Coastal Crab CT was created by Rachel and Laura. Both women are teachers who couldn’t be happier to call the coastline of Southeastern CT their home. Having summers off and hanging out at the beach all day was the inspiration for their designs. With a background in graphic design, Rachel came up with the idea for the crab logo and decided to make a few colorful and comfortable shirts to wear around. The positive feedback from friends and complete strangers was amazing! They received a lot of requests for the shirts and thought maybe we could be on to something here. Suddenly…Coastal Crab was born!
Their goal was to create a brand that is comfortable, casual, and good for the entire family. Our colors are fun and bright and capture the feeling of being on a beach vacation all year long!
The couple just opened their brand new gift shop Coastal Gifts on Main in the perfectly situated town of Niantic, just steps from the Long Island Sound. It is the official flagship shop for Coastal Crab CT, where you’ll find a generous assortment of branded tees and sweatshirts, great hats and beach gear. The store is also a great destination for coastal gifts such as housewares, soaps, spices and more.
The women hope to continue to expand the Coastal Crab CT brand and will be starting some wholesale partnerships throughout Connecticut. So stayed tuned for more great things from this great home grown brand.