Kat's Story

Kat Menaged

Welcome to Scarborough Fair!

I say it to every person who walks in the front door of my shop, so…

Welcome to my online shop!

We want this experience to be as enchanting a visit as if you were walking into our little shop in the village-like setting of Saint Anthony Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Many people ask me: “How did you come to conceive of Scarborough Fair?” The store evokes an atmosphere of both vintage-inspired elegance and whimsy, and like many unique places, there is a story  behind it. Let me see if I can make it short.

I spent my 20’s, 30’s and most of my 40’s as a fashionista, designing, manufacturing and selling ladies accessories in the heart of  New York City and all over the world. I had a showroom on 5th avenue, and a wild, exciting life. I was in a constant whirlwind, and I learned so much.

But, during my mid-40’s I realized that I needed to make some big changes. I moved to Minnesota seeking treatment for alcohol abuse…and settled here. As I grew roots in my new life, I soon came to see what my next step would be. Since I was a very young girl, all I really wanted to do was to create my own reality–push back the curtain of the mundane world and step into a magical realm. To celebrate the fairies and nymphs of my youth, the warrior women of mythology and present-day (Stevie Nicks has always been a patron saint), and to honor my own reawakening magic…I created Scarborough Fair.

A place where women of every size can come and be enchanted and surrounded by beauty, find clothing that they love and are comfortable in…and find love and acceptance.

As time goes on, I will continue to share more of my story, my why, with you here in our blog section.

In the meantime, look around, enjoy, and send us a note with comments, questions or just to say hello.