May 25, 2006
At Marc Jacobs store on Newbury Street, you may forget that you are in the historically stodgy Puritanical city of Boston! His designs are for the young and adventurous. You will not find much in the way of uptight turtlenecks, wool skirts, and boring outerwear here as is most often associated with how stereotypical Bostonians dress. Instead you may see things like a gorgeously woven wool coat in bright jade green with white accent piping. Or, if you do see a plaid wool skirt, expect it to be no longer than 9" from top to bottom. It's that kind of fun clothing that is found here.
The must-have accessory collection available at this location includes shoes, handbags, and sunglasses. Last season's gorgeous patent-leather purple maryjane's were on the must-have list of everybody that was in the fashion-know. This summer, Marc has designed a fantastic pair of aviator sunglasses that look great on everyone from starlets to actual aviators. The handbags are beautifully put together and feature durable leather construction in all hue's.
Though Marc Jacobs prices are typically high, (i.e. the aforementioned handbags are about $1,000, the sunglasses $400), there are deals to be had. There is a small sale section on the first level of this store's location. Also there is often one or two items that are kept here (think keychains, hair things, etc.) that are under $20. Perfect for those of us that love Marc Jacobs, but can't quite afford to don his expensive clothes from head-to-toe.
The second story of the Marc Jacobs location on Newbury Street is strictly for fashionistas with huge spending allowances. Here you can find straight-off-the-runway looks from Marc's latest Couture line. A dress from this level can cost upwards of $10,000, but they are truly beautiful and ethereal creations. If you want to dress just like your favorite Hollywood 20-something star, this is a great place to start.
The staff at Marc Jacobs is very hip, but not too aloof to help customers with clothing fittings and what-not. They also often have a non-clothing related agenda (such as distributing voter registration forms), which is nice and helps with their non-confrontational sales pitch.
From journal Boston: Adventures on Newbury Street