In 2007, I had envisioned the perfect store. A store where one could find unique and well made gifts at reasonable prices. I had thought of gift stores that my family and I visited while on vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks; Charleston, South Carolina; and Wickford, Rhode Island. There was something special about the stores that I visited while vacationing, a special feeling, a different style, and I knew that I wanted to bring it home to Connecticut for everyday enjoyment.
I opened my shop in Waterbury's West End back in March 2008, and the shop was a huge hit with the area residents! I stayed in Waterbury until the spring of 2015, accumulating "Best of" awards from The Waterbury Observer, Connecticut Magazine, and The Knot.
The Spring of 2015 taught me that indeed it was true that when one door closed, others would open. My husband needed a career change, and decided to come on board as my partner of the newly relocated, reimagined Elizabeth Richard.
Arthur and I seek to provide our customer with a unique shopping experience, a feast for the senses. We are pleased to present you with a carefully curated selection of gifts and accessories for living exceptionally.
When you visit our Woodbury, Connecticut shop, you will be greeted with repurposed, reimagined, and reinvented displays. Arthur is proud to say that he personally produced more than half of our tables and fixtures in his garage-turned-workshop. Our friends and family helped to paint and prepare the pieces, it truly was a labor of love for everyone involved.
What else will you find at Elizabeth Richard? Well, you will find all of the beautiful brands that put us on the map in Waterbury, such as Mariposa, Waterford, Vietri, Belleek, Le Creuset and Lenox. We also carry a lovely collection of Vineyard Vines clothing and accessories. Pair that with a breathtaking selection of jewelry and bags, one of a kind and unusual tabletop and entertaining and you have a shop that will satisfy just about everyone.
So exactly who is Elizabeth Richard? It is a combination of our children's middle names, Gillian Elizabeth and Dermot Richard. They are the reason we get up each morning, and the reason we continue to work so hard each day to earn and maintain your loyal support.
We hope that you will enjoy your shopping experience as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!