Haute Boston Secrets: Avra Myers of A Ruby

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Avra Myers knows what trendy Boston women look for when it comes to fashion, and that stylish sensibility is what A Ruby is all about. The luxe line features classics like a pull-on riding pant, crisp white shirt, moto tank with vegan leather trim, V-neck tunic sweater and graphic tees.

Avra MyersPhoto Credit: Avra Myers

Myers is the former co-founder and vice president of Club Monaco where she developed the line, opened over 100 stores internationally where she saw sales fly up to $150 million. (She was also co-president of Limited Stores and senior vice president of merchandising at J. Jill).

A RubyPhoto Credit: A Ruby

On Thursday, Myers is leaving her Quincy, Mass. shop to host a Pop-Up debuting her fall line at Moxie (51 Charles Street in Boston), which includes a Polar Fleece Wrap Coat in color block or with leather trim, a Diamond Knit Poncho, the Pull-on Classic Legging Pant in olive and a variety of accessories, including a Honeycomb Hat and Infinity Scarf in merino wool.

A RubyPhoto Credit: A Ruby

We caught up with her recently to find out what she loves most about Boston.

Where were you born? Toronto, Canada

How long in Boston? 7 amazing years

Where do you live now? Marina Bay, an undiscovered gem

Occupation? Merchant / Designer

Favorite Restaurant: Menton

Best Sushi: My boyfriend’s fresh caught Cape Cod blue fin tuna

Best dessert: Fresh berries with ice cream and frambroise

Best place for a romantic date: Dinner above the clouds at The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur

Best place for a power business meeting: Artisan Bistro at the Ritz in Boston

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? XV Beacon

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: A Ruby; Michelle Willey for home design; Moxie for shoes and accessories

Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches: David Yurmann, Hermes

Best Spa: Bella Sante Spa on Newbury Street

Favorite Charity Event: Any Quincy Animal Shelter events, Saks’ Key to the Cure

Favorite Cultural Institution: Isabella Gardiner Museum

Best Pizza: Balduccis in Quincy

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox at the Ritz in Boston

Best Museum/Exhibit: Buddha collection at the MFA

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Squantum Park in Marina Bay
Old Deerfield in Western Mass.

Describe Boston in three words: Historic, vibrant, international

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