thank you

In addition to our extraordinary makers, we have worked with supportive, insightful, and talented individuals who have helped us bring 1630 from an idea to a movement in Boston.

We’d like to thank:
Polly Becker, Jo Ann Blatner, Alberta Chu, Austin Cox, Kent Dayton, Robyn Duffy, Howard Elkus, John Goll, Adam Grant, Pier Gustafson, Luke Hatfield, Chris Himmel, Kevin Hoskins, Lisa Hughes, Julia Jensen, Marni Katz, Kristen Keefe, Jackie Lake, Barry Lustig, Kimber Lynch, Alexandra Metral, Honah Lee Milne, Paul Niski, Joey Petrillo, Philip Saul, Katie Scallon, John Schachter, Britton Stipetic, Michael Tavilla, Doug Weathersby, David Wisholek

Proprietors of Boston Goods & Curiosities

pop-up shoppe

celebrating boston’s past & present

First on Newbury Street, now at historic Faneuil Hall

Our shoppe, 1630, draws its name from Boston’s nearly 400-year history. A step inside presents New England traditions wrought with a contemporary twist. We bring together unique, well-designed products, curated vintage goods, and the best of local makers–all in a pop-up shoppe in historic Faneuil Hall that’s unlike anything else in Boston.

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goods

The 1630 collection combines Boston’s historic spirit with a smart and simple design sensibility. Our products–which showcase the history, intellect, pastimes, and local lore of New England’s cultural capital–include apparel, paper goods, and new items introduced each week. Share your love for the Hub of the Universe or find the perfect gift for Bostonians old and new.

made in the usa
made in the usa

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curiosities

Over 400 years of settlement have turned New England into a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. We’ve scoured the best vintage fairs and markets to bring you curated, one-of-a-kind home goods, jewelry, and artwork. Each of these unique objects tells a story–so you can bring a piece of history home.

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makers

New England artisans started crafting their wares back in the day of the Pilgrims and this tradition continues to thrive in Boston today. 1630 showcases a select group of locally inspired, locally made products by Boston-area designers and artists. Meet our makers when they pop-in to our pop-up–join our email list or connect on social media for news about special events.
See our makers

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brass necklaces and lockets

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MELISSA CAMPBELL

Melissa Campell makes unique brass and gold jewelry in Boston. Her “Little Pancakes” line of statement and everyday pieces are hammered, stamped, and turned into simple pieces you’ll cherish forever.

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LEATHER GOODS

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GINA DeWOLFE

DeWolfe leather goods are hand-crafted in Boston and made with beauty and function in mind. Each piece is thoughtfully designed for day-to-day use and constructed using age-old techniques, ensuring quality and dependability. The collection is timeless, tough, and incredibly versatile.

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CHOCOLATES

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EH CHOCOLATIER

Named “Best Chocolate in the U.S.” by Food and Wine and “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine, EH Chocolatier’s chocolates are handmade in small batches in Somerville, Massachusetts with attention and care given to each ingredient. No artificial flavors or preservatives are used. Classic techniques are used in crafting each chocolate by hand to create a perfect balance of flavor, texture, and simple beauty.

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Map of Boston Print

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MATTEO GULLA

Matteo was born in a small town in Southern Italy and raised in Boston, He is a designer, hand typographer, and illustrator pursuing his American dream. Matteo draws from historic inspiration, using traditional media and a modern, minimalist approach to combine old-world aesthetics with new-world design.

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EARRINGS

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KIMBERLY HUESTIS

Porcelain and Stone’s jewelry draws inspiration from New England’s coastline, featuring ceramic nautical and organic elements paired with fine metals. All pieces are hand-crafted in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Seaweed prints & cards

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MARY CHATOWSKY JAMESON

Mary is an artist who explores the marine environment for inspiration in her artwork. Her Marine Botanical pressings and collages are created from seaweed and organic elements collected on excursions throughout the New England coast.

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WOODEN OBJECTS

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ALEX JAYNES

Alex Jaynes hand crafts unique and useful wooden objects employing a mixture of modern and traditional techniques. With a background in industrial design and human factors at NASA, he now builds his furniture and other creations in Charlestown, Mass.

