As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Res Ipsa, especially their kilim loafers. They are unique, and sophisticated. Their goods are available online, and at trunk shows all over the country (well, the world…hello Hong Kong). One of Res Ipsa’s most popular spots is the island of Nantucket. They have been successfully selling through stores in the Northeast for several years, and I’m happy to report that they have taken the next, more permanent step. Res Ipsa has opened their first store in a city that has really embraced the Res Ipsa lifestyle: Nantucket.
This is a permanent store although this is a seasonal market, with the “high season” between the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Owners Josh and Odini knew from the moment they stepped foot on the island that Nantucket is a special place. Based on the response to their brand in this market and how much they love this island, Nantucket was a natural choice for their first store.
Nantucket has also been the launching pad for other brands, including Faherty, which opened the first of their multiple stores here a few years ago. This season, Southern Tide opened its first store on Nantucket as well. The Res Ipsa store is rapidly becoming known for the wall-mounted grid of tiny chairs that serve as shelves and pedestals for our products.
The store is located in the historic Opera House building located at 4 S Water Street. The Opera House is the namesake of the Opera House Cup, the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and still attracts some of the finest sailboats in the world.
They stock and sell the entire line of Res Ipsa products, including a number of in-store only collections like pony hair bags and ostrich leather chukka boots. They supplemented these products with some brands that they admire and products they use and wear themselves. They have amazing fragrance from Abbott, grooming products from Fulton & Roark, swimsuits from Swedish brand OAS, and apparel from L’Egoïste, based in Biarritz, France.
Yet another reason to head up to Nantucket. Good style, and very good company.