Newbury Street can be an emotionally taxing thoroughfare to navigate, and that's not even counting the irksome tourists with giant bags from H&M who insist on walking slower than slugs.
What in the name of Princess Chunk am I prattling on about? I was strolling Newbury last week, and noticed that one of my favorite Newbury stores, Diptyque, was closed. Not only was it closed, it was completely empty. You can still get Diptyque candles and fragrances at Barneys New York, but I enjoyed the experience of looking at the 700 varieties in the store. Ok, it's not 700, but there are many.
But just as I was feeling sorry for myself and the state of my French candle collection, I glanced up and saw that Ben Sherman is opening a store on Newbury. I was a big BS fan a few years ago, primarily because their shirts are well-tailored for scrawny gents such as myself. This, my friends, is the Newbury Street circle of life.