Take Two

December Thieves opens a sibling spot on Beacon Hill.

December Thieves’ new sister shop won’t be looting its older sib’s drawers to fill its just-opened space at 51 Charles Street. Heist by December Thieves features entirely separate stock from the original Beacon Hill boutique. “We wanted to expand into more of a fashion realm, but in our current space we were limited,” says owner Lana Barakat. Heist showcases small-batch clothing, jewelry, shoes and handbags made by emerging designers in Boston and across the globe, with a focus on sleek neutrals that can work across all seasons. “The Heist vibe is a little edgier and a little more sophisticated,” says Barakat, who’ll be offering one-on-one styling sessions and workshops with local makers and designers. “[It’s] the idea of valuing the time that you spend on something, and helping people understand why things that are handmade may be perceived to be more expensive, but it’s worth it.” The handmade designs on offer—crystal bling by Vancouver’s Army of Rokosz, leather backpacks from Italy’s Daniele Marinelli, easy separates from Spain’s Lurdes Bergada—will rotate often, so shoppers will never visit the same store twice. “We’re constantly in evolution, constantly changing,” Barakat says, “and giving people a place to discover things they haven’t seen before.”

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