A shop called The Monogrammed Cottage, which offers unique apparel and accessories, is setting up at 31 Central St. in Wellesley Square where the Trappings store used to be.
The preppie Trappings store closed earlier this year after a 7-year run in town at its down-under location.
The Monogrammed Cottage had been nestled inside the mall at Crest Road for the past year, but owner Barbara O’Keeffe says the business outgrew the space and that when 31 Central St., became available she decided it was a good time for a move. “I opened this past week and already I’ve been so much busier, even without a permanent sign yet.”
The store carries accessories such as tote bags, cosmetic cases, pashminas, baby blankets, cooler totes and baseball caps, with most items under $36, including the monogram. O’Keeffe says customers are welcome to bring in their own items for monogramming as well. ” I’ve done boat logos, the Wellesley hockey coaches’ jackets and gifts from the team, custom logos for weddings more,” she says.
Why is the business located in Wellesley? “I love this town! I’ve lived here for just five years and have made so many wonderful friends. My customers are the best! I have so much fun with them,” O’Keeffe says. “I do all the stitching right there in the shop. Kids get such a kick out of it.”
The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
The Monogrammed Cottage’s move continues an upward cycle of businesses filling vacant spaces in Wellesley Square.
The openings of Old School Pizzeria and J.P. Licks, as well as the coming of PrimeTime Lacrosse and possibly another sports equipment store, are all reviving Wellesley’s downtown after a recent spate of departures.