Breaking Out of the Brandeis Bubble- Weekend Shopping Guide

After an aggressive week of midterms and papers, Brandeisians deserve to relax on the weekends. Below are some suggestions of shopping centers to gather a couple of close friends and go to for those necessities (We can’t always have what we want. Let’s be real. We are broke college students.)

Arsenal Mall/Arsenal Project

Most of us wait until the weekends to go out, but if you are bored during the weekdays, then catch the 70 MBTA Bus (there is a station in the neighborhood behind Massell Quad) and in 30 minutes, you’ll be in Watertown! Here is the bus schedule for the 70 bus: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=70. The station is called Weston & Cedarwood  Fun Fact: the 70 bus is convenient because for $1.50 with the Charlie Card, in 45minutes you can arrive at the Central T Station which is located at Mass Ave & Pearl St. Notable stores include Home Depot, Marshalls, Forever 21, Old Navy, and Sports Authority and across the street there is a Best Buy.

CambridgeSide Galleria

Located in Boston, CambridgeSide Galleria is a 5-minute walk from the Lechmere T Station. Compared to Arsenal Mall, this indoor mall is massive and will take a good two/three hour to fully enjoy. Here is the full list of stores offered: http://www.cambridgesidegalleria.com/directory

Downtown Crossing

If you prefer fresh air, try stopping at Downtown Crossing T Station on the red/orange line. There are some great stores within walking distance of each other. Here is the full list: http://www.downtownboston.org/things-to-do-downtown/shopping/all. My favorites includes DSW and H&M!

Newbury Street

Like Downtown Crossing, Newbury Street is one of the better-known outdoor shopping areas in the Boston area. The Brandeis shuttle runs for free on Thursday-Sunday and  their second stop at Mass Ave and Beacon St is only a few blocks away from Newbury Street. Here is a list of retail stores you can find there: http://www.newburystreetleague.org/member-directory-2/by-category/fashion-and-retail/

Try these locations for a good shopping outing! Maybe you will find a nice winter coat…After all, it snows in March.