Three generations - Patty Belgeri and her daughter, Janet Novak, and granddaughter, Stacy Rutherford - opened JK's Kollections in Colonial Heights to serve women of all ages.
There are people who have a talent for clothing and accessories, and know exactly how to put an outfit together. Patty Belgeri is one of those individuals. Utilizing her sense of fashion, and with the assistance of her daughter and granddaughter, JK's Kollections, Ladies Boutique, Antiques and Gifts is a store with a variety of styles for all ages.
Twenty-three years ago, Belgeri and her daughter, Janet Novak, who studied fashion design in college, opened up JK's Koolers in Colonial Heights. They carried a very popular line of knit wear. After approximately nine years of business, they closed after a hurricane destroyed the manufacturing plant of one of their major clothing lines. The family continued to observe clothing industry trends and still visited the regional apparel markets in Atlanta and Dallas to stay current on the styles of the season.
Belgeri said the picture (featured above) of her granddaughter, Stacy Rutherford, when she was a child modeling their clothes, was in JK's Koolers and many customers from that store remember Stacy as a child and ask about her even now.
Nearly five years ago, an opportunity to go back into the local retail market presented itself. Belgeri was approached about opening a booth in a Broad Street antique store in Downtown Kingsport. She operated there carrying the popular Flax and Match Point lines of clothing, as well as specialty scarves and jewelry. She enjoyed working in the retail business again and helping customers with their fashion needs.
When she lost her lease, Belgeri found herself in the position to open up her own business once again. Through prayer and careful consideration, Belgeri, Novak and Rutherford, decided to open up JK's Kollections in Colonial Heights on Fort Henry Drive.
Their spacious location is adorned with home decor items from The Primitive Swan; unique handmade jewelry from Chic with Harmony; and custom framing/pictures and antique furniture from Barnett's Antiques. JK's Kollections also has gifts and cards. Some of their popular brands are Flax , Match Point and Cut Loose , along with other specialty clothing lines. They want to appeal to a wide group of women and offer clothes that cover the three generations that work there, while offering reasonable prices.
"We understand the need for a boutique to be unique. We only order a limited amount of what we carry and, once it's gone, we don't order more. If you bring a favorite item from your closet to us, we'll help you accessorize with a scarf, jewelry, or give you suggestions on how to use it with something else we carry. We want to provide one-on-one service to build a wardrobe. Personal service is our main priority," said Belgeri.
"We want to let our customers from JK's Koolers and the Broad Street location know we are back in business and want them to visit us in our new location."
JK's Kollections is located at 4024 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport (beside Hot Dog Hut). Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Personal shopping hours may be arranged by appointment. Call 423-239-5575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow JK's Kollections on Facebook for new clothing lines coming in and items currently in the store.