A new women’s clothing and gift boutique has opened up shop in Downtown Abacoa.
Marston is a mixed price-point boutique ($30 to upward of $500) that sells chic apparel from established and up-and-coming designers from New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The store, which opened Wednesday, offers a selection of womenswear, ranging from luxe tees to contemporary denim, as well as jewelry, hats, home goods and gift items.
Owner Katrina Aronson, who calls herself a jeans and T-shirt girl, says she particularly loves the variety of styles and fabrics in Marston’s T-shirts.
“I love the element of discovery and finding off-the-beaten path designers, so we do have a lot of rare finds,” she said.
The store also sells children’s clothing for girls ages 0 to 5.
“With a 4-year-old daughter and a little baby niece, it is very fun,” Aronson said.
In fact, the store name, Marston, is a portmanteau of her family members’ last names.
“It had to have real meaning, and nothing could have fit more perfectly,” she said.
Even more meaningful, though, has been Aronson’s journey to opening the store.
Aronson grew up in Miami but spent almost a decade living in New York after college. She worked in finance for several years before changing career paths.
“My boutique dreams tugged at my heart and I ultimately left finance to pursue fashion,” she said.
Aronson began working for a boutique in the city. That’s where she learned the ins and outs of the industry and got into buying.
However, she soon found herself missing the sun and sand and realized she wanted her kids to grow up in Florida, like she did.
“When my husband and I discovered the Jupiter area, there was no looking back for us,” Aronson said. “We moved to Jupiter two years ago, and we feel pretty lucky to call Jupiter home.”
Aronson had always dreamed of opening a women’s boutique, and now, through Marston, she has brought “a bit of downtown” with an “upscale, casual focus” to the Jupiter area.
The Florida-bred fashionista hopes to create a regular fun and relaxing shopping experience at Marston, so the boutique will be offering a weekly wind-down event, called Sips & Shopping, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday.
“We know that weeks are long, and we hope to bring a bit of ‘me time’ into everyone’s weeks with our Sips & Shopping on Friday evenings,” she said.
Marston is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday and Monday by appointment.
(Photos courtesy Marston)