Sydney Thomas reopens this September and more fashion news below.
Sidney Thomas' Grand Reopening
Boston’s beloved jeweler Sidney Thomas is getting a glittering overhaul this season, with a grand reopening in September, just in time for fall shopping. The new store will serve as the company’s retail prototype and feature pieces from around the globe—including exotic locales like Vicenza and Istanbul—exclusively for Boston shoppers. There will also be estate jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, as well as watch lines such as Omega, Breitling, and TAG Heuer. In addition, customers can expect to see a new space dedicated solely to Rolex. The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-0935
Akris Releases Two New Bags
Akris has two streamlined new bags for fall. The Anouk Envelope can be carried as a clutch or, with the addition of an adjustable strap, worn as a shoulder bag. The Folio can serve as either a clutch or a document holder. Both come in sophisticated neutral tones and vivid hues like candle yellow. 16 Newbury St., 617-536-6225
What to Expect From A Ruby
White shirt ($80) and pull-on Army pants ($120).
Jump-start your weekends this fall with chic yet easy-to-wear separates, like Moto leggings with vegan leather accents, from A Ruby, founded by Quincy-based Avra Myers. “I thought there was a need for a line of clothing that simplified great style,” says Myers, who is no stranger to womenswear: In her 30-year career, she has cofounded Club Monaco and had stints as copresident of Limited Stores and senior vice president of merchandising at J. Jill. “I wanted to find a way to design clothing with exceptional fit, high-quality fabrics, and the timeless style I love. So I created it.” A Ruby’s staples are produced especially for the fashionable woman-on-the-go: riding pants that transition from day to night, crisp white shirts for work or weekend, soft V-neck tunic sweaters, and the Breton-inspired three-quarter-sleeve T-shirt. In the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, look for the diamond-themed fringed poncho, patch pants, the quilted wrap coat, and Myers’s favorite, the polar fleece cape. The line has a pop-up shop at Michelle Willey in the South End.
Anna Sui and Frye's New Collaboration
Eclectic designer Anna Sui and legendary bootmaker Frye have blended their creative juices to produce nine new bag and shoe styles for Sui’s Nordic-inspired Fall 2015 collection. “The fun part was customizing their classic shape in an Anna Sui style,” says Sui. The looks combine Sui’s lively prints and her eccentricity with Frye’s tried-and-true leather staples, bringing chic functionality to the Boston customer. Case in point: the Parker moc tall boots (PICTURED, $1,398) and the versatile Anna cross-body handbag. Both will take you stylishly into the fall. 284 Newbury St., 617-247-3793