Cuddlefish is a Cape Ann’s Natural Baby and Women’s boutique. When you walk in the door, your senses immediately respond to the heavenly natural scents and vibrant colors. At Cuddlefish you can find unique gifts that are sure to nurture and delight everyone on your list. We offer a wide selection of natural soaps and lotions, organic skincare, fragrant soy candles, comfy women’s clothing and the cutest and softest baby clothing around. Owner Erika Curtis believes in supporting socially responsible companies who create quality, healthy products for your whole family.
Erika moved to Essex, MA from Montpelier, VT in order to be by near her lovely Aunts and the her love of the ocean. The idea of Cuddlefish came from joining Erika’s passions and businesses from the past 25 years. As a previous owner of both a children’s clothing shop and yoga studio, Erika saw an opportunity in Manchester by the Sea to create something special. After talking to good friend Kelly Sullivan, owner of the very successful Splash Naturals in Montpelier, Erika decided to include natural bath and beauty products as well. Kelly has provided mentoring and helped Erika to provide the Cape Ann area with some of the most best natural skincare and make-up brands available, including Dr. Hauschka, Bare Minerals, Pacifica Beauty and John Masters Organics, Devita, Pacha, Naked Bee, Babo Botanicals and Coola Sincere.
Erika’s oldest daughter, Dalva, also owned a successful clothing store called Tiger Rose in St. Petersburg, FL (formerly Athena’s Boutique in Montpelier, VT). Dalva has recently moved to Cape Ann and is now managing Cuddlefish! Erika and Dalva enjoy sharing a love of helping women feel great and look awesome. Always finding the newest and most comfortable natural clothing lines, Cuddlefish carries women dresses, sweaters, lingerie, nightgowns and yoga clothing for women of all ages. Many of our companies are women owned, and the clothing is designed to fit women of all shapes and sizes. Our brands include Salaam (made in Vermont!), Lush, Doe and Rae, Hem and Thread, She and Sky, Angie, Wishlist, En Creme, Lush, Promesa, Munki Munki and Honeydew Intimates. Don’t see exactly what you would like? Just ask Erika or Dalva to put in a special order for you. Many items will arrive at the store within a few days.
Recently Cuddlefish moved into the old Surfari spot near the harbor. We are loving our high ceilings and big windows over the water! The space has allowed us to have an even bigger selection of clothing and gifts for women of all ages!
We feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community here in Manchester by the Sea, and hope to be around for many years to come, providing natural products and gifts for every body!