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Boston's Best Shopping 2009

The only marketing survey that counts
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 16, 2009

Photo by Matt Teuten

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who love to shop and people who would rather prepare for a colonoscopy than enter a store. This latter bunch could account for the Best Readers’ Poll write-in “votes” we received that said things like “Property is theft!” and “Eat the Rich!” Fortunately for what’s left of the economy (as well as for our poll), we also have readers who routinely engage in mercantile commerce — no doubt with varying degrees of enthusiasm.

It’s for those casual consumers and rabid till-they-droppers that we laud and applaud this year’s winners. (The rest of you can return to your self-criticism session any time.) The act of shopping, after all, is only natural — the one activity that combines two primal human talents, hunting and gathering, with acquired abilities such as parallel parking, counting change, and carrying bulky bags of stuff onto crowded subways.

The variety of shops, boutiques, emporiums, specialty stores, product purveyors, co-ops, and outlets in the Boston area is, indeed, impressive. So whatever you’ve got, don’t spend it all in one place. Click below to see the results . . .

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