54 Bond St.
Style: “Southern Gentility with a Modern-Vintage Edge” -Billy Reid
Known For: Highly Wearable Pieces with a Distinct Southern Twang
When you walk into Billy Reid’s Bond Street store, you are immediately transported into a different world. You feel like you’ve just walked into a quirky gentleman’s clothing store in the 19th century. With classic portraits and antique mirrors covering the walls, you realize that Mr. Reid has got a very specific aesthetic he’s going for. On this top floor you can find most of his current collection, both mens and womens, of course. This is where you’ll find tons of well made sport coats, shirts, and trousers. You’ll love walking around and feeling the fabrics on his clothes.
Downstairs, you can find plenty of shoes, bags, and accessories that ought to satisfy your Southern fetish. Reid uses some gorgeous leathers, so you should be ready to spend some time down there. Another reason to kick it downstairs is that this is where Reid houses his sale items, which he usually seems to keep pretty well stocked. Finally, you’ll find the staff to be almost as personable as they are well dressed–seems like Mr. Reid schooled them in a little Southern Hospitality.
What to Get Here: Great Jackets, Denim Shirts, and Bags
What Not to Get Here: Pricey Knits and Shirts
Price Range: Sport Coats $700, Trousers $200-$300, Shirts $135-$175, $100-$500, Shoes $300-$1,300, Bags $600-$900
Overall Rating: Great Clothes, Mediocre Prices, Great Service. 8/10