Southern Yankee celebrates 15 years

Wilton resident Jennifer Angerame has proved she’s got what it takes to succeed in the small business world as her Southern Yankee Clothing and Gifts recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.

A women who has always cultivated her artistic flair, her company has been based in Wilton since its beginnings, and is now featured in such far-off locales as Martha’s Vineyard, where Ms. Angerame’s clothing is sold at the Rainy Day boutique.

Southern Yankee draws its name from a bit of creative inspiration, the Texas-born owner said in a recent press release.

“The name is a salute to both my Dallas roots and my marriage to a Northerner. It defines me,” Ms. Angerame said.

Southern Yankee’s most popular products “combine the old and the new,” a press release reads. “The outfits begin with a basic cotton onesie, but become unique when combined [by Ms. Angerame] with a vintage handkerchief, or table cloth. The result is an adorable makeshift dress for children aged three months to six years.”