Originally Posted by jet
LA guy just shed a vegetable tanned tear.
I like Jon and Tina. I'll have to ask them what the deal was. You have to remember that when they opened, internet shopping (which they never really got), was nascent, and stores like Odin were just starting out. There was a hole in the Boston market for something between "street" stuff, and stuff at Louis or Alan Bilzerian. They also always had a terrible location, in a wierd part of Newbury Street. However, it's been more than half a decade, and both the digital and physical market has changed. It's a tough business, and these days, you have to be more than just someone with a decent eye and good customer service. You really have to differentiate, have a decent online strategy, really be one up on the competition in at least one aspect.
Originally Posted by stylesmurf
Where else is there to go besides Barney in this ridiculous town? Filenes got some decent stuff in once in a while and they went out of business. The Wrentham outlet never gets any RRL or RLBL/RLPL. Stel's always had some decent sales and some nice folks working there.
ON Newbury Street, there is Alan Bilzerian, which is tremendous, and Riccardi, which has its own Eurotrendy/trashy charm. Then there is the Boyleston Trading Company, which has stuff like SNS Herning, Master Piece,and LVC, and if you are into more "street" things, Bodega, which carries, among other things, Headporter, Yuketen, and White Mountaineering. There are a lot of tucked away stores with one or two things as well.