While in college I managed Allston Beat, an alternative, trend setting, and hip little shop just outside Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The store was started by a fashionable British rocker with an affection for all things black. A fan of American vintage, he launched his first store with thousands of vintage items he purchased, dyed black, and sold at a steep profit. When asked why dye everything black? He said “I don’t always know what’s fashionable, but I always know black is fashionable.”
The small, but infamous chain of Allston Beat stores has long since closed, but black is proving to be as fashionable as ever and is at the top of new Fall fashion trends! This season designers are using the illustrious, sexy nature of the color black to create striking feminine fashion statements. Buy fluted mini skirts, extra high heels, wide belts, blazers, suits, and all of your leather apparel and accessories in black this season! Mix and match the pieces for confident and alluring style day and night.