KINGSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Kingston Collection Mall is now home to a newly expanded artisan shop, that boasts of being the largest store of its kind in all of Massachusetts.
4GoodVibes, an artisan store that features work from over 300 local artists, has expanded from a 1,000-square-foot store to a new 7,000-square-foot one. The store, founded by sisters Rebecca Pierce Whelan and Emily Pierce, features everything from home goods and kitchen items to spa and wellness products, all from artists located in New England.
"It's like Etsy in-person is what we always say," Pierce Whelan told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy. "You can walk in and every artist has their own section or own shelf so it's like being at a craft fair. You can go at your own pace, you can be in the one section you want to be looking at."
Pierce Whelan said by shopping at 4GoodVibes, you're not supporting a small business, but also helping support over 300 local families that make the products sold in the store.
"It's a lot of local moms and college students and this is how a lot of them get by," Pierce Whelan said. "It's that extra little money in their pocket at the end of the month."
4GoodVibes also has smaller locations in Medford and Somerville. For shoppers looking to check out the Kingston location, the store will be hosting a party bus tour from its Somerville location on July 23.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.