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Dear Friends,

This letter is one of both sadness and hope., After 35 years of creating and developing Rare Essentials and Essentials for Men into the success story it is today, the death of Walter, my husband and business partner has forced me to permanently close Both Essentials for Men and Rare Essentials. Excellence in retail, in our case, left other matters, such as estate planning last. We will officially close our doors on July 30, 2015. I have loved every day of work for 35 years and would not change one moment.

I am grateful to have been allowed to serve you for years…and to participated in your clothing choices for some of life’s milestones. I truly feel you have allowed me to be part of these events through your clothing choices. You have amazingly loyal and supportive. I am blessed with countless wonderful memories. It is so important to me that I make this difficult move with as much integrity and grace as possible….

Please come by during our Closing Sale. Buy something beautiful; help us end this chapter in life.

With Much Gratitude and Love,


Welcome to Rare Essentials

Rare Essentials is not just a store...it is a happy creative environment in which you are the center of attention.

We have accommodating fitting rooms with a seat and mirror just for you, a comfortable chair for your friend, and a box of toys for your child.

We are experts here to serve you.  We know trend, color, form, fit and fashion.

We work FOR YOU...we know when we do our job well, you will return...come in and see.


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We are located in beautiful downtown  Hanover, NH
Home of Dartmouth College

37 South Main Street
Hanover, NH 03755


Hours (Open 7 days a week)

Monday - Saturday:

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

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