Shopping Trip: Portobello Road

No, I didn’t pop off to London. I wish. But I did make it to Chestnut Hill and finally (finally!) checked out the Portobello Road boutique. It’s owned by two local women with wanderlust and exquisite taste, Marina Kalb and Kristina Lyons. It’s their private version of Anthropologie. It works.

They hit the trends nicely – Union Jack, succulents, gnarled wood bench, and other on-point picks all made a showing. They even have fresh flowers in inventive arrangements. In addition to home goods (LOVE the John Robshaw bedding), there’s fine art, clothing, jewelry, paper goods, and goodies for kids.

Portobello Road, 47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617.264.2020

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

7 thoughts on “Shopping Trip: Portobello Road”

  1. Portobello, in London, is one of my favorite shopping areas, so much choice, vintage, handmade, incredible!! Will go for a stroll as soon as weather gets a bit warmer, too cold in London right now…
    Regards from UK

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