Jewelry By Janlee, A Vintage Boutique
28 Public Square
Medina, Ohio 44256
Jewelry by JanLee, a Vintage Boutique was launched in 2011 and expanded in 2013. It is co-owned by a mother-daughter team Jan Holliday and Noelle Colahan, both lifetime residents of Medina, Ohio.
“Opening a vintage store in the historic Medina Public Square and partnering with my daughter is a dream come true,“ states co-owner Jan Holliday. “When I retired I wanted to do something I love, and I love jewelry, especially unique, quality, vintage jewelry.
Jan is a long time collector and her expertise includes extensive knowledge of gemstones, period jewelry, and antiques as well as vintage jewelry identification and appraisal. Researching the value of each piece of vintage jewelry purchased for the store as well as taking college courses at the University of Akron has given her the ability to provide advice and guidance to her customers. “Of course there is a story and history attached to most pieces of vintage jewelry that goes beyond value. That is what makes collecting vintage pieces so much fun!”
Co-owner Noelle Colahan is the store expert regarding vintage clothing, hats, and purses and often jokes that her view and her mom’s view of “vintage chic” varies. “I convinced mom to add our vintage inspired new apparel line including Betty Paige and Pin-up Couture fashions because they are my favorites”. As a young mother of two beautiful daughters Noelle left her job as a corporate auditor to join in her mom’s venture and expanded Jewelry by JanLee to a vintage boutique with the addition of vintage clothing, hats, purses and accessories. She provides her research capabilities and technical expertise as well as a keen eye for unique merchandise to the enterprise. “I believe Mom and I balance each other by providing both classic and cutting edge merchandise to our customers.” We love working together and the girls love spending time at the store!