130 Newbury St.
When noted hatmaker Goorin Brothers first went into business in 1895, America had
a true love affair with headwear—whether you preferred a bowler or a top hat, a naked
head simply had no place in polite society. Today, the 116-year-old family business is
still all about championing the chapeau, and celebrity clients like Tom Brady, Brad Pitt
and Sandra Bullock are just a few of the famous faces that have been topped by Goorin
Brothers hats. The 116-year-old, family-owned company recently opened its newest shop
on Newbury Street, and it’s packed full of every kind of hat imaginable, from fedoras to
panamas and beyond, all made from the finest materials. Goorin Brothers blends quality
craftsmanship with modern style, with the goal of always creating a hat that’s as unique as its wearer.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
10 St. James Ave,
A fixture on glitzy Newbury Street for almost
four decades has made a big move
to bigger digs, with the recent opening of
Marcoz Antiques’ new 1,700-square-foot
showroom in the heart of Boston’s Design District. Proprietor
Marc Glasberg now has even more space to add to his diverse
collection of fine antiques from around the world, including his
specialty, 18th- and 20th-century European furnishings. Marcoz
also has uniquely beautiful finds for collectors of everything
from antique maps and paintings, to china and ceramic statues,
to clocks, jewelry and more. The new location establishes
Marcoz as the largest antique showroom in Boston, making it a
safe bet that you’ll find the perfect piece there to complete the
décor of your most special room.
1771 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Finding that perfect pair of
shoes is always challenging,
but when you factor in being
an animal lover—unwilling to
wear leather or shoes made with glue that comes from
slaughterhouses—it can be almost impossible. That’s why
local vegans and vegetarians are so excited about the arrival
of Sudo Shoes, a new Porter Square boutique that only sells
brands made with no animal byproducts. No longer does
being an animal activist mean wearing unflattering fashions,
as Sudo carries designers such as Olsen Haus and Bourgeois
Boheme among the more than 27 labels producing trendy and
upscale shoes, belts and bags for the socially conscious fashionista.
Sudo offers an opportunity not only to look good, but
feel good knowing that no animals were harmed in the making
of your own individual fabulousness. —Ellysia Francovitch
BACK BAYS NEWEST BLING
211 Newbury St.
Once, in order to find exquisite
handmade jewelry and clothing
from designers like Shosh Tibi
and Gila Lev, you’d have to journey
to their homeland of Israel.
That all changed, though, when
Tibi immigrated to Boston and opened Newbury 211, a first-of-
its-kind collective for Israeli crafters right in the heart of the
Back Bay. Newbury 211 showcases handmade creations by
some of Israel’s most talented artisans, including store owner
Tibi, Lev, Mira Feldman, Nirit and Avi Berman, and Liraz
Rubin. In addition to chic jewelry, the clothing collections
found at Newbury 211 offer shoppers a new perspective on
contemporary Israeli fashion, making this new jewel of the
Back Bay shopping scene a must-visit for those in search of
something truly unique this holiday season and beyond.
Your New Favorite Uncle
125 Charles St.
Beacon Hill has long been known for its
chi-chi antique stores and cute gift shops,
but with the arrival of Uncle Pete’s, a hint
of hipness has finally staked its claim among the bluebloods.
Owner Peter Tam provides his customers with fashion-forward
streetwear, shoes and accessories for men and women in a relaxed,
friendly setting. The small shop boasts select merchandise
like silk dresses for women from Vena Cava, Beatles shirts
and bags from Comme des Garcons and plaid button-downs
from Rogues Gallery. And, with its comfy couch, fireplace and
chill-out music, Uncle Pete’s is equal parts neighborhood
hang-out and funky fashion boutique.
The Seaport gets Stylish
Fan Pier on Northern Avenue
Attention fashionistas: the chic quotient of the Boston waterfront just rose considerably
with the relocation of longtime Back Bay standout Louis Boston to the Fan Pier complex
on Northern Avenue. The famed luxury retailer spent 20 years in its swank Newbury
Street location (former home to the New England Museum of Natural History) before
making the decision to become the first major retailer to take up residency in the
up-and-coming Seaport retail complex. Though the Newbury Street address is no more,
Louis Boston still stocks the sort of upscale fashions for men and women and luxury
home goods it's always been famous for - now in a brand-new, gleaming edifice with
phenomenal views of Boston Harbor.
- Sofia Constantin
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