What are the best stores for designer clothes in Boston?

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Kaitlin Madden

Boston offers a number of designer shopping experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.
Alan Bilzerian, on Newbury Street, is known not just locally, but around the world, for having a unique, meticulously curated selection of ultra-high-end and haute couture European and Japanese labels like Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demeulemeester, Oliver Theyskens and Issey Miyake.
Louis Boston, however, is arguably Boston’s best-known shopping Mecca. The historic store, which started selling luxury clothing in 1925, carries a wide variety of designer labels, like Proenza Schouler, Marni, Balenciaga, Victoria Beckham, Roland Mouret and Haider Ackermann.
Of course, there are also plenty of great department stores in town that offer top-notch  designer selections. Copley Place is home to Neiman Marcus and Barney’s New York, while next door, in the Prudential Center, you’ll find Saks Fifth Avenue. Drive a short distance from the city center, to the Mall at Chestnut Hill, for Bloomingdale’s.
Happy shopping!

Melanie Nayer

Boston is often referred to as a launching pad for top designers. Whether your're looking for something name-brand or want a vintage-inspired design, you'll easily find it in Boston.

Your first stop: Newbury Street. 

Newbury Street runs from Arlington to Massachusetts Avenue and is home to an eclectic mix of retailers, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. Ranked as one of the most expensive streets in the world, you'll find stores ranging from budget boutique to luxury designers.  High-end stores include Chanel, Armani, Ted Baker, Donna Karan, Burberry, Mac Jacobs and Valentino. 

Located just a few blocks from Newbury Street is the Copley Place Mall, home to Neiman Marcus, Barney's, and a variety of retailers including J Crew, Banana Republic and BeBe. Copley Place Mall is adjacent to the Shops at Prudential Center, where you'll find Saks Fifth Avenue anchored by a variety of retailers.

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