University Properties Welcomes Eco-friendly Kerin Boutique to the Broadway Retail District

Yale University Properties welcomes Kerin boutique to 268 York St. in the Broadway Retail District.

Kerin boutique, opening this fall, will offer smart fashions for the eco-conscious woman. Quality designer items include shoes, handbags, apparel, accessories and more.

“We are excited by the opportunity to bring our designer fashions to New Haven,” said Chris Kerin, who founded Kerin boutique with his daughter, Jacqueline. “Yale is ranked nationally as one of the most socially responsible universities in the nation, and we are pleased to be able to offer Yale students and faculty our eco-friendly fashions.”

The strong local demand for socially responsible, quality women’s apparel is the driving force behind the boutique’s concept. Kerin boutique will offer fashionable brands including olsen Haus, Matt & Nat and Stewart & Brown.

“Kerin boutique adds a wonderful set of high fashion, environmentally-friendly offerings to the broad and sophisticated array of apparel to be found among the more than 50 shops and boutiques located in downtown New Haven,” said Abigail Rider, director of University Properties. “We are delighted and privileged to have new businesses opening in New Haven in the midst of a national recession. The Brookings Institute recently announced that New Haven was one of the top 20 performing metropolitan economies in the country in the first quarter of 2009, and the opening of Kerin boutique is tangible proof of this.”

Kerin joins the only J.Crew in New Haven County, the only Urban Outfitters in Connecticut and the Yale Bookstore, the largest bookstore between New York and Boston, in the Broadway Retail District, where stores are open until 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and the large public parking lot next to Trailblazer charges only $1 an hour for the first two hours.

Yale University is an active partner in creating a vital downtown and promoting New Haven’s economic development through its community investment program. Paying more than $4 million annually, Yale is the largest real estate taxpayer in New Haven.

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