Downtown Tello's bites the dust

Tello's shut

The Downtown Boston BID reports the Washington Street clothing store has joined that great pedestrian mall in the sky.

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UMMM

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They got their info from me.

Remember the Tello's on

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Remember the Tello's on Border street , East Boston the wooden spiral steps , 1978 /1979 The Disco music playing in the store, The Jordache jeans, The Clipper jeans (comes with a clipper) and The Sicily jeans.. Originally Vitello's but shorten to Tello's, I may be wrong but that's what I knew back then.

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Border Street Tello's

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That Tello's is still there on Border St! Crazy, tiny club clothes that the locals think are just fine for the supermarket or the prom.

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They were called Sisley Jeans

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And to this day I can still hear my mother: "Sixty dollars for a pair of jeans, are you out of your fucking mind?" They were standard issue at Revere High in the seventies, along with those first Nike's with the red swoosh.

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Jordache Jeans! OMG, I

Jordache Jeans! OMG, I wanted a pair of those sosossososososososos bad, and when I finally got them, well, it was a special day indeed.

Wasn't this the last one??

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Wow. I used to walk by here when I worked in Downtown Crossing and could not believe that this place was still open. With all of the now building, it will probably become a high end shop in no time soon.

Ghetto Meadow

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Nah, there's one still in the Ghetto Meadow Mall (their headquarters).

Actually this picture is old, there's a sign now says "Coming soon, Men's Warehouse" in the window. I was just walking by there yesterday and saw it.

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The question is

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The question is how exactly they lasted THIS long. Tellos is the Radio Shack of clothing stores.

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wow

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Brought my first silk shirt there. Amazed it was still open.

Sad day

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Sweats by Ebe

I believe I got my prom dress

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I believe I got my prom dress at Tello's - I remember it was a baby blue polyester number that matched my then boyfriends baby blue tux with the ruffles. Looking back now we looked like something out of Napoleon Dynamite.

I miss the local chains (Decelle's), I guess now it's all national chain department stores, how bland.

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