Located in the heart of Colgate University's picturesque upstate New York town of Hamilton, Shol's Boutique brings you a mix of contemporary and ready to wear women's fashion as unique as the name.
At Shol's Boutique you'll find styles for work, school, and special occasions.
You'll find romantic styles from Free People and Rag & Poets, Classic styles from Velvet by Graham & Spencer and Joules, and casual pieces from Z Supply -as well as vegan leather bags and accessories from Matt & Nat, Pixie Mood and Joules.
We'd love to help you curate the perfect wardrobe for your personal style.
Since it's usually the first thing asked, Shole is not a family name or a nickname, or my last name, it is my first name. Not short for anything. My dad said the shoals of Vietnam were pretty and when asked how to spell it said; S-h-o-l-e.
From a young age I've always been obsessed with clothes. My mom said the laundry got out of control as I would change my outfit multiple times a day as soon as I was physically able to do so. When asked what I wanted to be, it was always a vet or a fashion designer. I got as far as a Masters in Animal, Fisheries and Veterinary Sciences from the University of Rhode Island before realizing that was no longer my goal. I went back to the arts and worked as a Graphic Designer and as a Director of Marketing for 14 years before the opportunity to open my own boutique found me. It's the dream I never knew I always wanted and I am very excited to see it come to fruition. I couldn't find a more perfect spot in the picturesque town of Hamilton and I look forward to meeting the residents, the students and their family.
My goal is to bring quality piece in classic and fun styles that college age girls, their stylish mothers and local women will love. I have the help of my own teenage daughter, Chloe, to guide me and you'll likely see her in the shop quite a bit. I also have the love and support of my husband, Tim, my son Gage and our two rescue dogs; Boden and Ella - and our newest addition, Lola the cat!