Tuesday, May 26, 2015 01:41am
North Adams, MA now: 73 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
LOG IN | REGISTER NOW   

Home About Archives RSS Feed
New To Me: the Boho Exchange
By: Nichole Dupont On: 09:08AM / Thursday November 11, 2010
Important
0
Interesting
0
Funny
0
Awesome
1
Infuriating
0
Ridiculous
0

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. –  I have a clothing “situation.” It’s not what you’re thinking, I’m not a compulsive spender, I don’t shop online because I am a locavore (yes, I said it), and I don’t have a closet that is bulging with clothing. My situation is that I love clothing and I never have enough cash to buy the clothes I covet. And I do mean covet. On days when I’m feeling uninspired a quick trip to the Chanel website gets me hopping (and wishing I owned at least a vintage jacket).

I think my situation has resolved itself, thanks to the Boho Exchange.

The shop is on Main Street, upstairs from Yellow House Books (another one of my “situations” for another blog). Ascending the stairs, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the many upstairs “apartment” stores in Manhattan which carry the vintage clothing gems of the city.

The store is simple, even sparse. White walls showcase seasonal outfits (gray is the new black, by the way) and the racks are constructed of piping, giving the place an industrial feel. In an environment like this, one cannot help but focus on the clothes.

So many clothes. Within the first five minutes I’d already located a green velvet J.Crew blazer, a black Banana Republic military jacket and an entire rack of bright, sexy Barcelona sweaters. It was heavenly, and so are the prices. Most items were under $20. The secret; Boho Exchange specializes in used clothing. Buy, sell or trade is the name of the game according to co-owner January Sarno (in cahoots with Kelley Keefner). People who come in hoping to sell clothes are offered a percentage of what Boho can get on the floor for it. The rest is made up in trade; no consignment.

“We’re trying to cater more to local customers,” Sarno told me. “We’d like to have Chanel suits, but who around here can afford them?”

But we can dream. Who needs a Chanel suit when you can throw together some vintage caramel cords with a chunky black Ann Taylor sweater and call it a day?

Needless to say, I did not leave the place empty-handed. One tiny black cowl neck and a fabulous (even gutsy) pink Zebra print Guess Collection skirt later, I am out the door with a new outfit and a new favorite store. The damage was $22.

Boho Exchange is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesdays and Sundays. They take only cash and checks, so leave your plastic in your purse. For more information call 413.528.4500 or visit them on Facebook. 
 



Tags: Boho Exchange      
Page 2 of 2 1  2  
News Headlines
Mount Greylock District Whittling Down School Options
Berkshire County Remembers the Fallen on Memorial Day
Adams Free Library Rededicated
Lanesborough Marks Memorial Day, Honored for 250 Years
New Italian Restaurant Opens in North Adams
Cheshire & School District Agree to Better Communications
Williamstown Con Comm OKs Restoration Plan for Waubeeka
Doug Clark To Leave Director of Community Development Post
Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Parking, Signage
iBerkshire Tag Sales: May 22-24


Categories:
Culture (10)
History (3)
Museums (1)
Nature (5)
Real Estate (4)
Shopping (6)
Archives:
Tags:
Pittsfield Projectnorman Celebrities Other Bartholomew's Cobble Closing Rene Wendell Vacation Mountain Berkshire Verizon Contest Fire Station Lenox Ideas Berkshire Humane Society Birds Survey Brother Great Barrington New Lee Pink Year's Archives Karen Bakery Great School Bird Count Salt Darryl's Insects Service Barrington
Popular Entries:
The Last of the Insects
Schooled in Passion: Packer's "Women of Will" at Shake & Co.
New To Me: the Boho Exchange
Norman Rockwell Archive Goes Live Online
Pittsfield Through the Lens
Could New Neighbors Be Wall Street Journal Heirs?
Is Verizon Making Good on Its Word?
Late-Night Host Fallon Skis Butternut
Third Thursday Feast
Inside/Out not upside down
Recent Entries:
Schooled in Passion: Packer's "Women of Will" at Shake & Co.
A Place for Us: Re-Wear Brings Style to Sheffield
Richmond Still Looking For Town Clerk
The Last of the Insects
Is Verizon Making Good on Its Word?
Building Collapses in Great Barrington
Could New Neighbors Be Wall Street Journal Heirs?
Mother Nature is No Match for Cheese
Construct Running Out of Emergency Funds
Winter Breakdown at Ben's in Lee


Williamstown Memorial Day...
Williamstown marked Memorial Day with a parade on Main...
Cheshire Memorial Day 2015
Cheshire residents, veterans, and special guests follow the...
Adams Memorial Day 2015
Adams observed Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony at...
North Adams Memorial Day 2015
Residents, veterans, and guests met at the Veterans...
Clarksburg Memorial Day 2015
Clarksburg held Memorial Day observances at Town Hall with...
Pittsfield Memorial Day 2015
Pittsfield celebrated Memorial Day on Monday with a parade...
Wahconah High Prom 2015
Wahconah Regional High School held its 2015 Prom at the...
Lacrosse: Wahconah at Taconic
Wahconah won over Taconic 13-3 Friday afternoon.
Lanesborough Memorial Day...
Lanesborough celebrated Memorial Day Sunday with a parade...
Lee High Prom 2015
Lee High School held its senior prom at Cranwell Resort in...
Sullivan School Memorial Day...
Students, faculty, veterans, and distinguished guests...
Lacrosse: Pittsfield at...
Brendan Leary led the Pittsfield boys lacrosse team to a...
T&F: Quad Dual Meet
Mount Greylock's track and field team hosted three other...
Baseball: Wahconah at...
"It was really cold out today, and I had to heat up my...
Baseball: Hoosac Valley at...
Abel changed all that with one swing of the bat, drilling a...
Cooperstown NY Hall of Fame...
Wahconah; Pittsfield; Hoosac Valley; Taconic
Williamstown Memorial Day...
Williamstown marked Memorial Day with a parade on Main...
Cheshire Memorial Day 2015
Cheshire residents, veterans, and special guests follow the...
Adams Memorial Day 2015
Adams observed Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony at...
North Adams Memorial Day 2015
Residents, veterans, and guests met at the Veterans...
Clarksburg Memorial Day 2015
Clarksburg held Memorial Day observances at Town Hall with...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings |
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2012 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved

Privacy Policy| User Agreement