Kindel & Company Lifestyle Mercantile In Downtown Saugatuck

Posted on: December 4, 2019   |   Posted in: Things To Do In Saugatuck

storefront windows of Kindel & Co. shop lit with twinkling lights and garland in the window boxes for the holidays

Kindel & Co.'s holiday candle decor in silver with white pine branches can be bought in pairs

vintage Santa mannequin in a cable knit sweater and a red winter coat lined with fur and plaid

Kindel & Company's cocktail gift items include these classic martini glasses candles complete with real looking olives on a cocktail skewer and a book on Old Man Drinks

Saugatuck’s Kindel & Co.’s Inspires Us To Decorate More!

Our mood is altered before we even set foot inside Kindel & Company. It’s true! The whimsical and wonderful window displays draw us in. As soon as we’re inside of 241 Culver Street, we are eager to shop. Kindel NEVER disappoints, and it ALWAYS delights. This expertly curated store has something for everyone, and we love the emphasis on unique items for the men we love. There’s everything a man needs for wardrobe, home, and apothecary. Of course, there’s lovely jewelry, candles, clothing, and accessories for women, too.

“Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Mark Twain

Kindel is full of beautifully displayed new, vintage, and antique items. There’s an abundance of classic American brands that have stood the test of time. There are items found at flea markets in Europe and Antique Sales out east. We LOVE that Kindel is open year round AND that they completely change their windows, displays, and products 8 times a year to reflect the change in seasons. Right now, Kindel is full of holiday cheer. Their abundance of Christmas trees, lights, out-of-this-world ornaments, fragrant candles, and holiday accessories make all our spirits bright. Don’t even get me started about the fun that was had during their Mimosas and Markdowns Event!

The original Kindel & Co opened in the Grand Rapids area in 2004. The owners, Christopher Kindel and Richard Williams expanded to its second store in Saugatuck, May 2017.  We asked Christopher why he enjoys being part of the Saugatuck community. “We love the diversity of customers we get to interact with! I am happy to be a business owner in this community, and I look forward to continuing to help downtown Saugatuck change and grow. This year, I am proud that I participated in the Lighting Committee, bringing greater beauty and attention to Saugatuck in a season other than summer. Lots of people come in the summer. We must work harder in the off-season to keep Saugatuck beautiful and vibrant.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
~ Oscar Wilde

Here’s just some of what we love right now at Kindel:

Filson | Unfailing goods and apparel. Top quality outdoor clothing and bags, built on a heritage of excellence since 1897. With a newly opened corporate store in the this Chicagoland area, people recognize the quality of this product line, and Kindel has a large selection!

Timex Watches | Founded in 1854  in Connecticut, this U.S. classic brand is enjoying a comeback and shows its pride in American manufacturing.

Candles | The many varieties of candles take center stage at Kindel during the holidays. Small, large, unique shapes and fragrances at many price points. The perfect gift for the home. 

“Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

Holiday Ornaments | Such a fantastic collection of glass, vintage, and specialty ornaments. These are only in-store for the short-term, so don’t delay.

Clocks | Of course, Kindel doesn’t carry your every day clock. These are unique and interesting. Ready for your wall, table, or deck. Perfect to outfit the office along with other accessories.

Rustico Leather Goods | American made journals, passport holders, wine bottle holders, chapstick holder, leather wrapped lighters, and more.

Books | Entertaining and avant-garde coffee table and bar books.

Gent | Kindel’s own brand of lotion, soap, beard oils, body wash. Why not pamper the men you love? Perfect stocking stuffers.

Stay At Wickwood Inn To See What We Bought At Kindel & Company

The Wickwood Inn bed and breakfast fills with holiday color every year around the middle of November.  Book a stay with us between mid-November and the 1st week of January to see our gorgeous holiday decorations.  We have a beautiful mix of new and old with LOTS of twinkling lights.  Our treasures are many and we found them shopping in downtown Saugatuck and around the globe.  But, you have to stay with us to see them.  Hurry!  Phone 269-857-1465 to reserve your room today.

 

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