The Heritage On The Garden Expands Boylston St. Hermès, adds Bottega VenetaLuxury shopping in Boston is about to get a little easier. Maybe not on your wallet – but definitely in terms of accessibility. On Monday, The Druker Company announced they will be expanding the Hermès and Anne Fontaine boutiques at The Heritage On The Garden, and also adding a Bottega Veneta location.
This is the second expansion for Hermès since it opened at The Heritage On The Garden in 1988. The renovations are expected to be completed by November 2014, and it will more the double the size of the existing boutique by growing to two floors. The expansion for the luxury French store will also include a new entrance on the corner of Arlington and Boylston, a grand staircase and elevator connecting the two floors, and signature awnings of the building featuring the iconic Hermès logo on two levels of the building’s exterior.
“We are delighted that The Druker Company has continued to work with us to develop creative and innovative ways to expand in our same location, which we think is one of the most beautiful and desirable shopping destinations in Boston and the United States,” said Robert Chavez, president of Hermès of Paris, Inc.
Another French fashion mogul, Parisian designer Anne Fontaine, will also see an increase in store size. But even as it is now, the company’s Boston location is among the highest performing of its stores across the US, said Ari Zlotkin, co-owner of the Anne Fontaine brand.
Topping things off is the new addition of the Italian-based luxury retailer, Bottega Veneta. The company has signed a lease for approximately 2,500 square feet at The Heritage On The Garden with a projected opening is December 1, 2014…just in time for holiday shopping.
Since 1988, The Heritage On The Garden has occupied a full block on the corner of Arlington and Boylston. The Druker Company, Ltd, transformed the Back Bay area with the pre-eminent mixed-use retail, residential, and office complex, and it looks like they will continue to add class to the neighborhood.
“The expansion of Hermès, which was our first luxury brand at The Heritage, and the addition of Bottega Veneta, speaks to the success of the location,” said Ronald M. Druker, president of The Druker Company, Ltd. “Our vision 25 years ago was to create a destination that mirrored the ultimate shopping experience found on the great shopping streets and boulevards of Europe and the U.S.”
In addition to Hermès, Bottega Veneta and Anne Fontaine, The Heritage On The Garden also includes the luxury shops Christofle, Escada, Jacadi, St. John, Exhale Spa, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, and two renowned restaurants Via Matta and Bistro du Midi.
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