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Four Daughters: Not Your Typical Jackson Kitsch

Four Daughters: another western collectibles store on Town Square? One more shop that sells Jackson Hole souvenirs and gifts?

Not so fast say Lyle and Jesse Gestal, owners of Four Daughters, one of the newest additions to Jackson’s town square. Down the wooden steps and across from the Boot Legger, this sister duo has brought to life their unique vision for a store selling Western inspired memorabilia with a big wow-factor.

“We wanted to sell art and one-of-a-kind collectibles without the typical Jackson kitsch” Says Lyle, the youngest of the four Gestal sisters. “We’ve both worked in retail here, and wanted Four Daughters to stand out from the rest of the Jackson crowd.” So after securing their new retail space, the sisters spent their off-season making road trips across the American west, finding inspiration in Taos, and unique items in antique shops throughout Utah and Wyoming. Thus the store became a collection of Western-inspired items from vintage belt buckles and old-fashioned pocketknives to restored antique furniture and worn leather saddles.

But aside from antiques and collectibles, Four Daughters also features a mixture of work by local artists. From pottery by Matt Tosi, photography by Matt Cardis, and paintings by Emily Boespflug, to jewelry and art created by the oldest Gestal sister and co-owner Jesse Gestal, the store is an eclectic mix of Americana. “This is a place where local Jackson artists can be represented outside of art shows, but it’s also very much a family run business,” says Jesse. “My jewelryand artwork are here, our mom sends these great beaded flowers, our aunt needle points, our cousin picks our turquoise Navajo jewelry, and our Dad is a huge part of the business too.” Sure enough Mr. Gestal called while I was visiting the store. “Dad just wanted to make sure we had gotten the string of ceramic bananas he sent,” says Lyle, with a roll of her eyes. “He’s one of our buyers – it really is a family business!”

With so much to look at, customers could spend a whole afternoon browsing through the knick-knacks, handmade western postcards, jewelry cases, and tin toolboxes filled trinkets from another era. I made sure to leave with a lollipop from their old-fashioned candy machine. Lyle and Jesse warmly bid me farewell as I promised to return, and I felt just like family; like one of the Four Daughters.

 

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  4. Janie Gestal says:

    Very proud of my daughters at Four Daughters. This is a hard business in a difficult time and they manage to bring new and interesting things to the store. Well done Jesse & Lyle.

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