Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Hours

ACQUIRE will be closed Christmas Eve through New Years Day.
Thanks to everyone for a FANTASTIC year! Have a happy holiday and see you in 2010!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Scottish Pine Tree Kits

Thanks to DailyCandy for listing our Scottish Pine tree kits in today's post. If you can't stop by our store, our tree kits can be shipped directly to your door. Call us at 857-362-7380 to place a phone order.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanks Boston Globe!

Check out the Boston Globe which features ACQUIRE as one of their picks for places to shop this holiday season!
You can see the article HERE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

3rd Annual North End Holiday Stroll!

Join the holiday festivities on Friday evening, December 4th from 7pm-11pm when participating North End boutiques, galleries, and studios host the Annual Buon Natale Holiday Stroll along the streets of our historic neighborhood.

Get in the spirit of the shopping season with exciting sales and discounts offered by each stroll retailer during the event. This is a great opportunity to shop locally, support our neighborhood's small businesses, and enjoy terrific savings!

Enjoy light refreshments and seasonal entertainment along the route.

Validated parking for the Parcel 7 Garage will be available at selected locations.

As a special bonus, strollers can enter for a chance to win an amazing gift basket, brimming with delightful treats and gift certificates from the diverse group of stroll businesses. To enter, pick up a Stroll Passport card at any of the stores listed. Visit each of the shops and have your passport stamped at each location along the route. Return your completed, stamped card to any participating shop before the end of the night. The gift basket will be on display at The North Bennet Street School Gallery on the night of the stroll. Maps and passports are available at the shops listed below leading up to and on the evening of December 4th.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanks UrbanDaddy

Hysterical write-up for our Whiskey Stones today on
(Thanks Daniel!)
You can check it out HERE.
p.s. They retail for $27.50 and you can order them by calling us at the store (857.362.7380)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Swiss Army Blanket Chair

My favorite piece in the store might very well be this vintage swiss army blanket chair.
I LOVE the industrial feel of it mixed with the old army textile.

We found a mid-century Harter steel chair and reupholster the piece with the blanket's fun red stripe and patent seal.
How fun would this piece be as a desk chair?!

Chair retails for $315.

Friday, October 30, 2009

These beauties are all coming to the store next week.
The necklaces and bracelets are handmade using metallzed leather.
Definitely statement pieces.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks so much for everyone who came out last night to the party. It was a GREAT showing and we were completely overwhelmed by the response!
xoxo, Nikki

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another Go-'Round for L.L. Bean

My heart nearly skipped a beat this morning when I read that Alex Carleton (creator of Rogues Gallery) will be designing a "Signature Line" for L.L. Bean. Very excited to see the totes and bags he'll be creating. If they're anything like the ones he's doing for Rouges, I'll be stocking up! (i.e. I want that last bag on the right!)

Friday, October 16, 2009


Anyone know someone who is looking to open a shoe store, baby store or bookstore in the Boston area, please shoot me an email. (I have a hot little tip.)
And no...I am not opening a second store - yet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hollywood Back in Town

Ben Affleck is filming on our street all day today.
Stop by and tell him how much you loved Gigli. (I kid, I kid)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wine Lovers - this one is for you!

One of our newest gems to hit the store floor is this LOVELY French riddling rack. The purpose of these racks was to aid in the process of making champagne. However, this rack would be perfect for holding your personal collection of wine.

The rack measures 61" x 36" and retails for $395.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lucky Magazine

We were so excited to open the latest issue of Lucky Magazine and find a write-up abut ACQUIRE (along with some other fabulous boutiques) as part of a special shopping section about the North End neighborhood of Boston.
Thanks Lucky!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Fall Home Accessories

The store is JAMMED-PACKED with lots of new fall goodies.
Here are a few shots of products we currently have in the store .
(FYI: Many pieces are one-of-kind, so be quick to come down and see them in person!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Who Knew?

