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After a few months of anguish patiently waiting, I’m psyched to announce that Good has re-graced the brick-lined path to boutique nirvana known as Charles Street. The new-and-improved shop is now nestled in a whopping 1,000-square-foot space (the former Judith Dowling Gallery), which is 4 times the sizes of their previous spot down the street. This is where you say: “Size isn’t everything! How could Good get any good-er?” Well, it did.

Owner Paul Niski kept the essentials along with Good’s simple aesthetic, but with more space comes more merchandise, meaning 60% new vendors for you to fawn over. In the front of the shop, tried and true Good fans will recognize designers from the first incarnation: semi-precious and precious jewelry by Melissa Joy Manning, Phoenix Roze, and Mizuki, and bags by Sara Barner and B. May.

What’s become considerably more apparent in this new space is Paul’s eye for home goods (which he’s been honing for more than 30 years). Pegging his new collection as “New England modern style,” Paul’s mission is to showcase American artisans and pay homage to local craftsmen in a world diluted with mass-produced garbagio. There is more vintage cabinetry, new glassware and entertaining pieces, and new hand-crafted furniture. One standout here is the gorgeous “modern heirloom” furniture by the newly-launched brand Richard Watson, designed by Brooke Richard and Laura Watson in Brookline, and built by Shaun Bullens in Pawtucket, RI. Good is currently featuring their 6-foot-tall chestnut highboy, hunt table, and milk stools. You’re gonna swoon.

Also new is an extended selection of garden items, baby goods, and men’s accessories (including vintage 1970s Ray Bans, manly murses and watches). Women will be pleasantly surprised to see the introduction of clothing: a single rack of edited closet staples that complement Good’s mastery of classic-meets-contemporary silhouettes. The cashmere sweaters, everyday T’s and silk/cotton dresses are all in simple shapes, and provide the perfect collective canvas for Good’s accessories.

Now, photos:

Front entrance at Good on Charles St.

Rack of clothing with vintage hangers at Good on Charles St.

Men's section at Good on Charles St.

Stones and antler at Good on Charles St.

Back of store with tree, vases and table, at Good on Charles St.

Baby rattles at Good on Charles St.

Books at Good on Charles St.

Vase, plate, soaps at Good on Charles St.

133 Charles St.
Boston, MA
(617) 722-9200

Far away, but desperately needing Good-ies? Check back in October, when they’re slated to launch an e-commerce site.

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