This is a special sponsored post by the parties representing the sale of The Andover Shop, who hope to find a sympathetic and enthusiastic buyer through the audience of Ivy-Style.com.
* * *
With a heavy heart, the founders of men’s clothing emporium The Andover Shop, announce the business is for sale.
The partners, both in their nineties and in declining health, realize it’s time for someone new to takeover the reins of the business founded in 1948. With two locations, Cambridge and Andover, Mass., The Andover Shop is a bastion of a particular Ivy League preppy style, steeped in tradition yet open to personalization. The business has room to grow. With very little online or international presence and a catalogue that comes out only sporadically, The Andover Shop is ripe for a reinvention using 21st Century technology.
The tiny jewel box store in Cambridge is a throwback to its mid-century modern roots, artisanal rather than bustling. Tailors finish bespoke suits by hand using traditional methods. For generations customers have revisited The Andover Shop when in Cambridge or Andover for school reunions and events, and are welcomed back by employees who have been there for decades.
The Harvard Square location stayed open during the renovation of the Holyoke Center into the Smith Campus Center, a three-year construction project that blocked Holyoke Street and eliminated all nearby parking. Due to be completed in spring of 2018, the reopening should bring more foot traffic to the area.
A retail gem like The Andover Shop does not become available often. For potential buyers who would like to maintain the integrity of the brand while modernizing the approach to marketing it, all reasonable offers will be considered. Please note the real estate will be sold separately. For more information, contact George Nanis, 508-612-1573, GeorgeNanis@kw.com. — THE ANDOVER SHOP