Shopping

4GoodVibes Keeps It Local

Best Gift Shop & Best Home Decor How local can local get? At 4GoodVibes, it’s not only the products and artwork of 132 artists from Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston that are from around the neighborhood, but also the four sisters who run the shop, all raised in nearby Medford. The Pierce sisters—Becca, 23, Emily, 21, […]

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Scout’s Honored 2016: Shopping

Looking for the best Somerville bike shop? The coolest home decor items in the city? Read on to learn which local stores took home top honors in the shopping category of this year’s reader-voted Scout’s Honored Awards. If you’re trying to track down the best service providers around town, those are rounded up here. Check back […]


Grammy Award Hocked to Somerville Pawn Shop

Davis Square’s LBC Boutique and Loan is now home to two pieces of music history: reggae musician Peter Tosh’s guitar and his 1987 Grammy Award. Tosh, who was born in Jamaica in 1944, performed with Bob Marley in Bob Marley and the Wailers and later worked as a solo artist. Tosh took home the Grammy for Best Reggae […]


At the Grommet, Shoppers Purchase with Purpose

What do a vegan nail polish, a minimalist bike rack and a bluetooth-connected guitar have in common? How about an automatic ball launcher called iFetch, Mrs. Meyer’s earth-friendly cleaning products and the popular crossword-style game Bananagrams? Each of these products—from bike rack to ball launcher—first came to life thanks to a spunky little website known […]