Mass Market: Small Mall
Downtown’s mini mall reps indie vendors.
At Mass Ave’s haute bazaar Small Mall, you really can have it all. The whitewashed space across from Starbucks hosts a dream combination of quality handmade goods, rare antiques, and high-end trinkets, thanks to owner Elizabeth Dillon’s eye for unique vendors. And unlike at Small Mall’s distant cousin, the flea market, it’s not a major headache to spot what you’re looking for—the levels are easy to shop by product type. Chic gifts, like Voluspa champagne candles ($18.75), and a stunning succulent arrangement from The Empty Vase ($155) throng the first floor. Vintage treasures fill the second story, ranging from a French-blue bistro set ($450) from Fine Furniture Resale, to Solomon Paris Antiques’s red tempered-glass coffee table ($150), which looks like it was plucked from a Sterling Cooper cocktail party. The top tier champions local lines, like Night Owl Baby burlap totes ($20), found inside the Just Pop In booth. The best part? You can shop until you actually drop at Small Mall—the rooftop deck is the ideal place to unwind (with a bag of popcorn) after perusing three stories of trendy knickknacks.