One of the city’s few retail destinations for men who know about both selvedge denim and moisturising, Sault New England is one of the highly curated boutiquey stores that makes up the South End’s main, intensely pretty artery of Tremont Street.
Inside the modern, inviting store is a mix of preppy staple pieces – oxford shirts, bow ties, Jack Purcell Converse sneakers – American made knick-knacks, and rugged New England themed iPhone cases, tote bags, and greeting cards. The lone store employee is always a guy best described as “approachably hip,” and he’ll leave you to peruse your way through the treasure trove of high-quality domestic products.
One of the best things about Sault, in my opinion, is the back porch that often has no real function. Sometimes they store sale items on it, but it’s a tiny secluded spot decorated with just a large American flag, cut logs, and tools. It’s a secretive little oasis that can transport you out of the city for five minutes – standing on a store’s back porch for any longer would be a bit weird – and one of my favourite spots in Boston to catch my breath.