2. Vans DQM General Shop
Pretty much every one of us has owned a pair of Vans at one point, usually an old pair of the classic checkered slip-ons that you wore until they fell apart. You could buy a new pair at the Vans DQM General Shop on Newbury that opened in July. But we imagine more ambitious purchases at this collaboration with New York skate shop DQM, like a lightweight cotton sweater or a designer skate deck — even if it's just to hang on the wall.
174 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-262-0333)