Boston is steeped in history, art, and culture. The city is all kinds of cool, but it’s also host to many high-end shops for those with an eye and the budget for premium fashion. If you need a special piece to upgrade an outfit or even entire outfits, you’ll find that Boston has a lot to offer to meet the most discriminating sartorial tastes.
RICCARDI ON NEWBERRY STREET
The Riccardi crowd is apparently immune to sticker shock as the retailer specializes in world-class brands, including Balmain, Comme des Garçons, Givenchy, En Noir, Lanvin, Thom Browne,and many others. Even the denim selection, which is always well-stocked, consists of hand-picked exclusive labels not easily found elsewhere.
The name alone conjures exclusivity, and Hermes on Boylston Street delivers all that with merchandise that speaks of the high quality and heritage of one of fashion’s most respected brands. If you’re considering an investment in accessories such as a Birkin tote or a silk scarf, go where the Boston socialites go for these top-tier gear.
THE ANDOVER SHOP ON HOLYOKE STREET
New England prep style is alive and thriving at The Andover Shop, which was originally opened to cater to the needs of students at the exclusive Phillips Andover Academy. The fashion merchandise at the Holyoke Street location in Cambridge is cautiously curated to reflect the type of British-style suits, ties, and accessories favored by its well-traveled and well-heeled clientele. Bespoke clothing may also be ordered from this shop.
ALAN BILZERIAN IN BACK BAY
This shop is supposedly one of the secret haunts of celebrities in Boston for good reason. They carry a sumptuous selection of men’s and women’s fashion merchandise, including Lanvin, Isabel Marant, Ann Demeulemeester, and other iconic and eclectic names. It’s the kind of store where handling the Yohji Yamamoto selection turns into an encounter with modern art.
COPLEY PLACE IN BACK BAY
Copley Place is a high-end mall located in the downtown core. It’s worth navigating past the traffic to get here if you’re after luxury brands because it’s a one-stop location for upmarket fashion names. You’ll find Carolina Herrera and Christian Louboutin located side by side with world-renowned shops such as Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton.
Ready to upgrade to a swanky wardrobe? Take the time to check out some of these upscale shops while in Boston, and tell us about your experience.