CJKollective Opens New Women’s Boutique in Federal Hill

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

CJKollective opened a new 1,040 sq. ft. women’s boutique at 1014 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill last Saturday. The space was previously home to the Mark Cottman Gallery, which closed in June.

Owner Courtney Jackson, a United States Navy veteran, started the CJKollective mobile boutique (mobiletique) in October 2016. She got the idea after seeing a mobiletique in New York and later found one to buy in Virginia. The mobiletique makes several appearances a month at festivals, fashion events, and private parties.

After opening a CJKollective pop-up shop for six months at Lunar Bay Studio in Bel Air, Jackson began looking for a permanent brick and mortar store in Baltimore. Jackson also brought on Nakia Cumbo as a business partner.

After a few months of looking, Jackson signed a lease for CJKollective at the Federal Hill space. “I’ve always liked the Federal Hill area and all the restaurants and Cross Street Market,” said Jackson.

Jackson developed a passion for fashion during a three month deployment in Italy while in the Navy. Before launching CJKollective, Jackson started online shop Courtney’s Couture.

CJKollective sells “trendy” women’s accessories, jewelry, hand bags, cardigans, tops, dresses, and coats. The store works with brands from New York and Los Angeles and hopes to work with local designers in the future. Jackson said that most items are between $40 and $60 and nearly all items are under $100.

CJKollective has two employees and will be open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. CJKollective will also sell items online.

The store will host its grand opening this Saturday from 2pm to 6pm.

CJKollective joins several other new Federal Hill boutiques including Echoes Vintage, Irregular Exposure Showroom & Fashion Academy, and Thistle Butter Collective.

Jackson and Cumbo

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