Shop Girls

Sisters bring consignment shop and fashion line to Annapolis.

By Lauren Bell - June 2016

Shop Girls

Sisters bring consignment shop and fashion line to Annapolis.

By Lauren Bell - June 2016

Chrissy, left, and Farah Fitzgerald outside their Annapolis shop Navette. -Photography by David Colwell

When sisters Chrissy and Farah Fitzgerald found out their favorite consignment store in downtown Annapolis was closing in 2012, they knew it was a sign that they should start one of their own. And within a few months, that’s just what they did.

Chrissy, left, who has an extensive fashion background, and Farah, a graphic designer, grew up in Severna Park and were attracted to their store’s Maryland Avenue address in Annapolis because of the sense of community.

“It’s like Gilmore Girls,” says Chrissy. “We liked the idea of being able to make a difference in this area. We noticed right away how appreciated we were by the locals.”

The sisters chose the name Navette—which means “little ship” or “shuttle” in French—because when the store opened, they collected consignment from New York City and “shuttled” it down to their shop to mix with the local offerings, allowing their customers access to unique fashions they wouldn’t typically see in the area.

“All of our shoppers have such different tastes,” says Chrissy. “Some want Lilly Pulitzer, some want designer labels, and some want Free People.”

Navette gained popularity by sharing its varied consignment goods on Instagram and other forms of social media, but the sisters always had plans to start their own brand and fashion line. So in March 2015, they began designing their first in-house line of silk shirts and dresses.

“We are really influenced by Japanese designers,” says Farah. “We love the idea of having classic silhouettes with kind of quirky prints.”

The first collection, which consists of four styles in 14 variations, with three original prints and two solids, is designed to be seasonally versatile and day-to-night friendly, not to mention flattering for all ages and body types.

“We kept the working women in mind,” says Chrissy. “Whether you [own] an art gallery or you are an attorney, you can wear [our pieces].”





You May Also Like


Style & Shopping

Top Ten With Jennifer Strunge

The artist and creator of Cotton Monsters shares her favorite things.

On The Town

Whitehall Food Market Hosting Holiday Pop-Up in Advance of Grand Opening

Vendors create a one-stop shop for festive food and gifts in Hampden.

Style & Shopping

All in a Day With Patrice Sanders

We follow the daily routine of the WBFF Morning news anchor.


Arts District

John Waters is the Newest Male Face of Nike

Waters is one of three celebrities chosen to be in '90s-inspired Nordstrom x Nike campaign.

Style & Shopping

Mother of Geode

Rough-cut and bright, geode jewels are all the rage.

Style & Shopping

Gift Guide 2019

With categories that cover the bases from trendy style items to thoughtful treasures, you’re sure to send the perfect message to those you’re most grateful for.

Chrissy, left, and Farah Fitzgerald outside their Annapolis shop Navette. -Photography by David Colwell

Connect With Us

Most Read


Four Key Updates on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Here’s what the BSO has been up to since performances resumed in September.

John Waters is the Newest Male Face of Nike: Waters is one of three celebrities chosen to be in '90s-inspired Nordstrom x Nike campaign.

Kirby Lane Park Brings New Energy to West Baltimore Neighborhood: Formerly dilapidated site has become a hub for community engagement in Franklin Square.

Maryland Native Maggie Rogers Receives First Grammy Nomination: The singer-songwriter was nominated for “Best New Artist” alongside big-name acts.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Declares For Late Husband’s Seat: We break down the familiar faces in upcoming special Democratic primary.