Introducing the Advokate Boutique!

The Advokate Boutique, featuring local, handmade gifts and fashion accessories, is now open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. in Suite 201a at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls!

Find unique handmade jewelry, funky Candy Thief headbands, Early Girl Ink hand-stamped and sewn purses, hand-crocheted hats and scarves by Teri Austin, trashion earrings, watercolor cards by Tom Ryan, Pine Cone Cutie ornaments, Seamingly Sarah dress-up crowns, Kate Austin-Avon fine art prints, Woods End all-natural soap, Gary Moon’s folk rock album “Big Sky” and more.

Park in the Cooper Street lot and enter through the 21 Cooper Street door. I’m on the second floor, in Suite 201a. Come by!

I’m gearing up for The Shirt Factory’s famous Holiday Open Houses, kicking off Black Friday with hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 28 to 30, and Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After seven years, I now realize that my expressionist artwork and funky jewelry have a very specific demographic. This year for Open House, I wanted to do something to make the average shopper stick around and browse a little. So I have welcomed guest artisans into my gallery and made it into a gift shop! It’ll be the Advokate Boutique for November and December, and we will see where it goes from there. I’m thrilled to host work by my family members, friends, and talented local people I’ve found with the powers of Etsy.

It’s going to be a test of will to not just buy everything up myself before folks have a chance to get in here and shop around! Hurry in here before I go broke buying it all!

Kate Austin-Avon

Kate E. Austin is known for her creative advocacy. She is a regular speaker on branding and social media with educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce. She owns and operates Advokate, LLC. Currently she serves on the boards of the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, the Jackson Heights Elementary School PTA, Lower Adirondack Pride, and is on the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s Advisory Council. Originally from Killington, Vermont, she studied art at Hartwick College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from Empire State College. She is a mother of three.