Kate Austin, Who is that? July 22 2015

10 years ago when we decided to follow our dream of owning our own business, one of the hardest decisions was trying to come up with a name.   My first name being Claire, we didn't want to confuse ourselves with the fashion jewelry giant Claire's.  One of my friends suggested we use our youngest child and only daughter's name, Kate.  At the time she was just 3 years old.  We then liked the classic sound of adding my maiden name Austin.  Kate Austin Jewelry and Gifts was launched in 2006 as a locally owned boutique in the heart of NW Arkansas.  Most folks now  just call us Kate Austin.  And I answer to "Claire" or even "Kate."  Who knows, maybe the real "Kate" will take over the company someday.