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Hudson Grace Officially Opens New Store On Greenwich Avenue

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Greenwich, Connecticut — Hudson Grace, a home decor brand that began in San Francisco 10 years ago, officially opened its first store in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Friday at 268 Greenwich Avenue.

The company features a curated collection of modern serveware, dinnerware, glassware, cutlery, linen candles and entertainment essentials, perfect for making every home feel like home.

Founders and close friends Monel Tota and Gary McNaughton began looking for a store location in Greenwich before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They finally found him a 1,100-square-foot space earlier this year.

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“We’re very excited,” McNaughton said of the opening. “We’ve wanted to be here for years. I found it, so it should have been.”

This is Hudson Grace’s 10th store acquired by Crate & Barrel in 2019. The closest stores are on Bleecker Street in Manhattan and Sag Harbor on Long Island.

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“Our stores are all close by. If you suddenly need glasses at a dinner party or need dinner napkins, we want to be your go-to place. [we’re here]”It’s friendly, available, and we want it to be that neighborhood place.

Hudson Grace’s products are mainly selected from Europe. Other items such as napkins, candles and pottery are made in the USA especially for the company.

Totah said the brand reflects the juxtaposition of McNatton and herself. She says McNaughton has a clean, modern taste compared to her collectible spirit and her love of hotels and antiques her silver.

Hudson Grace founders Monaire Toter and Gary McNatton. (Richard Kaufman/Patch)

According to their website, McNaughton has 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing personal care, fine fragrances, household products, and packaging design.He spent eight years as senior vice president of Gap Inc. , helped design a fragrance for a retail giant.

A luxury fragrance called Greenwich is available at the Greenwich Avenue location. McNaughton said the scent was reminiscent of freshly cut grass and a gardenia that blooms on a summer’s day.

Totah has many years of retail experience in developing home and tabletop products for Williams-Sonoma and Banana Republic.

The two vowed to one day open their own store while working at Banana Home.The first Hudson Grace opened in 2012 in the Presidio Heights section of San Francisco, California.

“Mo and I are entertainers. We love to entertain people at home. It’s a store based on what we personally use, love and need to entertain gracefully.” McNaughton added.

Totah recited her golden rule.

“If he wants it in his house and I want it in mine, it will sell,” she said.

For example, the duo discovered a unique lamp at a Parisian flea market, turned it into a candlestick, and now sells it in stores.

McNatton said customer service is important to the brand and Hudson Grace seeks to build relationships with everyone who comes to the store.

“We think of ourselves as an intimate brand because we have a very personal relationship with every customer we meet. It’s a personal relationship.”

Hudson Grace gives gift cards and has a marriage registry. They are also considering hiring more employees for the new store.

The Greenwich Avenue store is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.

For more information, Hudson Grace website.

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