New Scotland Clothing Co.
is taking the whole “new year, new you” thing pretty seriously in 2018. The start-up apparel company, founded by brothers Kevin and Scott Saccary, will leave its tiny spot at 20 Wentworth Street and launch its new flagship location in downtown Dartmouth next month.
“The Wentworth store location has been a sort of incubator for small businesses,” says Kevin of the space, which also helped sprout Bodega Boutique
(now at 104 Portland Street). “It’s 250 square feet. We took a big risk signing on to a one year lease—we went from literally selling shirts out of cardboard boxes at Alderney Landing to opening that space in May 2016. Three or four weeks later we opened on the waterfront and at the airport, so it sort of just boomed for us right there.”
The new storefront at 102 Portland Street, which is the former home of KEW furniture
, will give the Saccary brothers space for more storage and inventory as well as the freedom to add more products and designs to their line. This growth comes on the heels of a big year for New Scotland Clothing, which included international shipping, testing the market at Halifax Shopping Centre and planning for a new partnership and sibling company, New Scotland Brewing (the Saccarys found their new storefront while looking for a taproom location).
“The goal was to grow the business this year,” says Kevin. “And we’ve more than proven we have.”
The shop’s grand reopening will take place Saturday, February 3 and more details on a brewing location
should follow (hopefully, says Kevin) soon after. But that’s another story.