The clothing store Gant had a soft opening today at the corner of York and Elm streets.
In the early evening, students and tourists were browsing through the selections of varsity jackets, striped shirts and gloves amidst displays of vintage suitcases and typewriters. The store has a nautical theme with oars and pictures of the Yale crew team decorating the walls alongside more antique pictures.
Only the first floor featuring exclusively menswear is open for now, it was busy all day with students and tourists, store manager Jeff Bachand said. The Gant campus store will carry three lines: the main line, Gant Rugger, and Gant by Michael Bastian, Bachand added.