DAS Architects, a hospitality, retail and residential design firm in Philadelphia, has been engaged to renovate Boyds, Philadelphia’s iconic retailer of designer and custom-made apparel. Construction has begun on the initial phases of the project, as reported in Forbes and in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“Boyds has always been the shop of choice for impeccably tailored men’s and women’s clothes,” said David A. Schultz, AIA, principal of DAS Architects. “Our design for the store has the same attention to fine detail. We worked closely with the client to fulfill their rebranding strategy.”
The $10 million project will be completed in phases and remain open during construction. It includes exterior restoration of the landmark building and renovation of the five floors. Women’s haute couture, handbags and shoes will be showcased throughout the entire first floor and mezzanine. Men’s tailored furnishings and sophisticated sportswear for a younger clientele will be on the second floor; and on the third floor will be the classic men’s suits and formal wear for which Boyds is known worldwide.