Boston Logan Terminal B Shopping
Has your smartphone packed up just when you need it most? Terminal B’s newly opened BlackBerry store could well be your first port of call after clearing security to buy smartphones from the likes of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also post-security is the Techshowcase outlet, which prides itself on stocking the latest mobile phone accessories and software from names such Audiovox, Palm, Samsung, Motorola, BlackBerry and Nokia (see www.techshowcase.com)
The rest of the shopping offer in this terminal • Virgin Books, Sunglass Hut, another Johnston & Murphy boutique, and costume jewellery outlet Local Charm • doesn’t quite match the variety of the restaurant and bar scene in this part of the airport, which includes great Italian coffee from Espressamente Illy, pizzas aplenty from Sbarro and Villa Pizza, and wines from around the world at Vinea.
Terminal C Boston Logan
The Americans do love their homegrown sports as shown by the sheer number of sports memorabilia and apparel outlets at airports all over the country. A case in point is the recently opened (pre-security) Boston Tops store, which sells all manner of casual fashion gifts and collectibles connected to the two iconic New England sporting teams: the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.
It is always nice to see a local company trading at an airport and Massachusetts-based The Fudge Bar at Gate 29 is doing just that, selling fudges in a fantastic array flavours such as chocolate cheesecake, maple walnut and butterscotch. The company also sells cashew clusters and something called Salt Water Taffy, a chewy candy akin to toffee, which thankfully doesn’t contain salt (see www.thefudgebar.com)
Terminal E Boston Logan Duty Free Shopping
Book lovers will be pleased to know this terminal has a Borders outlet by Gates 7 and 8 (there is also a store in Terminal A). Newspapers and magazines can be bought from Hudson News, which has no fewer than five locations dotted around the terminal.
With gadgets galore, Brookstone is a great place to browse while waiting for a flight (www.brookstone.com). Stocking everything from hairdryers and travel blankets to alarms, luggage and headphones, the store is excellent for picking up those items you forgot to pack in your haste to get to the airport!
For information on US Customs rules please see our quick guide:
United States Customs Allowance and Exemptions
Boston Logan shopping guide
Boston Airmall (Terminal B and E only)