Shopping in the Area
You may want to do some last minute shopping once you arrive in the Wellesley Area. Here is some information about what's nearby.
Student Sustainability Move-In Sale
During New Student Orientation, Wellesley will host a student-only sale of gently used items (school supplies, kitchen items, room essentials) for purchase at a fraction of the retail cost.
Wellesley Center / "The Ville"
Within a short walking distance from campus along Route 135, you will find small specialty shops, banks and eateries. Wellesley students frequent CVS, Truly's, the Paper Source, and some of the small coffee shops and restaurants. Wellesley Center is a place where our students mingle with town residents and other locals who come to Wellesley to shop and eat. When parents are in town for a visit, some students and their families head for a nice dinner at Alta Strada, Juniper, or Cafe Mangal. There are other options for casual dining such as Lemon Thai, Riceburg, and Fiorella's.
Linden Street Shopping Area
Also within walking distance of the campus is the Linden Street shopping area. There you will find a supermarket, several banks, and a few retail clothing stores. Students often take time to enjoy the food at Qdoba, California Pizza Kitchen, Dunkin' Donuts, and Starbucks.
The Natick Mall
Located in nearby Natick, this shopping mall has 270 retail stores, featuring Nordstrom, Neiman-Marcus, Macy's, Sears, and Lord & Taylor and many small retail shops. The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's, and Met Bar & Grill are just a few of the featured restaurants.
Adjacent to the Natick Mall is the Container Store, which sells many storage and organizational accessories that work well in college residence hall rooms.
Mall Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am - 9pm; Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Located in Framingham, this outdoor shopping place includes a number of retail stores, including Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and an A.C. Moore Craft Store.
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30am - 9:30pm; Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Target, located in Framingham on Route 30 near Shoppers World, is a well-known discount retailer, offering a wide array of linens, clothing, and electronics. Home Goods, found in the same plaza, offers linens, towels, and a variety of home decorating options.
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8am - 10pm; Sunday, 8am - 9pm