Vira Comes to Charles Street

The pretty Beacon Hill boutique carries lines from around the world.

(Photo by Radhika Rana)

Radhika Rana and Vivek Patel opened the two-level Vira boutique at 107 Charles St. — the space formerly housed a framer — on Tuesday. The FIT alums and Boston-area natives (Rana is from Somerville; Patel is from Burlington) are adding some international flavor to the Beacon Hill retail scene with lines from here and abroad: Masaba (India), Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva (India), Vertigo (Paris), Kova & T (Los Angeles), AL&ALICIA (Singapore), Yoanna Baraschi (New York), and more.

I was especially taken by Mehak by Mehak Gupta’s dangling statement earrings — and with the giant round light fixture hanging over the entryway.