Pod: Harmonious Housewares in Brookline Village

Store Profile

Location: Brookline Village, Massachusetts and online

Store History

  • Founded by: Julie Baine

Pod is a neighborhood lifestyle boutique that specializes in textiles in all forms with an emphasis on those for the home and body.

Website

shop-pod.com

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There's something about Pod that makes you want to linger. Despite its small footprint, there's a cool, calm, ineffable vibe that draws people in and keeps them coming back. The fact that it's stocked with a thoughtfully curated selection of "just right" housewares doesn't hurt either. Pod's homey atmosphere is due in part to its friendly, down-to-earth owner, Julie Baine, whose discerning eye has brought a modern organic aesthetic to the bucolic Brookline Village outpost. Choosing quality over quantity, she has filled the beautifully styled boutique with classic, well-made goods by specialty manufacturers like Fog Linen, Hammam, Utility Canvas, Henry Road, and Hable Construction. Baine's love of textiles is evident, but there also is a constantly changing array of unique decorative items, tableware, and gifts. And since even the most modest purchase gets exquisitely wrapped, it's hard to leave empty handed.

Images: Ronee Saroff

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