We are saddened to announce the passing of a member of our family this past Sunday April 21, legendary Louis owner Murray Pearlstein. In the late 1960s, Pearlstein transformed our iconic store (founded by his father and uncle) as a buyer by importing Europe’s premier designers. In the 1990s he consolidated Louis’ several Boston area and Manhattan outposts into the monumental building on Boylston Street, formerly home to the Museum of Natural History. Over the years Pearlstein was the recipient of numerous international awards for Louis. He was widely respected by his colleagues and was known internationally as a “buyer’s buyer” for his keen and discerning eye for quality and craftsmanship. His innovation has made a lasting impression on the industry.