8.3 min readBy Published On: December 11th, 2013Categories: Lifestyle, Style and Shopping0 Comments on shop local

shopping & style

Times a ticking!

Still have shopping to do?  Here is our list of suggestions for some last minute gift ideas:??


Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) This is a perfect spot to pick up something for your sister, girlfriend, mom or yourself and Christmas is no exception.  Ku De Ta style expert Heather offers up her suggestions for amazing last minute gifts.  “We have JoJo blings, blee inara bracelets, Alex and Ani’s, bu necklaces and designer jewelry pieces perfect for everyone on your list.”

Pretty Reckless (485 East Broadway) was started by two sisters that combined their two fashion senses to open up this women’s contemporary clothing store on Oct. 6. South Boston’s newest boutique features a mixture of women’s bohemian and rocker clothing, with outerwear, jeans, sweaters, T-shirts, tops, dresses, skirts, accessories and more. Check out the store for this season’s latest fall and winter fashion trends.

?Closet Connection (553 East Broadway) is an upscale consignment store that sells “gently used” clothing and accessories.  The chic boutique specializes in name brand articles and items including the likes of Burberry, Kate Spade, Gucci, Joe’s Jeans, and more. Whether you’re looking for a trendy pair of sunglasses, or a warm, stylish winter coat, Closet Connection has it all, and for a marked-down price.  The store accepts clothing, handbags and accessories based on the season, the brand, condition of the items, the season and the supply and demand of the item. 

Habit (703 East Broadwy)? Get your share of fashion-forward clothing, accessories and home trends all for a reasonable price at Habit, located on East Broadway at the corner of K Street.   Habit sells women’s clothing created by under-the-radar designers that have yet to make their mark in the fashion world.  This clothing and accessories boutique entails eclectic and trendy pieces, including jeans, dresses, jewelry, hats, scarves, and more.

Covet? (373 West Broadway) Welcome to South Boston’s most recent addition to the consignment store movement.  Located on West Broadway, this secondhand boutique features the trendiest high-end designers, including Theory, Christian Dior, Brian Atwood, Rebecca Minkoff, Chanel, Sperry Topsiders, Tiffany & Co., and more. Covet, which prides itself on the “reduce and reuse” motto, typically accepts in-season clothing, shoes and accessories, and the shoes must be in tip-top shape.??

??Dew Luxe (36 A Street) ?South Boston welcomed Dew Luxe, a new and consigned-item boutique, to A Street about a month ago, and so far, so great!  The shop features a wide variety of products including clothing, accessories, stationary, home and bath items, cosmetics, and even collars and leashes for your furry friend. Gucci, Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Tom Ford, Clarisonic, Smashbox and Stila are just some of the brand names featured at Dew Luxe.??

Neatly Nested (373 West Broadway) ?Are you saying goodbye to your current digs and moving into a new home?  Is it time to redecorate?  Well then let’s welcome the new and get rid of the old. Located at the corner of E and West Broadway, Neatly Nested is home to some fabulous vintages products, including chairs, accent tables, clocks, lamps, picture frames, kitchenware, vases, pillows, rugs and throw blankets, tabletop products and more.  Bring beach style to your home with a seaside style nightstand, or a set of three vintage suitcases.  Neatly Nested not only has a variety of home and decor products, but all inventory is moderately priced.

Bringing Up Baby (663 East Broadway) Filling a void in South Boston boutiques, Bringing Up Baby, will outfit your newborn and toddlers from head to toe. Born out of necessity, the concept for this new children’s shop is a fashion forward boutique conveniently located in the heart of the neighborhood that’s warm and welcoming. ?

??Work it out:?

South Boston Running Emporium (341 West Broadway) Running outdoors in the winter can be a tough task, but The South Boston Running Emporium has an a amazing selection of sneakers and outdoor weatherized running gear that will keep the runner on your list motivated throughout the winter. ?

The Club by George Foreman III (15 Channel Center) Has this season’s overindulging left your someone special with a few extra pounds? Give them a gift that will give back to you.  A new workout facility will be opening it’s doors in January in Southie.  The Club by George Foreman III (15 Channel Center) will feature the ultimate workout experience with boxing, weights, mind and body classes plus luxury amenities like an organic juice bar, towel service, ringside pro shop and luxurious locker rooms.  Right now The Club is offering a special founding members offer for the first 500 people to sign up.  $100 for an open gym membership and $130 for all inclusive.  There will be $3 parking available along with on street resident parking as well.  To find out more visit www.everybodyfights.com

C2 Pilates (844 Summer Street) Channel your inner dancer at the trendy new fitness class, barre.  Designed to lengthen your muscles, barre is a fusion of pilates, dance, and yoga choreographed to music and done at the ballet barre.  This all over work-out will lift your butt, carve your abs and tone your legs and arms.  Be prepared to use balls, bands and weights to achieve ultimate results.  Stop by and pick up a gift card or sign up for yourself! 

