In 2005, when I was living in Boston, an online listing began my journey to New Haven. The listing stated that Endelman Gallery, a clothing and artisan jewelry store, was for sale. I traveled to New Haven to view the Chapel Street storefront and immediately fell in love with the area. I left Neiman Marcus in Boston and have never looked back.
Here’s to new beginnings! I purchased the store and renamed it idiom, with a decidedly lowercase i. I chose “idiom” for its less common meaning, the third definition in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “a style or form of artistic expression that is characteristic of an individual, a period or movement, or a medium or instrument.”
The shop provides a niche for your everyday dressing and also your "head turning pieces." You'll find an assorted mix of fine clothing, footwear, handbags, artisan jewelry and bath & body products. Lines include: Eileen Fisher, Joseph Ribkoff, Cut Loose, Sympli, Fly London, Latico and Toyko Milk. There is an entire room of handcrafted artisan jewelry which I refer to as “The Jewel Box.” Artisans include: Colleen Mauer, Catherine Weitzman, Ayala Bar, Phyrra, Stephen Estelle & Susan Roberts.
I love living and working in New Haven. A focus of mine is being a part of the thread of the local community. Volunteerism is an integral part of my commitment to giving back. I joined the Junior League, a women’s organization, where I later served a term as president and I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
My Yorkshire Terrier, Baxter, is in the shop every day with me and loves to greet customers. I hope we have the pleasure of meeting you soon in our shop or right here at www.idiomboutique.com.
- Kimberly R. Pedrick
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