Just opened this May, Dukes of Barrington presents itself as a seasoned, well-established business on Barrington’s County Road. Dukes is run by owner Sarah St. Jacques and general manager/buyer Shavoy Lawrence, who noticed a lack of menswear stores in the area and set out to do something about it. Together, they have created a concept boutique with a refreshing sense of style.
Sarah and Shavoy have strict requirements for the items available in their store. Sarah states that their products are “high quality – nothing mass-produced in Asia – predominantly USA or European brands” that abide by strict corporate responsibility procedures – hence their slogan “Do Good. Be Good. With Style.” You’re not likely to find these brands at the mall, as some are being established and others are up-and-coming.
Dukes features an assortment of menswear brands, lifestyle goods and grooming products including leather goods, “athleisure” wear, denim, hats and sneaker bags to name a few. Diehard denim fans will enjoy the selection of raw denim by Baldwin, while the more classic type can enjoy the selvedge denim by brands such as Naked & Famous.
Sarah and Shavoy aim to provide clothing that is fun but of good quality. The quality of the clothes is apparent, especially in the assortment of jackets – a notable brand being Stutterheim Raincoats, handmade in Sweden with no stitches and worn by Kanye West. Other noteworthy items are custom-made shoes from Italy.
For unique styles for high school students to older gentlemen, check out Dukes of Barrington in the Prince’s Hill Plaza in Barrington.
Dukes of Barrington
334 County Road, Barrington
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