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We're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams. Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier, caviar facials, and Chanel. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.
Christina K. Pierce, of the eponymous showroom and fashion agency, is likely a major secret behind some of Boston's best dressed thanks to her Black Card. We're talking a high end membership program that keeps the agency's wardrobe services on retainer. Flying to the tropics but don't have the latest resort wear? She'll fill your suitcase. Walking a red carpet? She'll get that cherished gown. The Black Card program's specialty is on-demand styling for power players that need to maintain or establish an image—but hotshots, don't be so quick to think you fit the bill. This literal black card is a limited, referral-based system.
Pierce, who has extensive experience studying the runway, notes that many members use her service to prepare for the upcoming season, creating wishlists for of-the-moment designers and trends. When launching the program, men turned out in droves, confirming the long-held suspicion that guys really do need some sartorial direction. Unfortunately, gents can't benefit from a major Black Card perk: access to showroom samples from an exclusive in-house brand roster. Womp.
If you ever find yourself in the presence of this other, non-Visa Black Card, let us know so we can live vicariously through you. Sound good?
· Christina K. Pierce Boutique Fashion Agency [Official Site]
· Boston Fashion Experts Share Their Favorite Trends of 2012 [Racked Boston]
· All Whale Week coverage [Racked Boston]