One of the phrases that always comes to mind when I think of charley + may is “unique boutique” – and, sadly, this post may be the last to use that phrase. Queen Anne is losing one of our independent shops, as charley + may is closing by January 31.
The email I received from owner Lauren Formicola explains it best, so I’ll leave the rest of the post in her words:
“we were not too big to fail. charley + may co, is a wee shop that must close.”
— shopkeeper lauren formicola
why is charley + may closing?
with deep regrets and sadness, I must close charley + may co. after three years the shop is not self sustaining and growth of the shop is limited due to location, space and low pedestrian traffic. although it was showing a small tick up in revenue the shop fell short most months. darn it!
stop in and say goodbye. grab some deals and steals on your favorite merchandise.
all inventory must be sold and all the fabulous display pieces too!!! 30%-75% off most merchandise. display tables include: a large guatemalan table, bar cart, distressed wood tables and other great finds. more later on pricing.
hours and dates of sales.
open: wednesdays-friday 11-6, saturday 11-5, sunday 11-5
doors will be closed by January 31.
a big thank you to all the families, individuals and fellow merchants who i have enjoyed knowing and seeing in my shop. so many people like you have supported charley + may co.
I am truly sorry that I can’t be there the next time you have a gift emergency, or your hard to buy for uncle is coming into town, or your dog sitter needs a reward, or a stocking needs stuffing, or you need a special locally designed piece of jewelry, or fluffy needs a biscuit, or a new baby arrived and a wee gift is in order, or the office party requires an unusual white elephant gift or you simply need a place to hang out and catch up on the avenue.
big cheers to all of you. thank you so much for supporting charley + may co., for the last three years.
I hope to see you during the sale and to say goodbye.
charley + may co.