‘Ella & Henry’ Children’s Clothing Shop on Elm Street To Close

Ella & Henry, a children’s clothing shop that featured European products and opened on Elm Street about two years ago, is set to close, officials say. It isn’t clear just when or why the store is closing—its owner was not immediately available for comment—though signs in the window and an employee at the shop confirmed it. Signs in the window also advertised significant sales: 70 percent off of Steiff-brand stuffed animals and 50 percent off Hape toys and Freshly Picked shoes. Ella & Henry opened in October 2015, selling clothes and accessories for newborns through 12-year-olds and featuring brands such as Steiff, Papermoon and Bellybutton. It occupied the commercial space next to “the alley” on Elm Street, years ago the home of Baskin Robbins (now on Main Street) and more recently occupied by Sarah Campbell, which had moved a few doors up before Ella & Henry opened.

‘Clothing In Which Children Can Be Children’: New Shop To Open Saturday on Elm Street

An area mom originally from Europe is planning to open a children’s clothing shop on Elm Street that features German lines serving newborns to 12-year-olds. Christine Eisenbeiss called the offerings at Ella & Henry at 137 Elm St.—anchored by clothing from Giengen, Germany-based Steiff—“high quality” and “functional.”

“Steiff has been very famous in the United States for teddy bears, but in Germany, in Europe, they have been making children’s clothing from quite some time and they’re very successful,” Eisenbeiss, a Germany native who moved to the states in the last few years and resides with her family in Port Chester, N.Y., told NewCanaanite.com. The price of the clothes is a middle range between Ralph Lauren and Gap, she said. If its initial shipment of merchandise clears customs as expected, Ella & Henry—so named after Eisenbeiss’s niece and son—will open this coming Saturday, Oct. 3, she said.