The Chautauqua Wearhouse was founded in 2005 by mother and daughter Patricia Finson and Ruth Nelson. The business began as an extension of Pat’s original shop Pat’s at Chautauqua, but quickly developed into its own, with Ruth doing the buying and merchandising of the shop. Located in Chautauqua Institution, The Chautauqua Wearhouse is a ladies boutique featuring apparel, shoes and accessories. Ruth’s focus is on providing excellent customer service as well as quality, well-fitting garments, with a focus on domestically made goods. She does a high sales volume June through August. The store is open May through October.
Ruth Nelson, Chautauqua Wearhouse