BY MAUREEN WERTHER
Elephant’s Trunk, a baby and children’s boutique,
will open its doors for business at 206 Glen St. in
Glens Falls in early October.
Owner Katie Sullivan will offer a selection
of clothing, gifts, books, educational toys, and
She said customers will be able to shop and
browse with their children for items ranging in
size from Newborn to 5T in styles unavailable in
a “big box” store. Sullivan noted she is conscious
of the budget considerations of young families and
her price points reflect that awareness.
Her goal, he said, is to make Elephant’s Trunk
a “family friendly” store. She plans to offer weekly
coffee “meet ups” for moms to congregate and hear
about pertinent parenting and childhood wellness
topics such as breast-feeding, vaccination issues,
and early childhood education. Sullivan is also
excited about meeting new people and becoming
an involved and active member of her community.
Growing up on Long Island as the second of
seven children, she recalled how her stay-at-home
mom dreamed of opening a children’s clothing
store. Sullivan’s husband is from Fort Edward and
the two met as students at Hartwick College. After
graduation, they married and settled in Glens Falls,
where they are raising two daughters, ages 1 and 3.
“I was my mother’s first daughter and I wanted to
take on her dream to open this store,” said Sullivan.
She has worked in retail growing up and during
school. It is her first foray into the retail world as
She said her mother was a huge help in making
the dream a reality. Sullivan said she learned a great
deal about business and operations from her father,
an attorney in Long Island.
The layout of Elephant’s Trunk includes a
children’s play area located in the rear of the
store, where kids can have fun while moms shop.
There will also be an area for changing a diaper
or feeding a baby.
“I’ve been downtown and forgotten to pack an
extra diaper or wipes,” she said. “Any mom who
finds herself in that fix can come into the store and
I’ll give them a diaper or wipes and they know they’ll
have a clean and inviting place to feed their baby.”
Elephant’s Trunk website is still in development;
however, a Facebook page is up and running.
Elephant’s Trunk can be reached at 955-5035.
Photo Courtesy Elephant’s Trunk