The Peruvian Connection is making the move to brick and mortar and I’m excited that Boston is home to one of its newest stores. The recently opened boutique is located at 170 Newbury Street (right above Soodee).
Upon entering the store, it’s quickly clear that CEO Annie Hurlbut is a woman after my own heart. She’s heavily involved in designing each store and spends time carefully picking vintage and antique items for the displays.
The decor draws on the “Victorian charm of Newbury Street, using elements of the era’s décor, including a dramatic stained glass window, hardwood floors, period lighting and exposed brick walls.” The stained glass window is incredibly striking and draws you to the back of the store.
One of my favorite little touches was the guest book which encourages store visitors to leave their email address. Handwritten notes from a previous owner grace the front pages of the antique ledger and I absolutely love the phrase on the cover: “contains useful information.” Have I told you that I’m a crazy list maker?
In addition to the lovely displays, the Peruvian Collection (of course) offers beautiful knitwear and artisan made accessories. I was impressed with their selection of dresses and was especially drawn to the Primavera Linen dress (bright flowered one on the wall).
Peruvian Collection has recently opened stores in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Santa Fe and its home town of Kansas City. Each store draws inspiration from each area’s unique history and are completely individualized. I can say the Boston store definitely made me nostalgic for Peru.
The Peruvian Connection is running a Additional 20% off sale through Memorial Day. Some items are discounted up to 60% off so be sure to stop into the Newbury store!
*Storefront photo provided by Skirt PR.