About Us

After designing and manufacturing quality children's clothing for fine specialty stores throughout the United States and Europe for more than 30 years, Fran and I had often talked of opening our own store. A Store that would truly reflect Fran's taste and how we feel children should be dressed. When the perfect location in our new home town of Chatham became available, it was the answer to our dream. Opening Summer of 2008 to a warm reception from the local community as well as the summer visitor was especially gratifying. Being able to offer Fran’s’ entire collection of beautiful classic clothing to customers who are delighted to be in a store dedicated to dressing "children as children" is our mission. We now have 6 Grandchildren which help a lot with our selections and designs.


For Summer of 2009 we doubled the size of the store and added Womens Clothing and Gifts. In the Spring of 2011 we expanded into the store next to us and now have an entire room dedicated to Womens Clothing and Accessories. We have also expanded our selection of European toys and Plush Stuffed Animal toys. “Frances Johnston ~ Chatham”, as the store is named, has become a "destination store" for those with discriminating tastes. We have done everything possible to make our store THE PLACE to buy something special. Clothing, Accessories, Toys and more for Mothers, Grandmothers, Children and Grandchildren. The comment we hear most often when someone comes into the store for the first time is "What a Beautiful Store".  

Please visit our store in Chatham or Shop On-Line with confidence. Our Goal is to bring you the very best in Design, Discriminating Taste and Best Quality, clothing and gifts, for you, your children and grandchildren.

Sincerely,

Frances and Richard Johnston