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Gattle’s Cincinnati… A Century of Fine Retail Service

In 1904, German immigrant Henrietta Gattle began selling imported lace curtains door-to-door in Cincinnati. Customers then encouraged her to take her business to the location where they spent their summers. So, she began to travel to Petoskey, Michigan, where she opened her first store in 1919. A year later, she and her son, Otto, opened the first Cincinnati location on downtown West Seventh Street. This downtown store later moved and expanded.

Elegant Linens

As the market and demand changed, the Gattle’s stores shifted focus to dining linens. The stores then began to evolve from exclusively selling dining linens to selling luxurious bedroom and bathroom linens as well. The Gattle’s name soon became synonymous with fine linens assembled from around the world. In the 1950s, store locations began to appear in Florida and, later, in North Carolina. By 1964, more than 200,000 catalogs were printed and distributed nationally. Popes and presidents have experienced Gattle’s elegance.

Gattle’s, known for the finest dining linens, now features elegant lines of fine bed and bath linens and accessories, home accents, intimate apparel, handkerchiefs, infant bedding and gifts.

A Family-Owned Reputation

Throughout the store’s evolution, one thing has remained a constant: its family-owned ideals and values. Third generation owner, Tom Gattle, eventually sold the Cincinnati and Petoskey businesses to family friends, the Cheneys. For the past 35 years, the Cheney family has continued to uphold the store’s reputation and tradition for comfort and excellence. Today’s store incorporates the Gattle’s old-time service commitment to the customer with the Cheney’s quality touch for luxurious living.

“The Gattle and Cheney families are proud to celebrate our centennial anniversary,” say’s Ohio store owner, Barbara Cheney. “Together, we have always strived to make our stores a place where the customer’s comfort is never compromised.”


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  • Gift Wrap policy: All full-priced items purchased over $20.00 will be beautifully gift wrapped upon request. There will be occasions when we cannot accommodate gift wrapping because of unusual size or unavailability of a box to fit the gift.

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