Quick Hits: Cuyana Opens a Boston Pop-up Shop Next Week

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San Francisco style comes to Boston next week when Cuyana‘s pop-up shop opens its doors on Newbury Street. The popular California based label is best known for their stylish bomber jackets, classic trench coats, wrap skirts and luxe clutches. They will be opening a pop-up at 91 Newbury Street from May 4 – 29.
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Co-founders, Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah have formed close relationships with their partners in Italy, working with small family-run businesses to produce quality pieces. Cuyana, which means “to love” in Quechua, offers apparel and accessories that embody classic, feminine pieces.
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“Cuyana’s mission is to be a destination for women’s essentials,” said co-founder Karla Gallardo. “This will be our first time in Boston. We already have a strong customer following in Boston, which is why we decided to open the pop-up. Our main goal is to offer a product that has great quality and a classic design. Our pieces are investment pieces and are designed for women of all ages from 20 to 60. They are ideal for women and daughters who like to swap pieces.”
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The brand was formed in 2011 when the co-founders first introduced the concept to California. It is one of the few e-commerce companies to successfully marry luxury-level branding and quality with accessibility. “Prior to that, accessibility of high end products came at a high price tag,” Gallardo said. “There was a big opportunity to build a brand that is focused on the quality of products. We offer a brand that is intentional and thoughtful by creating essentials that are also classic pieces. For example, our leather tote is made with buttery soft Italian leather. The saddlebag features everything made in Italy, including the hardware, and is available in regular and mini sizes. Another signature piece is the travel case bag that is handmade in Argentina. Women also love our silk tee that is manufactured in the US. You can dress it up by wearing it under a jacket or wear it by itself for a classic look.”
If all goes well with the pop-up shop, Gallardo and Shah may consider expanding the brand to include a permanent location here in Boston.
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