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30 Global Retail Cities: Boston

Executive Summary

With this series, 30 Global Retail Cities, we profile the world’s major shopping cities – from fashion capitals such as Milan to shopping hubs such as Honolulu and Bermuda. We curated the top retail stores in each city, along with must-see shopping districts, major retail events and innovative store formats.

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  • Newbury Street is a popular hub, hosting hundreds of shops, right off of the Boston Public Garden.
  • A sizable population of young adults, attracted by higher education, has created a large demand for new, trendy shopping options.
  • Fashion boutiques specializing in women’s clothing have sprung up in abundance, offering more affordable options than traditional department and specialty stores.

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