Harvard Square Shops

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    • A Taste of Culture
      A Taste of Culture, was founded by Carmen Heller, 19 years ago. Mrs. Heller, a native from Peru, South America, travels to different parts of the world and works with many cooperatives and individual artists to show their work in ...
    • Abodeon
      Awarded Best Gift Store 2009 and Best Wedding Gift Store 2010 by Boston Magazine. Celebrating modern design through the decades, Abodeon unites both vintage and new furnishings and accessories in one setting. Founded in 1998, the 2,000 sq. ft. store ...
    • African Gift Items - Authentic African Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Bags, Clothing, Accessories, Coffee, Tea, and Spices
      Unique one-of-a-kind gifts suitable for any occasion. 15% discount on ALL STORE ITEMS throughout October - December as our seasonal gift to our customers!!          ...
    • Anime Zakka
       Anime Zakka. Give a gift, and you win the world! "Anime Zakka"  Everyone know Anime mean but What does the Japanese word Zakka  mean? Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'(??)or 'many things') is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japanthroughout ...
    • Bentley Publishers (Automotive)
      Established in 1950, Bentley publishes a wide variety of automotive enthusiast's books and automotive repair manuals. Check out our New Titles page on our web site. Publishers of eBahn® Reader, a software application which allows you to access automotive technical ...
    • Black Ink
      "Unexpected necessities" are those special objects that one does not know they cannot be without, until they are encountered. Black Ink abounds with these epiphanies, from the Japanese flower scrub brushes, to the oversized paperclips and round dice. This store ...
    • Bob Slate Stationers
      In the Heart of Harvard Square Selective customers know and demand quality and performance in their products. Since 1930, Bob Slate Stationer has served the needs of Harvard, MIT, Cambridge & Greater Boston with distinctive stationery products & expert consultative services. ...
    • BoConcept
      Passion at our core Passion and persistence are what move the people behind the BoConcept brand, whether they are designing a wall unit, leading a team, or managing a Brand Store. Our common mission is to make modern design furniture available ...
    • Boston Bead Company
      If you love beads as much as we do, we hope you will stop by and explore all that Boston Bead Company has to offer. Our shop is overflowing with an ever-changing selection of the finest vintage and contemporary beads of virtually ...
    • Boston Coasters
      Boston Coasters offers a juried collection of images available on unique gift products. Browse through our collection of photographs, antique maps, and vintage ads. Wear a vintage illustration on a fashionable messenger bag or place your favorite cocktail on a ...
    • Brattle Square Florists
      Conveniently located in the heart of Harvard Square on Brattle Street, Brattle Square Florist is a family owned business that has been meeting the needs of individual customers and businesses for over 100 years. ...
    • Broadway Marketplace
      A great neighborhood Market - with free parking -  quality, convenience and great service on the Broadway side of Harvard Yard. Wine, Beer and Liquor, Fresh Produce, Bakery, Deli and Meat.  Great Sandwiches, Hot Food and Salad Bars.  Join Steve ...
    • Bryn Mawr Book Store
      Bryn Mawr is a bookstore selling fine used and rare books at reasonable prices with over 30,000 books in all subjects for sale. Proceeds from sales fund scholarships to Bryn Mawr College for local students. Take the #72 Huron Ave. bus from Harvard ...
    • Cambridge Artists Cooperative Gallery
      Established in 1988, the Cambridge Artists Cooperative Gallery (CAC Gallery) is the only year round artists owned and managed crafts cooperative in the Boston-Cambridge area. The gallery features the work of over 180 American artisans working in various media, as ...
    • Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe
      Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe is a specialty food store located in the heart of Harvard Square featuring the Square’s oldest delicatessen and offering freshly prepared foods and gourmet delicacies from around the world.   Owned and operated exclusively by the Cardullo family since ...
    • C'est Bon Market & Liquors
      C'est Bon offers a wide selection of fine wines, domestic and imported beers, and all types of liquors.   C'est Bon is the late night spot for students and residents carrying all your favorite snacks, sandwiches, drinks, and late night necessities.   C'est Bon ...
    • Chameleon Tattoo and Body Piercing
      Harvard Square's first and only licensed tattoo and body piercing studio. We have inspired professional artists who work in a safe, clean and friendly environment. We will work with any tattoo design you have in mind, or choose from one ...
    • City Sports
      An award-winning specialty sports retailer headquartered in Boston, City Sports is the premiere destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts.  The company operates 20 metropolitan stores across the East Coast, with locations in Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington ...
    • Concepts
      Concepts is a boutique specializing in carefully curated quality product from multiple genres presented in an absolute unique retail space. Concepts was established in 1996 in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as one of the first shops to ...
    • Crate & Barrel
      Our buyers travel the globe to bring you the best collection of the most distinctive housewares and accessories imaginable. We have created a premier brand name that is synonymous with quality and fine design at reasonable prices. Catalogue: If you are interested ...
