5 Fall Fashion Essentials from Newbury Street's Designer Boutiques

Classic pieces are the foundation of the perfect wardrobe. We tell you where to splurge.

Trends get you through the season in style, but harem pants, cropped tops and rock-stud accessories are hardly wearable from year to year. Classic pieces are the foundation of the perfect wardrobe, and we recommend investing in a few go-to pieces that never fade, regardless of what’s walking the runway. Yes, there are high-end boutiques in Boston that offer such timeless designs to mix and mingle with trendy, au courant favorites. You can never go wrong investing in a classic. As Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

The Need for Tweed

Last year, when Chanel moved from No. 5 Newbury into No. 6, the venerable brand quintupled its space to 10,000 square feet. If there's one place to find chic style, it’s among the famous tweeds of this majestic mainstay. Fashion’s grand dame Coco Chanel began using the iconic fabrics for her eponymous line in 1924. Get inspired with the trademark cardigan-jacket and popular sheath dresses. 
6 Newbury St., Boston, 617.859.0055

Seeing Red

Every woman should add this power color to her wardrobe. Valentino’s redesigned space of Venetian terrazzo and chandeliers is the perfect place to revamp your look with a scarlet shade. Known for showcasing his favorite shade of red, you'll discover a world of moto jackets, pumps, ankle boots and bags. The Fall/Winter collection is a highlight, with playful tones of orange, red and fuchsia among the kaleidoscopic patterns.
47 Newbury St., Boston, 617.578.0300

Anything But Basic

Vince has just what you had in mind—everyday essentials. Think boyfriend tees, cozy knits and draped basics. Head to the newly opened Newbury Street store for classic white long-sleeve button ups or heathered tanks among a world of neutrals (grays, blues, olive, beige and black) that play well with others. 
71 Newbury St., Boston, 617.279.0659

Sweater Weather

With autumn on its way, it’s time to make friends with the comfy sweater. Known for knitwear, MaxMara is the ultimate destination for cocooning. The designer brand boasts V-neck, long-sleeved, pure cashmere tops in a variety of brights, while cardis in wool, cashmere and silk/linen blends wrap you up in both solids and prints. 
69 Newbury St., Boston, 617.267.9775

Colorful Side

A pop of color is a timeless touch. No one does color quite like Italian duo Dolce & Gabbana—just look at their Majolic print. A recent addition to Boston’s fashion landscape, the store boasts a rainbow of choices, from floral to lace and every animal print in between. Pieces add a dash of fun that’s always stylish. Those who are young-at-heart choose bone corset dresses, while the fashionably mature desire bouquet-print blazers. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let your statement piece shine. 
11 Newbury St., Boston

Valentino F/W 2014-2015 (Courtesy Valentino)