Hatley Boutique Opens in Annapolis
Annapolis, MD (10-8-13) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen and Annapolis Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) President and CEO Lara Fritts are pleased to welcome Hatley Boutique to Annapolis.
Hatley is a family-run company, that has been helping people get 'clothes to nature' with its cotton pajamas and loungewear for more than twenty years. Hatley Boutique opened its 13th store at 158 Main Street in Annapolis. The official ribbon cutting took place on Friday, September 27.
“The future of Main Street lies in unique boutique shops with an emphasis on quality and customer service,” Mayor Cohen said. “Hatley, with its experience in diverse markets such as Tokyo and Copenhagen, adds to Main Street's vibrant mix of offerings and speaks to downtown's enduring appeal.”
Their overseas markets now account for more than half of their business. The most recent country to catch onto the Hatley vibe was Australia, in the Sydney and Melbourne areas. Chris Oldland, President of Hatley, has traveled around the world in order to find the best sales representatives to bring Hatley’s whimsical flair to savvy retailers.
“Hatley is fun to sell because our designs are appreciated in every country we open,” Oldland said. “Our quality and design are unbeatable and add an imaginative element to everyday essentials like rain boots and pajamas. I have always been received kindly - we make people smile.”
Hours of operation for Hatley Boutique are Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday –Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Annapolis is the ‘perfect fit’ for Hatley Boutique because its colorful, fanciful cloths are as vibrant and original as our population,” said AEDC President Lara Fritts.
For more information, go to www.hatleystore.com or call 410-280-5500.
Hatley was founded in 1987, when Canadian artist Alice Oldland opened a small gift shop and gallery in North Hatley, Canada. Alice’s lively artwork became the inspiration for a line of aprons, clothing, and gifts which she and her husband John turned into Hatley. After the couple decided to retire, their three sons, Chris, Nick, and Jeremy, took over the business. The trio of brothers transformed and developed the company, building an extensive children’s line, creating cozy women’s sleepwear, and expanding into the gift market more.