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While the Back Bay boasts world class shopping, we also love to poke around our city's distinct neighborhoods for stores with flavor and finesse. We've asked some local gurus to offer hidden gems so you can try out boutiques beyond the usual suspects. Make room in your retail repertoire for these beloved spots.
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Sean Donovan is certainly making his name known around town as he chronicles his day-to-day adventures (our favorite of which are always his outfits) on Twitter under the handle BostonMo. When he's not working at Circle Furniture you'll be sure to find him at Boston's most happening parties in his preppy best. Here's where Sean picks up pieces to mesh with his colorful, very New England wardrobe.
A recent trend in the Boston retail scene has been shops and boutiques catering to particular consumers; one in particular being men's shops. While there have been a few boutiques geared towards males around town, SAULT New England, located on Tremont Street in the South End, has to be one of my favorites. Owner, Philip Saul draws inspiration from all things New England to stock the tiny shop with casual sportswear and accessories for men, as well as home goods and gifts which appeal to both sexes.
Every season, the store is meticulously re-merchandised from top to bottom in order to emphasize the inspiration behind the collection Saul has stocked up on. SAULT carries a wide range of goods such as shirting from New England Shirt Co., accessories from Jack Spade and Ivy Prepster, toiletries from Mr. Natty and much more including gently used goods at amazing prices! I am a personal fan of the stationery and books that he chooses to showcase, and have purchased many nautical accessories that I couldn't resist.
This is not just any men's shop, it is a cool spot to hangout and learn about terrarium building!
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