Above: Photograph: Julia Dags
DARIEN | kirbygirl.com
If you love the visual feast that Elaine Kirby McCleary has created with Kirby & Company, you’ll be delighted to meet her younger sister store, Kirby Girl. With a signature sunny yellow shade splashed throughout, the boutique is packed with a color-coordinated mix of fun finds. McCleary has chosen products that will appeal to girls and women aged ten to twenty-five, or as she says, “from her backpack to her first apartment.” A custom candy wall greets shoppers as they browse the jewelry, makeup, décor, clothing, party supplies and tech accessories. McCleary hopes it will become a destination for girls to hang out, make new friends and enjoy a place that’s just for them.
NEW CANAAN | familybritches.com
In scouting a spot for their new location, the owners of Family Britches did not have to look far. The clothing store, which held an Elm Street address for more than forty years, has set up shop just around the corner on Main Street. The new Family Britches will focus exclusively on fine menswear (previous offerings included clothing for women and boys), including suiting and sportswear. What hasn’t changed, is the company’s dedication to providing a shopping experience that’s tailored to personal needs. “We’ve built a loyal following,” says manager Mark Gust, “and we’re pleased to continue to offer our customers the level of quality and service they’ve come to expect from us.”
ROWAYTON | shopchouchou.com
Since moving to Rowayton eight years ago, Katharine Sanford knew she wanted to move her clothing store to the charming downtown area. Now that her dream is a reality, she’s thrilled to bring her business closer to home and “be part of this incredible community that has been so receptive and welcoming.” She’d built that same sense of community over the course of her seventeen years in Wilton, outfitting women with her contemporary selection of shoes, apparel and accessories. Sanford is excited to share her vision for stylish living with her Rowayton neighbors.