Remembering Top Drawer

While it did not have the townwide presence of a Silver’s or Max’s Art Supplies, Top Drawer joins those 2 venerable businesses on an unenviable list: “Closed.”

The women’s clothing store in the small Post Road strip mall by North Maple Avenue (across from the Shell station and Athletic Shoe Factory) shuts its doors for good today. It’s been in Westport for over 30 years.

Longtime customer Marcia Falk said, “They filled a niche of personal service and old-fashioned caring that is going the way of dinosaurs.

“They sent thank-you cards for shopping to their customers. You can’t hold back the clock, but you sure can think back fondly to when local stores and local people were the retail backbone of a community.”

Top Drawer. When this Google Street View photo was taken, the Boat Locker was next door.

Top Drawer. When this Google Street View photo was taken, the Boat Locker was next door.

4 responses to “Remembering Top Drawer

  1. I always admired the perfect name “Top Drawer.” Excellent, like the store. mmm

  2. It is a shame all of these closings. Cake suite on saugatuck avenue is closing too.

  3. The Textile Stores (plural?) is closing too. Westport is changing rapidly.

  4. The cost of running a business in this day and age is unreal. Between insurance and all the other expenses you have to pay is crazy. You have to charge so much to make any money. There are so many business that run with no insurance and all the other necessary things in place. Make sure the people you hire have insurance.