Apparently, we've been featured in the latest issue of Air Tran's inflight magazine.
Thanks Seth for the heads-up!
See the write-up HERE

Monday, August 3, 2009

Here's the Tv Spot

Chronicle has uploaded their Best of Boston show to the website.
You can see our segment below.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New York Times & Trend Forcasting

Interesting article from the NYT on the vintage life.
Click HERE to check it out.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Call for Artists!

Hi everyone, I'm looking for silhouette artists that are doing interesting work with paper cutting.
If anyone has any recommendations, please send them to me at


Two New Awards for ACQUIRE!

We are happy to announce that Boston Magazine has named us to their "Best of Boston" issue. ACQUIRE was awarded "Best Bang for Your Buck" in Home Accessories. Thanks everyone!

On another note, we will also be featured on Chronicle tonight (for all you locals) at 7:30PM. I'm a little worried to see myself on TV. If you tune in, please don't laugh at me too hard.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

That's HOT

Stuff Magazine named our ENORMOUS vintage birdcage to their Hot 100 List (out on stands now for all of you Bostonians).
Here's a LINK to the piece.
Come by and check it out in person.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Duke Riley

I recently found the work of Artist Duke Riley and am smitten!
Take a look HERE to see what I mean.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Edna Lawrence Museum

I can't believe this place exists only a hour away and I've never been!
(It's immediately been added to the "Things to Visit" list.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


TONS of new antiques and vintage lovelies in the store.
I am still trying to climb my way out of pricing and tagging everything!
Stop by and have a look!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Best of Boston 2009

Thanks to the Improper Bostonian for naming us to their Best of Boston 2009 list - Creative Home Furnishings.
We're honored!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fourth of July Hours

We'll be open Friday, the 3rd and Sunday, the 5th (regular hours).
We will be closed Saturday, the 4th to enjoy hamburgers, beers and fireworks.

*As a side note, we received a LARGE new shipment of vintage and antique goodies in the store yesterday.*
Have a great Fourth everyone!

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Blog Write-up

We have recently been featured on a FABULOUS blog called Pink Bicyclette.
It's a great read to check out what's new in fashion, lifestyle and culture.
Check out the blog post HERE.
Thanks Ariana!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Travel & Leisure!!!

SUPER exciting news... ACQUIRE is featured in the July issue of Travel & Leisure magazine.
The magazine did a nice story about the North End neighborhood and their favorite local spots.
The publication won't hit newsstands for another week, but if you happen to be a subscriber you should have received your copy.
I am dying to see how the piece turned out! Anyone want to email me a scanned copy of the article?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3/50 Project

A colleague shared some information with me about a new project.
It's called the 3/50 Project, and it is a grassroots campaign designed to "save" independent businesses.

Participation is really simple. Choose your three favorite locally owned businesses, and at those three shops combined, commit to spending $50 a month.

If half of the U.S. population did this, we would generate more than $42 trillion in revenue. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local.

So get out there and support your local independent stores!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fathers Day Gifts at ACQUIRE

Click on Image to enlarge.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Industrial Artwork

We get a number of requests from customers for interesting pieces of artwork.
I think our most recent installation fits the bill perfectly.
This set of vintage factory molds is taken from an old foundry in Maine.
We love the three dimensional quality the piece takes on-- as well as the lines/curves it creates in a grouping.
The eight piece set retails for $200.
(Reference pictures have been taken to make re-hanging a breeze.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thanks Boston Home!

We received not one, but two mentions in the most recent issue of Boston Home.
Check us out HERE and HERE

Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's Alive!

Ladies & Gents, we finally have a "proper" website up-and-running!
The best part, you can now view (and buy!) products from the store via our website.
Check it out HERE.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Oh My

Just a few Judy Ross pillows left and I have decided to sell them at HALF OFF to make way for some lovely Trina Turk pillows and new Design Legacy pillow goodness that is arriving ever so soon to the store.

Typically, Judy's pillows retail for $185- but we will be selling her pieces at $95 until Sunday. So stop by and scoop them up. We're down to five pillows left.

**And good news for out-of-town readers, we will ship these anywhere in the U.S. of A.**

Monday, May 25, 2009

Closed Memorial Day

Enjoy the long weekend and see you tomorrow!

