Every venture starts with a vision. For owner Roberta Gould, that vision began in high school when she dreamed of one day having a gift store. A cozy neighborhood shop where people could relax and browse in a friendly atmosphere while they selected a gift for themselves or for a friend. Where customers run into friends, and meet new friends.
That day arrived in 1992 when Collected Works Gifts on Freeport Blvd. was born. There were three guiding rules; each item the store presented would have merit for its design, function and price; the selection would reflect a wide range of prices; and the atmosphere would be helpful and pleasant but above all not over-bearing.