Pearls and Plaid opened it's doors in November of 2014 with a mission to bring affordable fashion to women on the Connecticut shoreline! The first shop was tucked into the quaint town of East Haddam, CT. Owner, Caroline Lemley used her background in small business retail to branch out on her own and follow her dream of owning her own boutique! It quickly became clear an online store was necessary and Shop Pearls and Plaid was opened in May of 2015! Pearls and Plaid opened its second location in Old Saybrook, CT in May of 2016! In January of 2017 Pearls and Plaid moved all operations to the Old Saybrook store! 

Caroline graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2014 with a degree in American Studies (just goes to show your degree does not decide your future!!!) Her love for fashion and creativity is the perfect recipe for an eclectic boutique, full of hand picked merchandise. Caroline's mission is to bring women near and far a head to toe look at an affordable price. Follow her on instagram @clemley to keep up with her adventures and behind the scenes at Pearls and Plaid!