Kats is a boutique located in the historic Olmsted district of Swampscott, Massachusetts and beside 2 beautiful beaches with a skyline view of Boston. Run by mother and daughter, Katerina and Ana offer unique clothing & jewelry and aim to transcend the typical boutique setting by engaging with their community through educational and artistic events.
At Kats, we place an emphasis on more than just style and aesthetic. We delve deeper, bringing an appreciation and awareness to fashion by offering:
Made to order clothing from emerging designers
USA made lines
Fair Trade merchandise
Locally crafted jewelry and clothing
Handpicked vintage finds
Our lines reflect our values and desire to connect fashion to the human touch behind it. We are excited to serve our town as a multifaceted boutique that aims to better and inspire our community through fashion!
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Then & Now
"Eye miniatures became popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These were hand painted miniatures of one eye set within a jewel, described as 'the lover's eye' : either a love token or a memory of a deceased loved one watching over those still living. On the reverse there would often be a lock of the loved one's hair under glass. In this period of sentimentality and romantic attitudes, the symbolism of pearls conveyed deep-rooted and intimate messages of love and grief."
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson with Hubert Bari