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Shuckit

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JAN MOSCOWITZ

Originally designed for a private event–this kit can now be enjoyed by the professional and occasional shucker alike. Included in the kit: New Haven Style Oyster knife made in Massachusetts, 100% cotton, hand-printed shucking cloth and artfully printed and beautifully illustrated ‘how-to’ guide with a few of our favorite recipes for slurping! Just add your own oysters and enjoy!

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Letterpress prints

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OLD TRY

Old Try was founded by Micah and Marianna Whitson: two Southerners who moved to New England and couldn’t convince themselves to leave. Each one is letterpress printed from original wood type and hand cut plates in Somerville on 100% cotton paper.

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SOAPS, MOISTURIZING CREAM & LIP BALM

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RED ANTLER APOTHECARY

Red Antler Homesteading Company is a small ‘mom and pop’ group in Lowell, Massachusetts focused on making special products that are better than the commercial alternative and completely free of chemicals. Ingredients are grown / harvested on site at Red Antler or sourced from small businesses and local farms.

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ALUMINUM & BRASS PENS

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IAN SCHON

Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Boston, the Schon DSGN collection turns an everyday item into a prized possession. These pens are made with silver polished or black anodized aluminum as well as an exclusive brass model, all with pressurized ink cartridges.

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scarves & bags

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FIONA STOLTZE

Fiona Stoltze is a textile artist who recently earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and now creates hand dyed accessories out of her Newton, Massachusetts studio. Each piece is created using an old traditional dyeing method that involves various combinations of folding & binding the cloth to create patterns. Each piece is truly one of a kind.

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online shoppe

As much as we’d like to see you in our shoppe in Faneuil Hall, we know sometimes you can’t make it in. So, due to popular demand, our 1630 collection is now available to order online for Bostonophiles near and far.

Go to shoppe

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events

Here are some of our previous and upcoming events at our pop-up locations.

Boston Campaign Headquarters event

Tues 6/14 – ?

ongoing

“Boston Campaign Headquarters”
Opening party featuring the art of Pat Falco and friends

local makers event

tues 1/19

6:30pm

Local makers pitch their products for a chance to be carried at 1630

emily gallardo event

sat 12/19

11am-4pm

Pop-in by Boston calligrapher Emily Gallardo who will be hand-lettering custom ornaments

Albertine Press event

sat 12/5

11am-4pm

Pop-in by Albertine Press featuring letterpress cards depicting Boston and Cape Cod scenes

massart illustration event

sun 11/15

11am-6pm

Pop-in by MassArt illustration students, featuring unique products designed exclusively for 1630

Julie Vician event

sat 11/14

11am-6pm

Pop-in by Julie Vician of Fairbanks Fancy Goods, altelier of classic, clever and tailored soft goods

beth carroll-horrocks event

tues 11/10

5:30-7pm

Talk by Beth Carroll-Horrocks, head of Special Collections at the State Library of Massachusetts

emily gallardo event

sat 11/7

11am-6pm

Pop-in by Emily Gallardo, calligrapher and maker of fine paper products

colonial cocktails event

thurs 11/5

5:30-7pm

Colonial Cocktails featuring Privateer Rum and Boggy Meadow “Switchel”

PilgrimWaters event

sat 10/31

11am-6pm

Pop-in by PilgrimWaters, designers of table top, canvas, and wool accessories

Fish McGill event

thurs 10/29

5:30-7pm

Fish McGill gave artist talk and debuted his version of the Boston Tea Party

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proprietors

1630 was conceived and created by the team behind design and branding firm Visual Dialogue. Proprietors Susan Battista and Fritz Klaetke have worked with Boston’s leading businesses and organizations for over 25 years, designing brand identity programs, websites, interiors, advertising, publications, and packaging. With 1630–their first retail store–they celebrate Boston’s unique history in a new way. See video of our first pop-up here. (And for those of you wondering about the name, 1630 is the year Boston was founded.)

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find

Visit us at
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building
Boston, Mass. 02109

proprietors@1630boston.com
617-398-7279
Open every day from noon-ish to six-ish