Continuing the legacy of her New York boutiques, both established in 1984, designer Carol Shen has brought her line of minimal, exquisite, classic clothing to Chapel Street. A holiday brunch brought Carol and her family to New Haven two years ago, where they experienced the vitality and beauty of New Haven. "I walked around New Haven and fell in love", says Carol, who was struck by the architecture of the Yale Campus and the European flavor of the shops and restaurants.
Yale University is an active partner in creating a vital downtown and promoting New Haven’s economic development through its community investment program, and as a result is one of the largest payers of real estate taxes in New Haven.
“We are very pleased to welcome Shen to Historic Chapel Street. Shen’s sophisticated designs complement the unique and stylish offerings of Chapel Street perfectly. Downtown New Haven offers a singular cultural, shopping and dining experience that no shopping mall can rival, and draws people into the City from a 40-mile radius and beyond,” says Abigail Rider, Director of University Properties.
Shen New Haven features minimal, flattering, comfortable garments and a line of seamless lingerie designed to suit the sophisticated, well-traveled woman who has her own sense of style. Yet peppered throughout the collection are pieces for all ages. Made from the finest yarns and cut to flatter, Shen designs are timeless basics created in sensuous, subtle colors. The minimal yet elegant storefront echo’s the clean lines of the clothing.
Shen will be joining quality retailers along Chapel Street including Celtica, idiom, Raggs, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Tracy b, Wave Gallery and derek simpson…goldsmith. Stores on Chapel Street are open until 6 pm Monday through Saturday with ample parking available.