10 Places to Shop Sustainable in Beacon Hill
Earth Day is a special time to remember the beautiful memories and experiences lived throughout your travels. Whether you’re an experienced globetrotter or a first-time visitor to Boston’s most-prized attractions, there are endless ways to give back to the earth as you explore the city.
As an Independent Collection Hotel, The Whitney Hotel Boston prides itself on its eco-friendly approach to hospitality. Our commitment to sustainability includes inviting our guests to shop in responsible ways, which is why we’ve created this guide on shopping sustainably in Beacon Hill and its surrounding Boston neighborhoods.
From sustainable clothing, to hand-blown recycled glass goblets, this quintessential boutique showcases a diverse offering of eco-conscious apparel, accessories, and home goods. Having cultivated a space that celebrates the work of emerging artists and designers, the shop offers guests the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind goods to cherish forever.
Clean beauty and sustainability come to the forefront at Credo Beauty, a natural beauty store featuring products that give back to the planet and products that place greater importance on ethical beauty standards. Only a four-minute walk away from The Whitney, you’ll be sure to find your next favorite skincare, makeup, and fragrance product in stock.
A three-minute walk down Charles St. will take you to Vintage Taste—a women’s and men’s consignment shop in Beacon Hill. Here, visitors can find an offering of high-end designer pieces, giving an ode to timeless fashion, and reducing the impact of fast fashion practices by shopping secondhand.
Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill
A treasure trove of kitchenware, home goods, and unique Boston-themed gifts can be found at Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill. Among the many items for sale, you can find an array of sustainable and biodegradable goods made by independent makers and designers from Boston and beyond.
Second-hand shopping from consignment stores is a great planet-friendly alternative for finding the most fashionable goods while reducing the waste of fabric use. Covet is a specialty consignment store that chooses a curated selection of clothing while offering a diverse shopping experience for all who visit.
Ash & Rose
Less than two miles away from The Whitney is Ash & Rose—a women’s boutique that fuses together sustainability, independent design, and captivating fashion for an eco-friendly, Boston shopping spree. By using organic fabrics, partnering with independent artisans, and having a sweatshop-free guarantee, this shop takes “easy-chic” to new heights.
Travel nearby to Boston’s Newbury Street shopping district where you can find The Hempest. This eco-friendly shop is filled with hemp-made apparel, bags and wallets, and nourishing body care products. Each purchase partners with the store’s mission to work toward a cleaner future for the planet.
About four miles away from The Whitney sits Uvida—Boston’s first zero-waste store. Apart from selling unique zero-waste goods like specialty skincare products and pet soap bars, Uvida has a Refill Room where you can take a reusable mason jar and fill it with different soaps, household cleaners, and delicious tea blends.
Boston General Store
Head to the North Brookline neighborhood by bike or MBTA to find Boston General Store. Only three miles away from The Whitney, this store boasts a bountiful selection of zero-waste goods. Celebrating high-quality craftsmanship and products that last a lifetime, this store is the perfect spot for responsible shopping.
The Third Piece
About nine miles away from The Whitney, lovers of locally-made fashion can find The Third Piece—a fashion boutique that sells hand-knit pieces, using ethically and sustainably-sourced yarn. Whether it’s a hand-knit bag or scarf, the commitment to leaving a positive impact on the environment through high-quality materials makes this a premier shopping destination.
To pair your shopping excursions with a luxury stay at The Whitney, check out our Beacon Hill Shopping Package. This unique offer includes overnight accommodations, a $50 AMEX gift card, special offers from our Neighborhood Passkey Partners, and other perks for an unforgettable Boston getaway.