Last week, I stopped by the unveiling of Saks Fifth Avenue Boston’s renovated 2nd floor shops. The premiere designer shops were built with each brand’s vision in mind, and felt like a street of beautiful and distinct boutiques. I popped into each one for inspiration, and of course couldn’t resist trying on some outerwear (favorite way to brighten up cold days!) while browsing the updated store.
Below: Trying Burberry Brit Daylesmoore coat in sz 2. Loved the heavy material and structured high collar; sleeves would need slimming & shortening. More coat finds below.
The Saks team was excited to share certain details within each boutique. The photo above shows the Stella McCartney shop, for which Stella herself designed the pink inlaid wooden floor and had it imported from Italy. Below, the lavish green onyx wall selected by the Céline team also traveled from Italy.
Love the shape of these Manolo Blahnik Tayler d’orsay pumps
While making my way around the floor, I spotted this Burberry London Billington jacket which looked unusually small on the hanger. I put on a sz 2 and could barely button it up down the front (online reviews confirm this runs 1 to 2 sizes small). Burberry sizing can vary quite a bit based on the material and cut, as you can see compared to the wool/cashmere camel coat from above.
This jacket fit me like a glove, with the only alterations needed being sleeve hemming if your arms are shorter (I have an inch or two folded underneath in the photos), and possibly raising the belt loops if your natural waist sits higher. Both type of alterations are lower-risk (I’ve had them done before on Burberry and other coats), so I’d recommend this jacket for any ladies shopping around at this price point. The side view was very flattering, and there was unique pleated detailing on the backside. The cotton-based material is on the lighter side, suitable for 40-ish degree and up weather.