Wander beyond the iconic Harvard Quad and take in Harvard Square’s eclectic personality, including the neighborhood’s local boutiques. Here are five Harvard Square stores you can’t miss.

The Best Harvard Square Stores

Mint Julep

This beloved luxury clothing boutiques offers colorful items from American and European designer brands like scarves and earrings from Saachi, tops by Plenty by Trace Reese, and handbags from Orla Kiely. The shop’s relaxed atmosphere makes it an ideal place to browse the neat racks for a fun find. Mint Julep: 6 Church St., 617-576-6468

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop

Feeling like your outfit needs a certain something? Pair it with a hat from Goorin Brothers. The store has a fun vintage feel that makes shopping for hats (everything from fascinators to fedora to a newsboy cap) even more engaging. Goorin: 43 Brattle St., 617-868-4287

Black Ink

You won’t be able to leave Black Ink without a gift for someone else…or even yourself as the store stocks everything from witty cards to small games and books of all kinds. They also sell gift wrap but if you want to make an impression, ask them about having your gift canned. Black Ink: 5 Brattle St., 617-497-1221

Forty Winks

Make getting dressed a lot easier (and a bit more fun) with the selection of undergarments and loungewear at this locally-owned boutique. The chic store stocks chemises, robes, pajamas, bodysuits, and more from brands like Eberjey, Hanky Panky, and Only Hearts. Forty Winks: 56 JFK St., 617-492-9100

Follow the Honey

Life’s a bit sweeter thanks to this Harvard Square boutique that focuses on, yes, honey! In addition to local and international honey (with a story behind the place of origin), the store also carries beeswax crowns, aromatherapy items, lotions, and soaps. They even have their own rescued beehive and local honey on tap. Follow the Honey: 1132 Massachusetts Ave., 617-686-1469