    • Crimson Corner
      Since 1962, The Crimson Corner (formerly Nini's Corner) has been serving the Harvard Square Community daily for all of its news, magazines, tobacco, and sundry needs.  We also sell many souvenir items such as Harvard t-shirts,sweatshirts and gift baskets at ...
    • CVS JFK St
      Earn extra savings on the items you need every time you shop with your ExtraCare card at CVS. Come in and visit either of our 2 locations in Harvard Square. You will find low prices and special offers throughout our stores on ...
    • CVS/pharmacy Mass Ave
      Earn extra savings on the items you need every time you shop with your ExtraCare card at CVS. Come in and visit either of our 2 locations in Harvard Square. You will find low prices and special offers throughout our stores on ...
    • David Hawthorne Violin Bows
      Make of the finest artistic bows  for violin, viola and cello in modern, 18th century and 17th century styles. Advanced repair and restoration Specialist in expert adjustments  Dealer and Appraiser of Bows Member of the American Federation of Violin and Bowmakers and the Violin Society ...
    • Dekey Tibet Shop
      Owned and operated by local Tibetan. We carry jewelry, clothing, accessories, books on Tibet and Buddhism, t-shirts, hand-made masks and many beautiful gift items made by Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal. TYPE Clothing / Accessories Gifts / Souvenirs Jewelry   ...
    • Dickson Bros. True Value
      At Dickson Bros. True Value Hardware, we are proud to serve the Cambridge Area for over 50 years with our old-fashioned, friendly service. From nuts and bolts, hardware and tools, paints and brushes, small appliances and housewares, you are bound ...
    • Didriks
      Didriks offers outdoor furniture and home furnishings to suit your home. Find a perfect gift for a wedding or special occasion! Our collection of premium brands include teak outdoor furniture by Barlow Tyrie, dinnerware by Simon Pearce, Heath Ceramics, iittala, ...
    • DOMA Liquors
      At last ! After many years without one, Harvard Square now has a full service wine and liquor shop, with extended daily hours, located conveniently on JFK Street across from the Harvard University School of Government. DOMA carries all you need ...
    • Evelyn and Angel's
      Fine candies and fresh roasted nuts ...
    • Follow the Honey
      Follow the Honey" travels the world to bring the finest in unique honeys and bee-inspired offerings to you and your sweet ones.   From raw local New England wildflower honeys to such exotic varietals as Hawaiian Hibiscus and Middle Eastern Sidr of ...
    • Forty Winks
      Forty Winks, located in charming Harvard Square, is a lingerie boutique committed to providing its clientele with quality lingerie and exceptional customer service.  Our lines include Chantelle, LeMystere, Huit, Eberjey, Hanky Panky, Cosabella, OnGossamer, Marlies Dekkers, and more. Bra fittings ...
    • Free People
      Free People is a specialty clothing brand featuring the latest trends and vintage collections for women who live free through fashion, art, music and travel. The bohemian look consists of quality apparel, shoes, and accessories that invoke attributes of femininity, ...
    • Games People Play, The
      The specialty GAME store in Harvard Square for over 30 years, selling Board Games, Chess Sets, Strategy Games, Jigsaw Puzzles and Mechanical Puzzles, Playing Cards and Accesories. A small selection of Games and Puzzles for children under eight, including Steiff ...
    • Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
      Goorin Bros Hat Shop is the oldest family owned hat shop in the country.  Founded in Pittsburg in 1895, Goorin's style and legacy are a testament to the most timeless accessory around.  Whether you want a classic  handmade fedora or ...
    • Grolier Poetry Book Shop
      The Grolier Poetry Book Shop celebrates its 75th anniversary this year! We stock current publications of poetry and its concerns (books, cassettes, periodicals, reference volumes) with some 16000 volumes. ...
    • Harvard Book Store
      Harvard Book Store is an independently run bookstore serving the greater Cambridge area. The bookstore is located in Harvard Square and has been family-owned since 1932. We are known for our extraordinary selection of new, used, and bargain books and ...
    • Harvard Cooperative Society (The Coop)
      The world famous Harvard Coop, founded by Harvard students in 1882 and established as a cooperative is open to the public offering four floors of books featuring the most titles and widest selection of topics in the area- the largest ...
    • Harvard Square: An Illustrated History Since 1950
      Harvard Square An Illustrated History Since 1950 by Mo Lotman   Harvard Square is the first and only coffee-table book that documents and celebrates the modern popular history of one of America's most unique and influential neighborhoods. With over 500 photos and 60 profiles ...
    • Hidden Sweets
      Hidden Sweets is a locally owned and operated candy, card, souvenir, and gift store. As our name suggests, we carry over 300 different kinds of bulk candy as well as a large selection of gourmet chocolates and novelty candy. Hidden ...