Friday, May 22, 2009


This looks AMAZING. Thanks Jenn for the heads-up.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Feel like a kid again

When I first was designing the interior/exterior look of ACQUIRE, one of the first decisions was putting a planter box above my door's shop sign.

Unfortunately winter came quick to Boston and I haven't been able to plant anything in the planter until today!

The planter box is a good nine feet from the ground, so it took a TALL ladder and a nice guy from the hardware shop down the street to get all of my Persian ivy into the box. The funny part is that I am not a fan of heights, so climbing up a tall enough ladder to constantly water the plants is probably not going to happen. Plus, there is no tap outside the store to run a hose. SO....I will be watering the plants with one of these bad boys...

I LOVE my new "Quick Blast" super soaker!! First off, it's HUGE (it holds a liter of water) and mine is electric blue!! Amazing.

If you come in and ask me nicely, I'll let you try out the new watering toy too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Self-Service at its Best

Designed by architectural design firm, Concrete. How can we get a lounge like THIS in Boston??

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Sneak Peek...

One of the latest items to arrive at ACQUIRE is this FABULOUS industrial factory cart. The cart dates from the late 1800s and has been fully restored. It measures 48" wide x 16" high x 29" deep. The perfect size for a coffee table!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Antiques & Vintage Galore!

FYI: The store will be closed tomorrow so that we can pickup a HUGE shipment of antiques and vintage products for the store. And, we'll also be visiting Brimfield tomorrow for the start of the antiquing season!
If you stop by ACQUIRE on Wednesday, expect to see great industrial pieces, vintage barware, new artwork and even some amazing antique jewelry finds.

Happy Spring Shopping!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

If You're in NYC this weekend...

For all you Domino fans out there, check out THIS ARTICLE from the NY Times.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Melanie Thornton Photography Show at ACQUIRE

We are VERY excited to be showing the work of local photography artist, Melanie Thornton, at ACQUIRE this month.
We will be highlighting Melanie's nautical inspired photographs through the month of May.

To kick off her exhibit at ACQUIRE, we are hosting an opening reception and cocktail party this Friday night (May 8th) from 7-9PM.
Please join us, meet the artist, and get inspired by some BEAUTIFUL nautical artwork.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our Go-To Clutch for Summer

These beauties just arrived in the store!
They are made of rattan and accented with a gorgeous horn button.
We currently carry the clutches in two colorways: black and champagne.
They retail for $85.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


This 80 degree weather we're having in Boston immediately has me racing for nautical inspiration.
And, like clockwork, we received this FANTASTIC vintage photograph in the store this week.
This posed German sailor photograph measures 4x6. We date him around the early 1900s.
Retails: $35.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

North End Spring Stroll

Join the festivities on Friday evening, May 1st from 7pm-11pm as participating North End boutiques, galleries, and design studios host a Spring Stroll along the streets of our historic neighborhood.

Swing into spring with exciting sales and discounts offered by each participating retailer during the stroll. This is a great opportunity to shop locally, support our city’s small businesses, and enjoy terrific savings! Validated parking will be available at ACQUIRE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Website!

Have you visited our brand spankin' new website?
Mind you, it's still under construction, but we're pretty excited with how it's coming along.
Click HERE to be redirected and please bookmark us!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Play On Playa'

Thanks to Stuff Boston for naming lil' ol' me as one of Boston's 2009 Players.
I feel very honored to be named in the same breath with some of Boston's finest restaurateurs, athletes, and style makers.
Click HERE for the article.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Grey Gardens!

I don't about you, but I am SO excited to watch the HBO premiere of Grey Gardens tomorrow night.
Somehow, I feel like THIS brooch from Erie Basin would have fit Little Edie perfectly in her heyday.

If you have not been to Erie Basin's website, please have a look.
(Click HERE for their site.)
It is a wonderfully, well-edited selection of vintage and antique jewelry.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hasty Pudding 1903

This will be MINE!