HubThreads: Celebrating Boston Street Style

Meet Alexandra.


Alexandra Borden

Photo by Diana Levine

Critics say this city has no style. We’re here to prove them wrong. Welcome to HubThreads, where we chat with the most stylish people we find out and about in Boston. Think you or someone you know has the best street style? Let us know


What do you do? I’m the women’s manager at Dolce & Gabbana.

How would you describe your personal style? I would say it’s somewhere between classic and trendy.

Do you have any style icons? You know, I do. I like Amal Clooney, I like Catherine Middleton, Grace Kelly, and Kate Moss.

What’s your favorite piece in this outfit? I love this coat. It’s the Icon Coat from Max Mara and they don’t make it in this slate color anymore.

I like how it’s a bit oversized. Yes, and it comes with a tie, so you can wear it like a robe as well.

Where do you like to shop in Boston? I should plug my store, so Dolce & Gabbana, obviously. I do like Max Mara a lot for their monochromatic clean lines like this. I like AllSaints, Rag & Bone. I like All Too Human, they’re really cool.

You have a subtle accent. I’ve lived in Norway, Paris, and NYC. I love to learn about fashion from different cultures. In Paris there is a femininity that is special. In Norway the style there has this grounded coolness. In NYC you learn about the importance of having a distinct look. I heard a great quote the other day: “Style is the dress of thoughts.”

Who said that? Lord Chesterfield.

Old school! Old school.