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The Shops at Prudential Center

The Shops at Prudential Center

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Shopping, Shopping Center
Ranked #33 in Boston things to do
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800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
(617) 236-3100
http://www.prudentialcenter.com/
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Navigate through both classy and affordable shops such as Teavana, Oakley, Gucci and Ann Taylor, all conveniently located within the Shops at the Prudential Center. After a full day of shopping, set ... Read more
aside the time to savor a delicious meal from any one of the fine eateries available, including Q'dobas, Sarku Japan, P.F Chang's or Godiva. Immerse yourself in the vibrant view of Boston aglow with lights in the evening while venturing through the Skywalk Observatory. When the time comes to head home, use the Beantown trolley system to transport yourself to any of the surrounding accommodations.

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Burns, Kansas

Great shopping center located in the Prudential Tower of Boston - one of the tallest buildings in the city with 52 floors.

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East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Here's a good space to shop when your in Back Bay. It's also connected to the Copley Galleria which has a lot of upscale stores like Gucci and Neeman Marcus.

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Local from Boston

The prudential is very expensive. Great to go in and look around. But not the type of places I usually shop at.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

So this place struck me fairly solidly with a single word, Pretentious. The people, the stores, the sales staff, the information booth; Hell, I think the only thing that didn't was taking the elevator up to the viewing deck of the skywalk looking out around the city and surrounds of Beantown.

However the mall was very clean. It reminded me of South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island in Southern California. A lot of high end stores, people who are trying to out brand you, or some other stupid psychotic bullchit. So being the munchkin and I came here to go to the skywalk we had no choice but to pass through.

After we cruised around the skywalk for a while, we decided to go look for who knows what, likely knickknacks for souvenirs. We found one shop that tailored to that kind of thing, but nothing that we had wanted. However the munchkin found a stuffed animal retailer and fell in love with a unicorn. As it was her birthday the next day, I got it for her. The sweets shop didn’t carry assorted sourballs much to my great dismay, but their service was the absolute worst. We cruised through food court and got caught by a chicken sample and conned into grubbing. Definitely a good choice for us, as we left feeling full of grub and a beaming smile on the munchkin’s face as she toted around her new best friend ever.

I didn’t understand the poor service from the information booth folks. They had a real attitude that I didn’t understand at all. They also didn’t want to help me with my parking validation and said that I HAD to purchase X amount of stuff in order to get the validation; regardless of our having just been on skywalk. Hence the cruising around shopping when it is definitely not my favorite thing to do.

I also found it very odd that the parking lot led out into the middle of Macy’s or some other similar department store. *shrugs* if they want everyone traipsing through their white clothes after having been outside, that is there problem I suppose.

Overall though it was an uppity mall and glad I don’t have to go back.

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Stuttgart, Germany

A lot of good shops are to find here. Not the cheapest. You can also get some souvenirs.

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Diamond Bar, California, USA

Erm... This place is fancy. They have a lot of high end stores which is cool... But I kinda felt judged being there. I can afford fancy stuff but I just choose not to. But man, this place made me feel like I couldnt. Yeah, I dressed like a college student. So ok.

They have a Legal Seafood... Awesssooommmeee! :)

This place is pretty but very limited in shopping.

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Dublin, California, USA

Prudential is among one of the most popular shopping centers in Boston. The Prudential building is one of the most symbolic on the Boston skyline, itself boasts the grandeur of a skyscraper. Inside the Prudential center, there are a maze of both med and high end stores along with many restaurants choices. Chances are you will find yourself in the Prudential if you attend an convention at the famous Hynes convention center. The "Skywalk" is on the top floor of Prudential, for a fee, you can get a panoramic view of the entire Boston, very beautiful at night.

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San Jose, California, USA
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I don't know how you can rate a mall with so many nice shops a bad review unless you've had bad experiences with individual shops inside the center but generally I really liked this place.

The shops were your standard mall set, everything you want is where you can find it. It is close to Copley Place Mall and the infamous Men's Store for J Crew across the bridge walk. The mall is conveniently open until 9pm every day except for Sundays and has an ample food court to satisfy just about any craving, entree or snack related.

I like that Boston has no sales tax on clothing items under $200 so it was pure shopping paradise for me.

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West Covina

Big mall in boston, looks really nice and has a lot of stores to shop from!

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San Diego, California
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