Who We Are
As a mom of twin girls, Sarah noticed the lack of unique children's gift and apparel options in bustling coastal Fairfield, CT, and decided to combine her creative days at her former Love of Pretty with her marketing + retail experience and dive into her first brick and mortar. We are located in the center of downtown, near the train station and several favorite local restaurants and other boutiques.
Saltwater brings together an array of child and mom apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gift brands together in one well-curated collection that represents the coastal lifestyle of Fairfield County families. We are dedicated to carrying independent and inspiring brands that are both classic and stylish and sure to be loved by children and parents. Complementing Saltwater’s unique product offerings are several special services, including monogramming, private Sip & Make events, shipping, gift wrapping and delivery to local customers! We are known for carrying unique brands you're unlikely to see elsewhere, our personalized attention, and our ability to put together that perfectly styled “look” or gift, whether it be for a new baby, mom, or child of any age. At the heart of Saltwater remains our classic coastal mommy & me lifestyle.
From life on the slopes to life by the sea-so goes the tale of Sarah McBrair, owner of Saltwater. Born in NYC, raised in Westchester, McBrair moved to Vermont for college where she found that fresh mountain air and snowboarding life suited her just fine. Upon graduation, she moved to Breckenridge, CO where she worked in Marketing for Vail Resorts and managed to get in 100+ days on the hill. She jokes that now, it's more like 2 days. Alas, the calling of good pizza, sea life, and being closer to family led to her return to the East Coast.
When Sarah was 12 years old, she used to spend her summers sitting on the docks of Nantucket, waiting for the yachts and sailboats to arrive so she could sell her hand-beaded necklaces out of a wicker basket. She’d often return home with an empty basket and a full wallet, and, from there, her passion for jewelry design consistently swelled. Featured in Coastal Living Magazine, Love of Pretty has since grown into a nationally recognized jewelry brand for women and little girls.
As a mom to young twin girls, Sarah sought to create a unique, yet easy and fun shopping experience for fellow moms. Have a special request? Contact us! We do our best to provide a seamless shopping experience for our lovely customers. After all, you deserve it!
We are currently all online and ship and deliver all orders within just a few days. Follow us on instagram for all the latest Saltwater! @saltwaterct