jane, the store, was founded in 2009 by Jane Henderson Kenyon and her daughter,
Isabelle Taylor Kenyon. The idea of the store was born from the necessity to reuse,
rethink, and revitalize:
to reuse what others no longer need
to rethink what we already have
to revitalize these things and, in doing so, our lives
On their travels together around the world, from concept stores in Shanghai, China,
to antique barns in Lexington, Virginia, they became inspired by the idea of bringing
the incredible things they found in these places to their family and friends at home.
Eventually they ran out of space to keep their treasures, from clothing and
accessories with tags still attached to one-of-a-kind furniture and art. They began to
reevaluate what they had collected.
What to do with it all? And how? After searching for an outlet to share what
they were beginning to take for granted, they decided to create their own store.
And jane was born!
jane’s philosophy is simple: to inspire the community to reuse rethink and revitalize
as a local marketplace for buying and selling beautiful and unique goods. jane stocks
a curated collection of “green merchandise” – made locally or from repurposed materials
and jane supports local artists and designers through frequent exhibitions and trunkshows.
(please check out our events page for more information about upcoming sales.)
As we look toward creating a sustainable future, jane is excited to inspire Princeton
to experience how easy it is to reuse, rethink, and revitalize.
Jane and Isabelle
Jane and Isabelle are both Princeton natives. Jane works with her family at Callaway
Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty. She and her husband, Kevin also have two
sons, Taylor and Jack. Isabelle is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
She currently lives in Hong Kong, where she sources inspiration for jane through travels