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Rackage: Mint Julep Sweetens Ludlow Street

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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, we take a peek at Lower East Side newcomer Mint Julep.

Krieger, 09/02/08

You could, if you were feeling bold, say that Boston isn't quite as much of a fashion town as New York. So it's gusty of New Englanders and old friends Brooke Garber and Stephanie Nist to add to their mini Boston chain Mint Julep with a store at 173 Ludlow between Stanton and Houston. The L.E.S. Mint Julep, which opened in August, is the third in their empire, following a shop in Brookline (opened in 2004) and one in Cambridge (2006). The aesthetic is high girly. Think Free People, Orla Kiely, and Plenty by Tracy Reese, with jeans from Citizens of Humanity, J Brand and Joe's to sort of balance out all the adorable frilliness. Their accessory collection continues the theme with sherbet-colored bangles by Anthropologie designer Lenora Dame and bags made out of vintage grandma fabrics from Kim White. In short? It's all very sweet.

Joe's Jeans

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