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Newbury Street by the numbers

Rich in history, rich in architectural detail, and just plain rich, Newbury Street puts Boston on the high-fashion map.

Built in 1863, 234 Berkeley Street is now a Restoration Hardware. Wendy Maeda/Globe staff/file

> Victory! Newbury Street got its name from the 1643 Battle of Newbury, when the Puritans defeated the Crown during the English Civil War.

> 10,000 square feet and 2 stories — Size of Newbury Street Chanel store, the brand’s fourth largest in the country

> 1863— Year 234 Berkeley Street was built at the corner of Newbury; originally the New England Museum of Natural History (now called the Museum of Science), it later housed luxury clothing retailer Louis Boston and now a Restoration Hardware store

> 1927 — Year the Ritz-Carlton (now the Taj Boston) opened on Newbury, beginning the district’s transformation into a luxury shopping area; Brooks Brothers, Newbury Street’s oldest surviving retail store, also opened that year


> 1978 — Year the first Newbury Comics store opened on Newbury Street

> $70 — Starting price for a custom cut and styling at Salon Marc Harris, 115 Newbury

> 360 — Number of addresses on Newbury Street, with 2 to 3 businesses at each

> $90 — Price of a deluxe French pedicure at G20 Spa and Salon, 278 Newbury; if you chip it, repairs cost $5 per nail

> $220 — Price of a “power facial,” including microdermabrasion and a vitamin oxygen blast, at Bluemercury spa, 160 Newbury

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Paramount Home Entertainment

> “When I get [the ‘mean reds’], the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away.”  — Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Sources: Back Bay Architectural Commission; City of Boston; US Interior Department; Urbdezine Boston; wsdevelopment; Newbury Street League; Architectural Digest;; Newbury Comics; Taj hotels; retailers’ websites