‘Preppy’ e-commerce clothing startup Tucker Blair opens Beacon Hill showroom … – Boston Business Journal (blog)
E-commerce clothing startup Tucker Blair has opened its first brick-and-mortar showroom in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.
The 1,200-square-foot showroom opened in late February at 66 Beacon St. and will be open weekdays for consumers to purchase products and view new and limited-edition products.
The showroom will also host fashion events and serve as the company’s headquarters.
Rents in that block of Beacon Street are about $50 per square foot, according to a retail broker.
Boston-based Tucker Blair was founded in 2008 and was bought in August 2013 by Matthew Tara, former vice president for venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners, which has an office in Cambridge. The company describes itself as catering to the “modern preppy” consumer.
The company raised a seed round of $610,000 last fall, led by General Catalyst, to support growth, re-branding and new hires, according to the company.
Tucker Blair sells handmade needlepoint belts, wallets, coasters, flasks and other accessories.
The company has six employees and there is a “possibility” that additional retail stores could open.
Boston Business Journal reporter Thomas Grillo contributed to this report.