Downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania is home to a multitude of small businesses and restaurants, including our family owned boutique, Kaly Clothing Without the support of one another in a town built on local pride, our businesses would not be successful. One of the newest additions of small businesses in our town is West Chester Charlie, which is sold exclusively at Kaly Clothing.
West Chester Charlie is a hand silk screen printing line, carried at Kaly in town. Their products are handmade by Jeannie Nelson and Jen Saller, two of our employees. Jeannie and Jen started West Chester Charlie a year ago when they saw a need from people who wanted to promote their pride for the town, but did not have any avenues to do so. They carry coasters and t-shirts that make great gifts, perfect for those who have moved away and still wish to support local businesses.
Jeannie recognized the demand for this and decided to just roll with it.
“West Chester is a growing town and we wanted to create a product that was cute and affordable for people to show their pride.”
They print hilarious sayings on coasters for every mood that are perfect for any space, like your office or living room! The coasters feature everything from West Chester pride to relatable and entertaining quotes. They are twelve dollars each, stained in coffee grounds and sprayed with a special protectant so the words are guaranteed to stay on!
The West Chester script coaster is a customer favorite and is also the first one ever to be made! They are now expanding and have more than 70 tiles available at Kaly.
They also print adorable shirts and onesies for babies to show their West Chester pride. They carry onesies up to size 18-24 months in different colors, with cute sayings. The t-shirts run up to size 3T and are perfect for your growing babies! They are 24 dollars each and make great gifts for the parents of West Chester to dress their kids!
After only a year, West Chester Charlie has made a definite impact on the residents of West Chester and continues to keep growing. They are hoping to expand to wine and cosmetic bags in the near future. Look out for them at the May Day Festival on May 6th and at the Restaurant Festival in September. Also check them out on Instagram at @westchestercharlie and #westchestercharlie.
By Zoe Olenik