With several shopping districts and many types of stores, one hardly needs to leave town to shop. There are national chains including Banana Republic, J. Crew, and Talbot’s. Department stores include Saks and Richards, and there is a wide selection of stores for children.

For specialty clothing there are shops like Scoop, and Christopher Fisher, while specialty boutiques include Best & Co., Patricia Gourlay, and Elsebe. High-end jewelry shops include Betteridge, Manfedi, Steven B. Fox, Magnum Jewelers, Catherine’s Jewelers, Bennett Jewelers, A. Woodhouse, Femme Gems, Alma Jewelers, Farrah Chanel, S & S Jewelers, Beads in the Loft, Fred Sufert, Fusaro, Tiffany & Co., Jl Rocks, Abigale Fox, and Richards.

A new emerging type of store offers “fashions for the home” including Sea Cloth, Buttons, Baker, Housewarmings, Commission Mart, Cocoon, Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, The Federalist, Estate Treasures, Linens of Greenwich, Mitchell Gold, Splurge, HB Home, Hoaglands, Light Touch, and The Drawing Room. There are also many antique stores.