Thank you, Gov. Patrick, for another weekend of tax-free retail therapy. Like most people, I end up spending more than I save. But I'm a sucker for the illusion of a bargain, so I'll be out there with the rest of you.
If you're looking to
help the state's economy spend your hard-earned cash, here are a few of my favorite home good stores and goodies that I've seen in my recent travels. Remember, keep it under $2,500, or else the state will come calling for its five percent.
I walked by last night and spotted an amazing octopus pillow in the window. I couldn't find it on the website, but there are very cool items, such as these feed bag pillows.
My love for the Porter Square shop is legendary, but I can't help myself because it carries an ideal mix of well-designed new home products and mid-century vintage pieces. I'm further won over by the fact that the store also sells old records (swoon).
As you can see, the web site is in developement, but I've posted pics of the style of goods I've seen there.
Yes, I know it's a chain and kind of predictable. But, I'm still in a honeymoon phase with West Elm in Boston, and I dig their take on modern furniture. It's all relatively inexpensive. (the sofa below is $799).