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Extended Holiday Hours

For the month of December!

NOMAD will be open ’til 8pm, 12/5 – 12/11


12/12-12/23 we are open until 9pm! (Sundays 11 ’til 7).

~posted 12/3/16~

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Vintage Yoruba Necklaces New to Etsy

Gorgeous sorbet and ocean colors…

These vintage trade-bead necklaces from Nigeria are deliciously fluid and one-of-a-kind.

Each one (we have four) has something different and special about it.

We dug them out of the back of a trader’s truck, who after sourcing them from Africa, traveled from NYC to Cambridge in the heat of Ramadan to share them with us.

Enjoy them here, on our Etsy shop:


~posted 7/11/16~


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4th of July Joy

4th of July Weekend is just around the corner….

Are you ready to ring in Summer the right way?

Nomad’s got you covered with fab, versatile outfits to help you enjoy your celebration to the fullest.

Fireworks, food, friends and family – we know we’re looking forward to the fourth!

Ruby Yaya dress pictured, with Colombian seed bead necklaces and sun hat from Ghana

Stop in all week and weekend. We’ll be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday 7/4.

~posted 6/27~


Great Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner – get ready for Sunday June 19th!

We’ve got all kinds of creative gifts for Dad at NOMAD.

We know you appreciate his skills on the grill. Add some creativity to the old standards with a new grill book like the “Eat Like a Man Guide to Feeding a Crowd”.

And we know Dad’s got a sense of humor. Ant-shaped party picks and mini tree trunk coasters are just the things to punch up his next gathering and garner a few giggles.

We’ve got lots more gifts to choose from, so stop on by for Dad!

~posted 6/7/16~

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Tableware & Grilling Inspo for Memorial Day Weekend

Kick-off the outdoor entertaining season!

There’s nothing like a fresh table to make your guests feel at home and inspired, and new grilled flavors to surprise their palettes and make their bellies happy.

NOMAD has you fully covered for the perfect Summer parties! Featured in this photo:

 - Indian cotton ikat tablecloth

- “Fire Pit Cooking” by Vanessa Bante & “Grill Eats & Drinks” by Chronicle Books

- Gorky Gonzalez Mexican plates and bowls

- aromatic grill matches from Guatemala

- golden lanterns from India

~posted 5/24/16~

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NOMAD & Porter South Sidewalk Sale!

This Saturday 5/21 from 10am-6pm…

Join NOMAD & our Porter South Friends for our favorite bi-annual neighborhood event of the year…. the SIDEWALK SALE!

Explore vintage finds from the NOMAD archives, find secondhand treasures, and discover unbelievable bargains!

Other participating shops include: Abodeon, Clothware, Cocinelle, Irish Imports, Joie de Vivre, MBTAgifts, Raspberry Beret, Susanna, Wardmaps & The Wowlet

Rain or shine.

~posted 5/17/16~

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Handmade Housewares from South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

Nomad celebrates modern Africa with beautiful items for your home…

…Bringing you woven recycled plastic and grass baskets, olivewood serving spoons, carved soapstone animals, and much more. Come browse our fair-trade collection from many nations across the African continent.

In addition, we have a vintage collection of beautiful stools and headrests, kuba cloth, kente cloth, and painted hair signs. Stop in to see what’s new during Black History Month!

~posted 2/21/16~