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The ladies behind fall's big knitwear success The Third Piece come from different vantage points of the shopping world. Kristen Lambert was bred in the finance world, with a very distinct work and play wardrobe. Carina Donoso went to fashion school, working in retail while styling and organizing the closets of fashionable Bostonians on the side. Here is where the friends and co-owners love to shop and hang out when off-duty.
I don't really have a go-to store. I mean, Carina has really helped open me up to get me out of the Banana Republic box. She came into my closet and said if Anthropologie and Banana Republic had a baby that would be my closet. One was my work wardrobe, and one was my play wardrobe. I've been trying to get better at beefing my wardrobe up. I'm now hooked on Nordstrom. They have a good array and great service. I always find myself in the Back Bay. I live in Fenway and am always running over there to get my nails done, do errands.
Because I work in the Back Bay, I love Brookline. And Cambridge. I live in Brookline Village now and I love it. If I could marinate in my neighborhood I would. I think people look fantastic in Brookline, the moms are fierce. They are head to toe lululemon all the time, with the fur, looking great. My favorite shop is Intermix, but if I could die somewhere, it would be in Barneys. I would want my ashes spread in Barneys, in the handbag department. But I think what people underestimate are those really great small boutiques in the South End and Beacon Hill. I think Boston also has a great international market. The girls are fierce.