Shopping in Boston is always fun, but when it comes to high end fashion, no one does it better than the boutiques that line tony Newbury Street. It is along this two-mile stretch that you will find everything exclusive from local jewelers and day spas to bridal boutiques and men’s and women’s fashion retailers. Tourists have dubbed Newbury Street the “Rodeo Drive of the East” and the lower end stands out for good reason. Here’s a look inside some of the top places.
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If you are planning your wedding and are looking for something special, Firas Yousif is where brides-to-be come for couture bridal gowns. Each beautiful dress is custom based on the bride’s style and preferences. Located at the lower end of Newbury Street, the salon also specializes in evening wear. Firas Yousif is so exclusive they only offer hours by appointment only.
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For luxury men’s clothing, head over to Alton Lane for custom shirts, suits, blazers and tuxedos. Also located at the lower end of Newbury Street, this clothier specially curates their threads from Egyptian and Swiss cottons, imported wools and cashmeres. Start your shopping experience by calling and making an appointment. When you meet with one of their stylists, they will take your measurements and assist in selecting a custom fit, style and fabric that is right for you. Shopping here is exclusive and available by appointment only. Alton Lane also has locations in Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC and Richmond.
Locals and tourists flock to Shreve, Crump & Low’s three story store for engagement rings, wedding bands, rare jewels (think yellow diamonds) and estate pieces. The watch salon here features timepieces from German and Swiss brands, including Hermes, Bell & Ross, Piaget, Omega and Longines. We love the gift selection of fine art and china, new baby collection, flatware and frames. There is even a Boston collection of ornaments, charms, music boxes and hand designed glass bowls.
A day of shopping on Newbury Street would be remiss without a stop at a local day spa for a luxurious treatment. Bella Sante has just what the retail therapist ordered. We recommend their signature HydraFacial that is sure to reduce stress and fatigue associated with a day of shopping. The intense treatment includes a facial lymphatic drainage massage to eliminate toxins. From there, estheticians work to exfoliate the skin, apply antioxidants and maximize hydration. The result? A refreshed, more youthful glow with beautifully radiant skin.