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Boston's most stylish shops

Marimekko
Do you like prints? Brights? Welcome home. The simple fashions from this Helsinki-based pattern pushers have been coveted in the U.S. since Jackie O wore multiple iterations of the mod designs while accompanying Jack on the campaign trail. Boston’s own three-floor emporium is your one-stop shop for handbags, home accessories, clothing for the whole stylish family and, of course, fabric by the yard. 140 Newbury St, Back Bay, Boston (617-247-2500, marimekko.com)

Oona’s
A trip to either of Oona’s vintage stores is like a scavenger hunt that you always win. Everything is thoughtfully handpicked, so you won’t be wasting time riffling through extra-large polyester shift dresses and Little League T-shirts. Hit up Oona’s Experienced Clothing in Harvard Square for ladies eveningwear or a killer tie, or head to the recently opened Oona’s Outpost in Inman Square for more one-of-a-kind ‘60s–‘80s fashion. 1210 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge (617-491-2654, oonasboston.com); 1297 Cambridge St, Inman Square, Cambridge (617-661-1967)

Patch NYC
A stroll down a brick-lined courtyard brings you to this quirky shop specializing in handmade jewelry and home accessories. Patch is brimming with original artwork and the scent of aromatic candles. Here, you’ll find everything from antique-looking pendant necklaces made of oxidized sterling silver to silk ikat scarves. 46 Waltham St, South End, Boston (917-292-2640, patchnyc.com)

Uncle Pete’s
It’s not easy for a guy with a low-key attitude and impeccable taste to find threads to suit his style, making Uncle Pete’s the go-to spot for just such a gent. This unassuming little shop on Beacon Hill has a laid-back vibe perfect for a no-fuss splurge on hard-to-find pieces by the likes of Band of Outsiders, Comme des Garcons and Rogues Gallery. 125 Charles St, Beacon Hill, Boston (617-391-0895, unclepetesshop.com)

JEM
JEM is known for its well-curated selection of independent collections and salvaged relics that decorate the shop’s interior. The stylish South End boutique is made for those who favor a past-meets-present décor style, with storied finds that re-appropriate fixtures of the past for ultramodern living. The space is stocked with a mix of vintage rarities like sleek chaises and broad tables formed from 80-year-old pines, along with a gentleman’s desk supported by reclaimed factory legs and moody candelabras built from converted iron. 470 Shawmut Ave, South End, Boston (617-391-0490, jemhome.com)

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