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Stels…


Racks and racks

Aside from running Monkey & The Bug and mothering twin girls, I also co-own a mens and womens wear shop. Stels was born eight years ago by my friend Jon, my husband Dave, and myself. We carry brands such as Rachel Comey, Gary Graham, Robert Geller, Aiko, Suno, Our Legacy, and many more. Stels is currently having a huge 50% off sale. Head HERE to shop.

I wanted to share a few photos of our store which shares a space with Monkey & The Bug. After almost a decade of life, the shop has become my second home. We tried to make it a clean, welcoming, friendly environment and I think we achieved our goal. There are always friends visiting and great music playing. It feels more like a hang out spot than a clothing store. We are located at 334 Newbury Street in Boston, MA. If you are local or ever in the area, pop in and say  HI!

Artist Raul Gonzalez created these beautiful pieces. They are for sale and you can read more about Raul and his work HERE.

We carry Warby Parker in the shop. I am obsessed with the collaboration they did with Suno. Head HERE for more info.


close up of Suno X Warby Parker


Mens


Womens shoes and the dressing rooms



Working Mama

Chapman and I going over line sheets.

I have been wanting to write a bit about being a working mom on here for a while now. However, between balancing the two stores and the two kids, I haven’t really had the time. (Shocking, I know) I’m going to get into it more in another post but for now, here is a little look at one of my trips to NYC for womens market week. One of my many responsibilities within my shops is to do a lot of the buying which involves visiting showrooms and pouring over lookbooks and pictures. I really do love my job and being a working mom is something I am really proud of but it certainly isn’t easy. Then again, nothing worth having is.

These pictures were taken by my friend, Adriana of Just By Living, who came along for the trip back in September. If you want to see more, I have been blogging over HERE for the last few months about each individual showroom we went to.

My camera capturing racks and racks of clothing.

Looking over the Kaelen line at the beautiful Parlor Showroom.

More of the Parlor Showroom.

Pretty colors from the Kaelen line.

Again, more from Parlor.

The Opening Ceremony showroom, this is the Suno area with Pamela Love in the back.

Checking out Suno’s S/S 12 collection.

Up close look at Suno’s amazing patterns.

Pretty ruffles at Electric Feathers.

Glamorous neon.

Piles of ballet shoes on display at VPL.

That ‘s me, snapping photos.