WRONG. I'm going to have to allocate MORE time for future visits. As I pull up to make the turn across Route 9, I see that some stores have filled in. Helmut Lang?!?! Vince?!?! Holy cow. My personal favorites all lined up. Huge stand-alone stores.
I dutifully did lunch and Splendid with the girls. Seeing that I had about 30 minutes left in them, I chose to visit Vince. They have only been open 2 weeks.
This Vince store is the biggest stand-alone I've ever been in, including some of the New York stores. It makes the Copley store look like a kiosk. The depth of the line was so impressive to see. I couldn't wait to dig in. But really, I couldn't. Why? Because the kids were digging in! Yes my friends, Vince has a kids clothing line. Good news: It's fabulous. Bad news: My kids LOVED it. Small but great selection of classic mini-Vince pieces (no, they did not get the leather jacket).
As I was checking out and explaining how I would have to come back without my dear children to really dig in, they had one other trick up their sleeve. Turns out Vince is launching a HANDBAG line this fall! Yikes! I can't even imagine how cool these bags will be. The assistant manager, Chrysten (on a first-name basis already), showed me a picture of one of the bags that will be out. Kinda love it.
|Image from Chrysten Fahey, Asst. Store Manager Vince, Chestnut Hill.|
Unless noted, all images from Jennifer Houston.