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Meet Katya 

Katy went on to serve the US military, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Health Administration with a concentration in Technology.  As the years went on, Katy married and had 2 sons and 1 girl; the youngest being a girl.  Immediately Katy knew she would name her daughter "KATYA" to pass on the name that was once met to be! 

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As the idea of the Boutique came to realization Katy thought it would be a great way to teach her children more about their Salvadorian roots by having a portion of the store explicitly sell handmade Salvadorian & Latin American  fashion & accessories. 

 

Katy has many friends and family members in El Salvador whom are artisan craftsmen and she hopes to get the visibility of those products in Charleston and of course the US.  Since Katy grew up in Los Angeles, she plans on  bringing a flare of West Coast looks and styles! So be on the lookout for unique products you can only get at "Katya's Kloset"

Enjoy shopping!  

Katy Jeamileth Knowlin the mother of Katya Jeamileth Knowlin was originally named Katya in her native country of El Salvador.  Katy was born during the Salvadorian civil war.  Her parents lived across from the hospital that was taken over by the Guerrillas.  Her mother had to walk out, with a handkerchief as a symbol of peace so she could enter the hospital to give birth. 

 

During the chaos of the war they misspelled her name from Katya to Katy (pronounced, "Kha-Tee").  At the age of two Katy moved to the United States. It became difficult to maintain her name since most made mistakes to pronounce Katy as "Kha'Tee" or and using Jeamileth her middle name was just as difficult.     Eventually the name "Katie" took place.