Dress, Readdressed: A Beloved Store Reopens on Charles Street
The shuttering of beloved Newbury Street boutique Dress in the summer of 2012 dealt local fashionistas a hard-to-recover-from blow. (To make matters worse, Stelâ€™s closed around the same time.) Happily, owners Martha Pickett and Jane Schlueter reopened the girly-cool clothing shop in September in the historical Charles Street Meeting House. â€śSo many people became our friends over the years; it was nice to see everyone we hadnâ€™t seen in a while,â€ť Pickett says. In addition to the designers that defined Dressâ€™s first iterationâ€”like Vanessa Bruno and Loeffler Randallâ€”the store is stocking A.P.C., Lizzie Fortunato, Ulla Johnson, and other fresh lines for spring. The chic cherry on top: A collection of new and vintage housewares curated by interior designer Nina Farmer, who decked out the lovely space with herringbone floors and brass chandeliersâ€”beacons of style beckoning the cityâ€™s well heeled.
1. Viscose, linen, and nylon pillow, $330.
2. Cotton pillow, $330.
3. Lulu Frost â€śVictorian Charmâ€ť brass necklace, $600, and â€śStardust Pendantâ€ť antique-silver-plated-brass necklace with glass stones, $288.
4. Vienna 1900, by FranĂ§ois Baudot, $25,Â Gypset Style, by Julia Chaplin, $45,Â To India with Love, by Waris Ahluwalia, $50, and The Big Book of Chic, by Miles Redd, $75.
5. Ceramic vase, $110.
6. Ceramic pitcher, $110.
7. Bone boxes, $344â€“$455.
8. Sea NY cotton-blend dress, $380.
9. Faux shagreen console table, $3,100.
10. Linen pillow, $250.
11. Sea-grass basket, $185.
12. Swans Island merino-wool throw, $450.
13. Marble paperweight, $162.
14. Dipped ceramic vase, $275.70
Charles St., Boston, 617-248-9910, dressboston.com.
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