1186 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 879-1510
Fax: (508) 875-2686
Okaïdi is a Parisian transplant offering that je-ne-sais-quoi to the Natick Collection and your tyke’s wardrobe. The clothes offer effortless quality and adorableness, while erring on the not-too-precious side. Little Sara and Jake will be as comfortable in their Okaïdi duds as Nathalie and Pierre. This is no Target, but the prices stay reasonable. Some of the styles are a bit obvious—striped rugby shirts, anyone?—and others impractical, referring here to the second-grader-sized bolero. But overall the fashion is geared toward real, live children. The store’s manager touts the frequent arrival of new goods. - Anais Wheeler
Summit Ski and Snowboard features the latest in brand name ski and snowboard equipment, clothing, and accessories.
Furniture warehouse. Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays.
With almost every store imaginable, the Natick Collection prides itself on not only providing the best shopping but also a newly remodeled Play Space and plenty of comfy relaxing seating areas to make your retail experience as delightful as possible.
Craftworks is a craft cooperative offering wonderful handmade items and gifts.
This specialty and gift shop is your source for all things beads: beading supplies, classes, parties, and unique gifts.
Racks are crammed with the softest cashmere sweaters and twin-sets, adorable capri pants and brightly colored skirts and tops. These plush sweaters, stylish pants and suits are perfect closet additives for those cold winter months. The shop exudes a unique brightness and funky style, offering beaded handbags, rhinestone-studded hair accessories, wildly patterned coats and frilly sundresses. There is always something for every season in this charming boutique. Check the website for online shopping and more.
There are flashier, trendier, even bigger bookstores in the Boston area, but New England Mobile Book Fair is a gem. The place is simply enormous. Books are organized by publisher, which sometimes slows down the selection process, but it is necessary to this wholesaler. The store seems to have everything, from children's books to that abstruse classic that you have been meaning to read since college.
If the the thirst for knowledge urges, then drop in at Newtonville Books. Browse through their wide selection of commercial and eclectic books covering a variety of genres like photography, Greek literature, modern American literature, psychology, mysteries and lots, lots more. If you're looking for a rare out-of-print edition, they even find it for you. So browse through this amazing array and add on to your own book collection.
Russo's offers a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, salads and take-away meals. If the hunger pangs strike you while you are shopping, walk right into this place and buy yummy Teriyaki Chicken wings, meatballs and Italian sausages. Or head straight to Russo's bakery and pick up some of the most delectable cakes, puddings, pies and tarts. The place also houses a flower shop.
Just outside the city of Worcester is Hebert Candies. Founded in 1917, Hebert Candies has been New England's primary producer of chocolates and candies. The mansion, purchased by the owner in 1946, has been home to the candy company ever since, with chocolate made on the premise and a complete candy store inside. You can find seasonally-themed chocolate pops, a do-it-yourself ice cream bar and even hold birthday parties or other events at the mansion. Tasty chocolates and unique sweet treats are the reason to come out here to pick up some goodies for the kids or yourself!