    • Hunt's Photo & Video
      Hunt's Photo & Video has been in business since 1889. Our longevity is due to our knowledgeable sales staff, large on-site inventory and dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. We have grown to be the single largest camera outlet in ...
    • IN SEASON
      Is located inside Harvard Square subway station, downstairs at the bottom of the escalators. Our kiosk offers authentic officially licensed Harvard merchandise at the best prices around guaranteed. If you find the exact item that we sell selling for less ...
    • J. August
      J. August a Harvard Square Business since 1891 now specializing in a wide assortment of Harvard logo'd apparel and gifts for men women and children. ...
    • Joie de Vivre
      Joie de Vivre opened its doors in 1984. Through that door lies a world of delightful items - clever, beautiful and original, as well as just plain wacky! We carry gifts for all ages and interests. Our stock includes wind-up ...
    • Kulturez
      Kulturez Flagship Store takes a fresh look at combining the elements of world culture. We represent; skate culture, graffiti culture, DJ culture, hip-hop culture, reggae culture, rock culture, punk culture, your culture, and my culture. We are the spark of ...
    • Leavitt & Peirce Inc.
      Leavitt & Peirce is a 127 year old tobacco shop and specialty store still in its original location in the heart of Harvard Square just across the street from historic "Harvard Yard." Leavitt & Peirce also specializes in chess sets and ...
    • LF Stores
      LF, as seen in people magazine, In Touch Weekly, & Instyle... Among others... is a trendy, up and coming, young contemporary fashion retailer. LF is found in such well known locations as SOHO, the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Newbury Street, and ...
    • Looks
      Nestled on a charming side street in Harvard Square, LOOKS is a boutique specializing in contemporary fashion for today’s woman. Owner Annette Duclos, has created a warm and inviting space, filled with the latest fashion from designers around the globe ...
    • Lush Cosmetics
      Lush Harvard Square is a flagship shop for one of the most innovative and conscientious companies on the planet. Minimal Packaging, no animal testing and fresh ingredients set us apart from every other cosmetics retailer. Stop in and see. www.facebook.com/LUSHHarvardSq ...
    • Market in the Square
      Market in the Square is a place filled with a cornucopia of food for the indecisive hunger. The buffet is perfect for the on-the-goers or picky eaters that need something fast. They also have deli counter and surplus of drinks. ...
    • MBTAgifts
      MBTAgifts is the exclusive source of MBTA themed merchandise as well as authentic MBTA decommissioned items including vintage station signs. MBTAgifts is operated under exclusive contract from the MBTA by WardMaps LLC of Cambridge, MA. ...
    • Mint Julep
      Mint Julep is a funky and charming women's clothing boutique with 3 locations: Coolidge Corner in Brookline, Harvard Square in Cambridge, and the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  Our neighborhood shops offer a delightful selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories from ...
    • Monella
      Monella, carries J.Brand, Miss Me, Sang Real, Paper Denim, Earnest Sewn, Chip and Pepper, Level 99 and Mavi Jeans. Our Dresses and Tops are from: James Perse, Oogle, Language, Double Zero, BB Dakota, Michael Stars, Coffee Shop, Zio, Voxx, Blu ...
    • Newbury Comics
      Newbury Comics was founded in 1978 by MIT roommates, Mike Dreese and John Brusger. With $2,000 and a comic book collection, Mike and John converted a Newbury Street studio apartment in Boston's trendy Back Bay into the second organized comic ...
    • Oona's Experienced Clothing
      Oona’s Experienced Clothing specializes in timeless vintage fashions from the 1930s to the 1980s. Opened in 1972 in the heyday of funky dressing, Oona’s has long been a local hotspot, beloved for its eccentric stock and low prices. Set back ...
    • Origins
      A short description of your business: Our mission at Origins is to create high-performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science. We used potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. And our long-standing commitment ...
    • Out of Town News
      Newspapers and Magazines from around the world. Located in Harvard Square's most recognized building, the kiosk is an iconic newsstand located in the heart of Harvard Square. ...
    • Planet Records
      Established in 1983, this amazing used record store is the best place to buy or sell used and new records, CDs and DVDs in Cambridge.  All kinds of music are well-represented on multiple formats.  Excellent for fans of jazz, classical, ...
    • Raven Used Books
      Raven Used Books specializes in carefully selected scholarly used books. Adding over 1,000 books a week, Raven always has fresh stock on the shelves. Particularly strong categories include, philosophy, art, architecture, history, political theory, anthropology, religion, literature, and poetry. Raven Used ...
    • Rebekah Brooks Jewelry
      Our jewelry is all handmade in Northampton, MA or is antique. We work in all real gemstones and all precious metals, and we also do custom work including wedding and engagement rings, bridal jewelry and custom gifts. ...
