Louis president Debi Greenberg (left) quickly makes it clear that the decision to open a 200 square-foot boutique inside the Mandarin Oriental Boston on Boylston Street is not because she’s missing the Back Bay. (You’ll recall that her flagship store moved to Fan Pier in 2010.) She simply got an offer that was too good to refuse.
“The Mandarin called us up and asked us if we’d like to have a boutique,” Greenberg says. “We thought it would be a perfect advertisement of who we are, what we do, and direct guests to the store if they need something more.”
The satellite Louis, located in a former magazine shop in the hotel, sells luxury items that travelers may find they left home without, such as pajamas, toothpaste, basic white shirts, ties, sweaters, and shoes that are appropriately comfortable for strolling the city. The store opened this week.