Ruggles & Hunt has been a brick & mortar shop for thirteen years in the beautiful town of Walpole, New Hampshire. In May, 2016, we opened a second store in Brattleboro, Vermont and now we are online.
Ruggles is not a typical shop in any way: it is a flirt, a laugh and a blare of color. Most everything you will find in the displays is practical, hysterical or beautiful – rather like the amazing people who work there.
Vicki Gohl, proprietress was frustrated that Walpole had no shop and it was a half hour drive for a greeting card, a children’s birthday present, non-grocery store soap, a lamp for the guest room or a pair of socks with attitude. Her idea was to create a local resource as unique as the town in which it was situated. As the shop gained momentum, it became clear that clothes for guys and gals had to be part of the mix. Her goal is to match people with goods that best represent who they are. Hers is an eclectic offering conceived by a buying mind who was raised in New York City and spent many years doing theatre, film and other visual based activities.
Vicki with her store managers, Jess & Jaja, represents a triangle of opposites, each unique in their taste, style and attitude. The store merchandise and the staff offer something for everyone.