“I’m not opening a store!” Famous last words – and I couldn’t be happier that I changed my mind. After working at the Village Peddler for a few years, this opportunity came knocking in the form of a little lady with big ideas, Jackie Finger (Village Peddler owner). The name Chicklet’s Closet came to me when I was considering what to call my new adventure. Many islanders remember a little dog that stole everyone’s heart and sadly left us much too early. Since I knew in addition to signature lines that KI shoppers had come to love such as Mona B, Roxy, Quick Silver, Reef, Spirit Jersey, Lyman Life and Unsalted No Sharks, I was planning to add a pet section to the store and feature toys, treats, leashes, collars and clothing for our 4 legged friends. I remembered a beautiful drawing of Chicklet that my friend BJ Misovich did, and knew it would make the perfect logo – Chicklet’s Closet was born 5 years ago this spring.
We also carry original Kelleys Island clothing for adults and kids (the 2 legged variety). Looking for jewelry? Chicklet’s carries Puravida, Lizzy James, Pieces of Me, 4Ocean, & My Saint My Hero. Blastmaster glassware for your home or a special gift, as well as Kelleys Island Soap Company.
Stop into Chicklet’s Closet the next time you visit Kelleys Island as the inventory is always changing! (You know you need a new pair of flip flops for sure). See you soon.