GO ON A COPLEY PLACE SHOPPING SPREE WITH KIRA MACLEAN
When we heard that Instagram star Kira MacLean, whose personal motto is “seeking out the best in life, one trip at a time,” was going to be in Boston for an extended period of time, we simply had to team up. MacLean chronicles her fashion finds, food discoveries, and latest globe-trotting travels on her wanderlust-inducing Instagram feed and website, and since Kira is all about discovering the best of the cities she visits, we could think of no one better to tag along with when it came to a recent shopping trip to Boston’s Copley Place.
Tell us a bit about the shopping day in Copley Place.
I’ve honestly been to Copley Place more times than I can count since moving to Boston. It’s such a gorgeous, bright space and is filled with my favourite shops, so it’s hard to stay away! I was shopping for an upcoming trip I have planned to Croatia, so I started off in Neiman Marcus to get a feel for some of the latest trends. I also hit up Tumi to take a look at their travel essentials, including their new super-lightweight luggage line. After that, I headed to Vince to see what they had in terms of light, packable summer attire, and stopped into Saint Laurent Paris to ogle their card cases. I rounded out my trip with a visit to Stuart Weitzman to try on shoes.
Any favourite stores or discoveries? What would you recommend to a friend?
My favourite stop on this trip was undoubtedly Stuart Weitzman. I didn’t even realize they made purses until I went in there! I ended up leaving with the bag I’d been looking for for months.
It sounds like you made some great stops, but what did you end up finding for the trip?
I snagged a great set of toiletry bags and a leather phone case from Tumi, which will withstand even heavy travel use with style. And while I didn’t pick them up that day, I placed an order for wide-leg linen pants from Vince that’ll be a mainstay of my wardrobe in Croatia.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Edgy elegance—most of the silhouettes I gravitate toward are very feminine, but in starker colours or with edgier details.
What prompted you to start your site, Kiraamaa?
I’ve always loved exploring new places and locales, but I only started blogging after I received several requests from friends and family for travel recommendations after documenting trips through Instagram. What started as a way of consolidating all my personal tips ended up growing into something much bigger. A lot of my followers have reached out to tell me how they used my travel guides to plan their own trips, and they also give me a lot of insight into their own favourite spots, which I love!
What are you looking forward to most about your next visit to Copley Place?
I can’t wait to visit more of the stores opening up in the next few months, especially the new Gucci outpost. I’ll also have to revisit some of my old haunts to see if I can find any more gems like that gorgeous Stuart Weitzman bag!