80 Mason Street, Greenwich, 203-318-714
There’s a new man (shop) in town. Dutch-based Suitsupply specializes in tailored suits made from Italian-milled fabrics and also offers a full range of menswear, everything from shoes and slacks to cashmere sweaters, T-shirts, ties and mor. Each rack represents outfit variations, so it’s easy for guys to put things together. The three-level store on Mason Street has fifteen dedicated parking spots in back. Inside are seating areas and a VIP lounge where guys can enjoy a single-malt scotch. “It’s convenient and quick—tailoring with a whole new energy. It’s not a dusty menswear store,” says Nish de Gruiter, vice president.
“A suit is never an impulse buy. It’s all about fit,” says Nish. Seventy percent of the alterations are done on the spot. “There’s instant gratification,” he says. Larger alternations are done with a three-day turnaround. The suits are designed to be affordable, with three price points depending on fabric and style; tuxedos and made-to-measure suiting are also available. Most popular? The Traveler Suit because it’s made of natural fibers yet can be tossed into a suitcase or sat on during the daily commute and won’t wrinkle. us.suitsupply.com
48 West Putnam Avenue, 203-552-0787
One of the best-kept secrets of well-dressed women has just expanded its fashionable footprint. Roundabout, a luxury resale and designer consignment shop, moved to a new 5,000-square-foot space that has a department- store feel and several internal, glassed-in “boutiques” (one all Chanel items); a bag area with Louis Vuitton, Hermès and other high-end labels, and also a dedicated shoe shop. In the Chanel room, you’ll find jackets, assorted clothing plus accessories like wallets, jewelry and sunglasses, all sold at 50 to 70 percent less than retail—as is everything in the store.
The shop stocks many never-been-worn items, designated by blue-dot tags. Ladies looking for evening gowns can find a large inventory along with all kinds of clothing from designers comparable to those you’d find on Net-a-Porter—everything from Alexander McQueen to Zac Posen.
“Because we have more room now, we’re including more contemporary brands, not just the highest-end labels,” says Randy Kran, a lead stylist and store manager (think brands like Vince and Rag & Bone). A frequent-shopper program lets you earn points to use for future purchases. Need more room in your closet? You can consign your seldom- and never-worn designer clothes and get
50 percent back when they’re sold, and 66 percent of selling price for Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.roundaboutcouture.com