"Sometimes a dream really does come true"... is one of my favorite phrases. My dream of owning Collage became a reality in 2009. When you walk through the door at Collage, my hope is that you are welcomed by beauty, creativity and warmth.
It all started the day I was born into a retail family...they worked day and night, and slowly the retail rhythm became the beat of my life. I worked in the family business through my teenage years and then went on my own trek to explore the world.
I found my passion for art somewhere in my teens and ended up studying fine art in college. My concentration was in painting and jewelry design. My studies took me to Italy where I spent 3 years living a bohemian lifestyle in the cultural mecca of Florence, Italy.
Eventually I missed the diverse beauty of America and came back to find myself building a career as a retail buyer. I loved learning about business and my career went from retail buying to advertising sales. Slowly I began to realize I was on my dream journey of owning my own business.
In the summer of 2009, I decided to combine my love of art with my passion for business. I feel honored and blessed to carry on Janice Bortner's beloved Collage which she began in 1983. Collage has been a staple in the York community and a place that I truly believe in and love.
Today you will find premiere brands such as Vera Bradley, Trollbeads, Chamilia, Michael Aram, Simon Pearce, Thymes and Stonewall Kitchen. Collage supports artisans around the world from York, PA to Kenya. You will find an ever-changing selection of Women and Children's Clothing and Accessories, Specialty Foods, Greeting Cards, Home Accessories, Toiletries and much so much more.
Our slogan is "Where every day is a gift." And it truly is a gift, at Collage.