Phina Gift Shop acquires The Basketry

The Basketry founder and CEO Kristi Brocato (center) announced today that the store had been acquired by Phina Gift Shop co-owners Jenny McGuinness and Jessica Woodward.

A long-standing Luling retail store has been acquired by a familiar name in gifting.

The Basketry has been open in St. Charles Parish since 1995, and founder and CEO Kristi Brocato announced this week that the store had been acquired by Phina Gift Shop co-owners Jenny McGuinness and Jessica Woodward.

“Jenny and Jessica are local, all about family and just amazing,” Brocato said. “I knew they were a perfect fit.”

Phina currently operates three gift shops: two in Metairie and one in New Orleans.

“We are honored that Kristi thought of us to continue her legacy after she retires,” Woodward said. “We are excited to be able to offer the Basketry service to our Phina customers for both personal and corporate gifts. We know that, along with our team at Phina and the Basketry’s team, we can continue to grow both businesses and allow them to complement each other.”

Phina will retain The Basketry name, its staff, and storefront in Luling.

“I am so happy that business owners who reflect my passion for community, collaboration, and gifting are taking over,” Brocato said. “It was important to me that I leave it in the hands of women who believe in the same mission and will continue cultivating the business alongside the creative team at The Basketry.”

Brocato said a weeklong champagne celebration will take place at The Basketry from May 8-12. The store is located at 12337 Hwy. 90 in Luling.

 

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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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