The European men’s fashion line Suitsupply will open its first Boston storefront at the address later this month, and will also operate a ground floor restaurant, Café Susu, at the location. It will be the brand’s 100th store, and the first time that the company has experimented with a cafe. Susu’s customers will have a view of the tailors as they do their alterations.
The store itself will be four levels, with the first floor devoted to a selection of off-the-rack items like casual dress jackets and linen shorts and pants. Suits will be be up a flight of central stairs, and the building’s top floor has been designed to accommodate a series of suites for made-to-measure fittings. Over 30 architects have been at work on the build-out for the past two years, but Fokke de Jong, the company’s chief executive, promises it will be worth the wait. “It’s going to be one of the most spectacular stores on Newbury Street,” he said.
GMS has provided structural design and special inspection services for Suitsupply at its numerous retail locations across the country since 2016. Work included redevelopment of existing properties for the store’s new interior fitout as well as new storefront design. GMS helped Suitsupply open stores in California, New York, Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts.