The North End doesn't have a bookstore, but it does have a designer-jean boutique -- and it's a good one. Owner Alison Barnard and her staff will find just the right fit for you in their well-edited selection of pricey denim; the tops, shoes, and bags represent an impressive variety of hard-to-find-in-Boston brands. The nearby sister shop, Twilight, 12 Fleet St. (tel. 617523-8008), carries a gorgeous, ever-changing selection of party dresses and suitable accessories.
- © Frommer's 2013