Friday, November 23, 2012
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other shoppers.
1. Weekend weather forecast: 2. History of Black Friday: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand and red ink indicated a loss, black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. 3. Black Friday myth: Despite common belief, Black Friday is not the biggest shopping day of the year. It's not even in the top five, according to a posting on todayifoundout.com. So which day gets the prize? Typically, the last Saturday before …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Nominate your go-to place in the comments; they may be voted a Readers' Choice later this summer.
- READERS' CHOICE
Monday, June 11, 2012
If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know—tell us about the area's best Bargain Shopping. Nominate your favorite place in the comments below. Once you do, Patch will officially add them to the running for best of the best—and later this summer, they may beat out the competition to become the number one Readers' Choice. We will take nominations through July 9; voting begins July 23.
Voting begins July 23.
- READERS' CHOICE
Monday, June 11, 2012
You've made your nominations, now it's time to vote: What's the best in the South End? Last month, we asked you to nominate your favorite businesses in a number of categories. Starting July 23, thise nominated businesses will square off in our series of polls. Vote in our poll below, and check out a list of the other categories. We'll take votes between July 23 and Aug. 17, after which we'll declare your winners.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Four Back Bay bridal shops have everything you need just blocks from each other.
Your dress. Your bridesmaids’ dresses. Your mother’s dress. Your shoes. Their shoes. That’s just the start. Boston Bridal Week, a new event on Newbury Street, features four very different boutiques with everything you need within a few blocks. They’ve got designer names at not-so-designer prices—plus a few perks like discounts and champagne for an enjoyable whirlwind shopping experience that you should find to be surprisingly effective. “You can get it all done in a day, or a weekend,” said Boston Bridal Week organizer Juann Khoory. The deals end on Sunday, so it would be best to take that advice. The idea, Khoory said, is to attract brides from across the Boston area who can compare a wide range of products, get star treatment at the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Five things you need to know today, May 4.
1) Take the T this weekend: Between the SoWa Open Market and Art Walk, the South End Little League Parade, Walk for Hunger at the Common and some construction detours on Stuart Street, getting around will be tough. They’re all great events (well, except for the construction), so it’s worth the temporary hassle. 2) The mud’s flying in the senate race: It’s been a rough week for both Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown. Each is dealing with allegations of hypocrisy while flinging the charge at the other. South Enders have been talking about it here. Join the conversation! 3) Art dash preview: The annual Laconia Gallery 150 x 150 art dash is coming. The gallery puts up 150 works of art for $150 apiece. Patrons must race into the gallery and grab…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The SoWa Open Market is opening this weekend for the season, and we're wondering what you've been waiting for the most.
There's art at the SoWa Open Market. Not just any art, either, like a person might see at a museum. This is art you can buy. Art you can take home. And there's food, everywhere. Some of it even comes from trucks, trucks that have journeyed to the SoWa Open Market for the express purpose of filling your belly. There are dogs at the Market, and babies, and iced coffee and special events, and an entire indoor market of vintage finds, but, of the thousands of items at the market, what are you looking forward to most? Leave a comment with what you've been anticipating, and if you've got a favorite vendor, be sure to give them a shout-out!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The dogs of business owners help attract new patrons to South End Shops
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This Sunday is the last Sunday for the Market at its winter location; soon it moves outside to the Thayer Street Lot and 500 Harrison Ave..
Event info and text provided by the the SoWa Open Market: Now in its ninth season, opening day for Boston's only weekly outdoor bazaar, the SoWa Open Market, is Sunday, May 6. The 2012 SoWa Open Market season runs every Sunday from May through October, and The SoWa Food Truck Court boasts a rotating lineup of 15 unique food trucks including: Besides food trucks, the SoWa Open Market hosts 120 local artists and designers every Sunday in Boston's South End, and the SoWa Farmer's Market offers fresh produce and specialty food from 60 local vendors. The SoWa Vintage Market, another part of the Open Market, is indoors and is packed with vintage finds. In addition to delicious food and quality products made by local artists, visitors will …
Friday, December 30, 2011
This week's winner won a $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's.
We asked for shopping tips and you delivered. Peter Petrella won this week's prize: a $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's. Here are some of the great tips we got this week: 1) Fitness Together offers nutrition classes when you sign up for a membership, according to this week's winner Peter Petrella. 2) Look in Ming's supermarket for beautiful pashmina and silk scarves in jewel colors for only $5. They are warm & wash beautifull, said Susan Klimczak. 3) There are great buys in Sparks, the legendary local department store in Malden Square, according to Tammy Jones. You can buy gloves for your kids for only $1.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Just let us know about a good deal in town in the comment section below and maybe you'll be this week's winner.
Each week until the end of the year, Patch is running a shopping tip contest. All you need to do is offer a shopping tip in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random each week. Shopping tips can include sales or deals on anything: from supermarket bargains to sales on holiday gift items. And although we hope to find out about sales at local small businesses, large chain store deals are fine too. Each week, we’ll announce a new winner, as well as list all of the great deals that were submitted to help you with your shopping. For this week’s contest, all entries must be received by noon on Thursday, Dec. 29 (Eastern Time). This week’s prize: A $25 gift certificate to Salvatore's Restaurant in Boston's Theater District, …