Hello! My name is Shelley Matthews. I have 2 beautiful children and an amazing husband of 23 years. I have been in fashion for 30 years and love clothing. I owned a boutique in Massachusetts for 11 years and thought I was done with running my own shop; apparently, I was wrong!
My family and I built a log cabin in Bridgton in 2017. We ventured up most weekends and holidays to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We fell in LOVE with all things Bridgton and couldn't wait to live here full time. Raising 2 boys in the city was fun and there was always something to do but we found ourselves only wanting to be in Maine, it is vacation land after all.
Fast forward to 2021, we sold everything and became full time residents! Our oldest son is off to college and our youngest is in middle school. Looking for my purpose in life, I realized I missed having my own shop and Jackalope was born. It embodies everything I love in fashion and allows me to sell anything and everything bohemian, eclectic and fun! I have a passion for used clothing and had to incorporate a bit of it as well as anything unique I find during my adventures.
I hope you love the whimsy, fun and inviting space we have created. Come shop, chat and hang out. It's what Jackalope is all about!