Magpie & Magpie Kids Somerville, MA
By Christine Carpenter
Magpie has been part of Davis Square in Somerville for well over a decade. In 2004, five friends decided to take their enthusiasm for quality locally sourced goods and use it to open a storefront. With the success of Magpie, owner David Sakokwski has expanded to a sister store Magpie Kids. Each store has endless unique gifts often inspired by the area. The Magpie brand has grown over the years to include two beautiful websites for online shopping. That said, they are still fully committed to their Somerville-based stores. In support of local artists and vendors, Magpie often hosts pop-ups and tastings. Magpie Kids is also a fully engaged store offering music classes, visits from local silhouette artist Erik Johnson, and the occasional petting zoo. Magpie & Magpie Kids truly captivate the spirit of Somerville.