    • Savenor's
      Since opening in 1939, Savenor’s Market has been delighting generations of Bostonians with exotic game, unparalleled prime meats and gourmet groceries.  Savenor’s gained national attention in the 1960s as a neighborhood favorite of the first celebrity chef, Julia Child, who ...
    • Schoenhof's Foreign Books
      Founded in 1856, Schoenhof’s offers the largest selection of foreign-language books in North America. Our selection includes language-learning material for over 700 languages and dialects, as well as fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books in 50 languages. Located behind Holyoke Center, Schoenhof's ...
    • Sound Lion
      Calling all music lovers, athletes, gamers, DJ’s, artists: Hear the Roar at Sound Lion! Hang out and listen to music at our Listening Bar, and learn about digital sound products and digital media to enhance your Personal Listening Experience. Try ...
    • Staples
      Each Staples superstore carries over 7,000 brand name products for businesses and home offices, including supplies, furniture, small business machines, computers and peripherals – all at Guaranteed Low Prices. In addition, each store features a full–service copy center and UPS ...
    • Susanna
       From the first day Susanna opened its door in 1982, it has enjoyed a charmed existence and it continues to be loved for its stylish non-mainstream clothing, well designed accessories, and the wit and wisdom of its helpful staff. Bohemian, ...
    • Swiss Watchmaker
      Dedicated to services and showing an eclectic selection of timepieces for over 70 years, we restore and maintain timepieces from the 16th century to current models that require seals against moisture. We size and cut wristbands, design engravings, and can ...
    • The Andover Shop
      At the Andover Shop you will find various weights of cashmere, lambswool and Shetland tweed jackets woven exclusively to our specific style, pattern and colorings and are only found at our three locations - Andover, Boston, and Cambridge. As the result ...
    • The Gap
      Based in San Francisco, California, The Gap is clothing and accessories retail store located all across America and the World! Located in the heart of Harvard Square, the Gap offers casual, comfortable wear for men and women. With its brand ...
    • The Harvard Shop
        The Harvard Shop is comprised of two retail locations in Harvard Square which sell Harvard merchandise and apparel. Additionally, The Harvard Shop has an online shop (www.theharvardshop.com) which features student models and allows anyone to purchase Harvard products. Another facet ...
    • The Hempest
      The Hempest was founded in 1995 with the conviction that bringing hemp back to the marketplace and into full view of the public was the best way to counter the misinformation and ignorance that has surrounded this plant for years. ...
    • The Jewelry Gallery
      The jewelry gallery has been in operation for the past 17 years and showcases trendy silver jewelry as well as the largest selection of quality body jewelry in the area. ...
    • The Tannery
      The Tannery is Harvard Square & Boston's premiere hotspot for fine shoes, apparel, and accessories. ...
    • The World's Only Curious George Store: Harvard Square
      Harvard Square is overjoyed at the return of its favorite monkey!   The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to welcome Curious George back to the Square.  Adam Hirsch, Owner of the World’s Only Curious George Store --Harvard Square shares his thoughts. ...
    • Tibets Jinten
      Tashi Delek, Namaste  and welcome to our Store. Tibets Jinten has unique but reasonable priced collection of artifacts, gifts and sovenirs. It was previously owned by a Tibetan family for the last 14 years and named Little Tibet till 2008. ...
    • TistiK
      TistiK displays the unique work of emerging designers from Mexico. We offer a variety of hand crafted jewelry, accessories and home decorating products that make wonderful gifts! Most of our pieces are made with sterling silver, gemstones, wood, glass and ...
    • Urban Outfitters
      Urban Outfitters is a global retailer with a boutique approach. It’s the biggest small retailer in the world. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, it’s definitely the place to go if you want to make a fashion statement. ...
    • Via Vai
    • Ward Maps LLC.
      Purveyors of antique maps, reproduction prints, cartographic gifts and vintage transit memorabilia since 2004. The WardMaps store features thousands of authentic antique maps of local neighborhoods including ward maps of Cambridge & Boston as well as antique maps from all ...
    • William Henry Furniture
      We are a locally owned and operated design/build shop. We offer standard designs that we have been building for almost 25 years, customizations of those standards and unique custom furniture. ...
    • Zinnia Jewelry
      Here at Zinnia, we feel like little jewelry matchmakers…we love our hand picked jewelry and we can’t wait to share it with you! As a family owned business with over 30 years of experience, we have a great passion for ...
 
 

Harvard Square Business Association
18 Brattle Street, Suite 352
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tel: (617) 491-3434
Fax: (617) 491-6976
Email: hsba@harvardsquare.com

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Denise Jillson, Executive Director
William Manley, Marketing and Events Manager
Natalie Damaso, Administration and Communications Manager

 

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