“terrific selections and prices”
“Lovely store, great selection, very attentive and helpful sales people”
“Great cosmetics at normal prices.”
The store should be remaned "Loooser Boston.".
I've been shopping at Louis Boston since my first visit to the city in 1976. In anticipation of going to the new store on Fan Pier I checked out the company's web site. I was surprised to find that Murray Pearstein, the man that was responsible for making Louis Boston an iconic name in the fashion industry, wasn't even mentioned in the "Louis history" section of the site. But, once I went to the warehouse/store a few days later everything became very clear to me. Here's what I surmise. Debi Greenberg, Murray's daughter and the current owner of the store, must despise her father so much that not only did she omit detailing his contribution to the establishment of Louis as one of the finest men's stores in the world but, went on a mission to bring down the house that Murray built.
Would you want to purchase a $4,000 suit displayed on a pipe rack from a poorly clothed salesman with a haughty attitude? Well, what you see is what you get at the new Louis Boston. Very expensive clothing hanging like freshly slaughtered cattle in an up-scale meat packing plant and offered to you by a disenchanted employee who's garb would remind one of what a brick layer would ware to his job.
I must admit that I did make a purchase during what will be my last visit to Louis Boston. I bought a bottle of cologne for $65. When I got home and looked up the item on the web I found that it could be ordered for $44. When I attempted to return the merchandise, I was told by the employee that sold me the item (Nicholas Cummings) that "toiletries are not returnable" and that" the store policy was printed on my receipt." We'll, isn't that a creative idea. Refrain from posting your return policy where the customer could easily see it. Wait until after the customer has purchased the item and then inform him or her that the item is not returnable. Sound like a rip-off to you? Scams like that should be reported to the police as a crime but I'll just drop a note to the Better Business Bureau.
Anyone who can afford Louis' prices can also afford a flight to NYC where they can visit Bergdorf Goodman and shop in an original Louis atmosphere and be served by a professional looking and knowledgeable sales staff.
I bid the new Louis Boston a fond farewell. It won't be long before the store will be just a memory of what was once a beautiful thing.
If you're not a housewife...
I happen to like Louis Boston and when I heard they were opening up a new store in my ever favorite seaport district iv been dying to go. Thing is... their hours are 10-6 or 11-7. I happen to not have a wealthy husband to pay all of my bills so I work a decent but normal amount. How do they expect anyone with a job to be able to make it in to this store?? This isn't Newburry anymore, There isn't much else around and people have to drive out of their way, to get here.
Im just a girl who wants to spend her hard working money...
Louis relocation details.. The store relocated to 60 Northern Ave -- please refer to Louis' page at http://boston.citysearch.com/profile/603788982
Citysearch Editorial Review. For more than 100 years, the boutique clothier Louis was synonymous with its regal Back Bay store. But, ever a trend-setter, Louis now makes its home in Fort Point?s up-and-coming industrial neighborhood. This Fan Pier location boats sweeping staircases, grand ceilings and endless nooks with a clean, austere modernity. Large glass windows overlook Boston harbor, and the store?s open layout encourages wandering among the racks--ultra-luxe labels include Proenza Schouler, The Row and Opening Ceremony. Peruse the iPad bar, where you can select music from the store's playlists. Each department flows into the next, so a trip around the store guarantees plenty of waterfront-peeking.
DO NOT SHOP HERE.
After spending a good deal of money in this store, I realized one of the shirts that my Aunt had purchased for me did not fit me right and needed to be returned. 3 days following the purchase I arrived at this store with the shirt, tag intact, and receipt.
I then was wrongfully accused of wearing the shirt and was treated with disgusting attitude and disrespect. Even after writing the owner a letter, a manager, contacted me to only half-apologize and continue to accuse me of something I did not do with the same ignorant and unacceptable attitude that I was treated with in the store. Why she even called me in the first place was beyond me. I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK HERE AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT AT ALL.
so last year. not even a new store front can help louis. this store has long lost its appeal. when are they gonna learn that snooty sales staff and overly aggressive selling won't fly in this economy? barneys is so much better.
Louis Boston is a Nice store with great & knowledgeable staff. The clothes are nice but way overpriced. However there are a few weeks a year when it's worth it. "Louis Sale" which is the 1st week after New years & The 1st week after July 4. All the products on the floor go to 50% OFF! These are the only times anybody should shop at Louis. Even at 50 off the prices are still high.
They also sell there unsold Sale pieces to Filene's Basement, so keep your eyes open and look for the Louis Tag next time your at Filenes in Newton
yeah not so good. This place was hip a one time. Not any more. What happened? Don't waste your time just go to Barneys.
has-been. Louis Boston has lost it. Since Barney's arrival to Boston Louis has gotten rid of many brands because they want to be unique. In fact if any store in Boston picks up a line that they carry they'll drop it in an instant. And because of that they are left with jack. And beware of the vintage items on the first floor. Most of the items are purchased at a flee market and marked up a few 100%, and given some made up story. And what happened to their sub-par cafe?
Fashion Backward, Service Mixed, and Attitude Forward. I've been a world shopper of fine men's ready-to-wear for many years now. Louis Boston is not the worst but by no means the best. The styles are outdated (the suit selection of Brioni screams of 70's seatcovers fabric, Who wears a brown/tan checkpattern suit? The more forward clothing lines like Neil Barrett and Dries Van Norton are regarded as second tier designers with mediocre construction, compared to Jil Sander, Prada, YSL, Paul Smith, & DiorHomme. The shoe selection is unmentionable, and stylish denim is limited. I much more prefer Barneys in selection and service. I don't need snobby sales with my suits, not that you could find anything decent in that category, or worth wearing outside of a church. The men's sales people are mixed, some great introducers, most avoiders and judgmental.The kicker of this place is when you walk in, don't even glance at the people in the bottom level if you don't want bad looks and attitudes, especially if your wearing their pay check of half a year. Louis is trying to do the sameold, and in fashion, sameold is dead. They think they've got it all, but if you look around it's totally empty. One thing positive, the merchandising is good... IMO, go to Barneys select from top designers, and you'll find someone who really wants to work and help you out. If you shop at this store you'll won't look like the amount of money you spent.
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