Handlebar  (141 Dorchester Ave) Get ready to pedal your way to lean and mean – think 600 calories in 45 minutes .  The Handle Bar, Southie’s first ever indoor cycling studio has opened its doors.  Located in the Macallen Building, The Handle Bar houses 30 bikes, a reception area, cubbies for riders, and two restrooms.    This high energy, fat-burning workout is a great addition to your fitness routine and is the perfect cure for workout boredom – it’s a party on a bike with a top of the line sound system, mood lighting and motivating instructors.  For more information on gift cards visit: www.handlebarcycling.com

?Food and Wine:?

American Provisions (613 East Broadway) ?Have the experts at American Provisions whip you up a gorgeous basket of goodies that will surprise and delight!?

Social Wines (52 West Broadway) A local favorite – this “candy store” of wine offers an a vast section of wine, craft beer, and liquor in comfortable and fun environment.  The experts at Social Wines have creative ideas for everyone on your list.  They also have gift cards too!

East Side Market (474 East Broadway) East Side Market offers an extensive and amazing selection of wine, beer and liquor.  Perfect for hostess gifts or for celebrating, the wine experts at East Side will help you select the perfect one. ?
Gift Certificates:

When it doubt, you can’t go wrong with gift card to one our local eating and drinking spots.  From sports bars to fine dining, here are our picks for where to go for a last minute gift:

  • ?Amrheins (80 West Broadway)
  • Local 149 (149 P Street)
  • Paramount (667 East Broadway)
  • Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street)
  • Lincoln (425 West Broadway)
  • Franklin Southie (152 Dorchester Street)
  • Stephi’s in Southie (130 Dorchester Ave)
  • Barlows (241 A Street)
  • Lucky’s Lounge (355 Congress Street)
  • Sportello (348 Congress Street)
  • Blue Dragon (324 A Street)
  • Del Frisco’s (250 Northern Ave)??

Pamper and Groom:

?Indulge (637 East Broadway) Treat someone special to a little indulgence.  They deserve it right? Right now they are running some amazing specials like:  $99 for a 1 hour facial &1/2 hour massage  or $99.00 Rest &Relaxation gift certificate for a choice of express facial or 1/2 massage with a relaxation healing treatment. Treat yourself to one too!

Luxury Box (500A East Broadway) Who says a guy doesn’t like a little pampering?  Pick him up a gift certificate for a hair cut and a hot shave.  The grooming experts at the Luxury Box will clean him up real nice!

Nurture (127 L Street) Nurture is offering $100 gift cards for just $75.  They will also wrap any boxed set of hair and skin products for you complimentary!  You can also call in an order and they will have it wrapped and ready to go for you!

Spa Christine (699 East Broadway) Spa Christine has some great holiday spa packages that make extra special gifts!  A Night Out on the Town: Wash & blow dry, and make-up application for $65, The Escape: Body Polish, Happy Feet Treatment and a head and shoulders massage for $180.

Salon de Cheveaux (661A East Broadway) Give her the gift of fuller sexier hair!  Salon de Cheveaux will add some length and fullness to her locks and she’ll leave with sexy bombshell hair – and who doesn’t want that? Salon de Cheveaux also has feather extensions too!


?Everyone needs to decompress around this time of year.  Give the gift of yoga!

Radiant Yoga (516 East Second Street):?Renowned yogi, Chanel Luck has opened Radiant Yoga Boston (RYB) in the Distillery Building.  With more than 25 classes weekly, led by experienced and certified instructors, RYB will feature a dynamic schedule and special workshops designed to reach all levels and interests. Radiant also promised to provide students with an accessible environment to flow freely and rock out through movement, music, and meditation.

South Boston Yoga (36 West Broadway) ?South Boston Yoga is Southie’s original yoga studio and offers a variety of packages and gift certificates.


We’re positive that there are plenty of people on your list that would love the gift of Southie pride!  Make up a basket of Southie t-shirts or sweatshirts, add a few scratch tickets and maybe a jug of their favorite poison.

The Spot (457 West Broadway) ?Looking for some edgy graphics of “Southie” on t-shirts, sweatshirts and knit caps?  The Spot is your spot.  Stop by and stock-up.  

Southie’s Own (396 West Broadway) ?One of Southie’s newest businesses, this store has plenty of special gift ideas.  Everything from Irish knit sweaters, to scally caps from Ireland to Irish step dancer ornaments.