix with products from SkinCeuticals! You can learn more visiting here! 

Seaport District

The Current is host to many small business pop ups including Booty by Brybant, Studs and Love Child!  For Now features a rotating collective of new and impactful brands. This innovative shop builds and incubates brands, artists and makers with a positive social impact.

Tafari Wraps – This women-powered small business creates beautifully and artfully crafted luxury accessories right here in the Seaport! The mother-daughter duo of Imani and Delmeshia intentionally design and stitch their products to be not only fashionable but healing in their function. Sourcing breathable, natural textiles in vibrant patterns and colors, they hand make headwraps, kerchiefs, headbands, scrunchies and masks!

Did we miss your favorite small business in the neighborhood? Email us at [email protected] and we can add them to the list!

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