St. John Ruth sells St. John Kids

There’s a new toy seller in town at St. John Kids.

In an interview with On-StJohn.com, Claire Hunt said retail is not new to her. Her first job was at a W.T. Grant store in Staten Island. 

Hunt eventually south to Jost Van Dyke and then onto St. John.  "Working at Colombian Emeralds (downstairs from St. John Kids) … a little bird mentioned that St. John Kids might be available for purchase."  Hunt said toys run in her family: her son is a toy designer and her daughter manages a day care center.

Ruth Ernst, who owns St. John Spice and sold St. John Kids said she made the deal because, "We were convinced that the plan (to build a business we could sell) had worked."

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