Gattle’s Fine Linens Returns to Harbor Springs

Continuing a 100-plus-year tradition of offering fine linens to home and cottage owners in Northern Michigan, Gattle’s has reopened in Harbor Springs.

Returning to Harbor Springs where Henrietta Gattle first sold her imported lace curtains on Harbor Point in the early 1900s, Gattle’s offers fine linens, luxury home accessories and distinctive gifts from across the US and world. The original store in downtown Petoskey stood sentinel for nearly 100 years with the Gattle family at the helm until they sold to the John Cheney family some 30 years ago. Now, the Gattles own the brand again in Michigan (joining a long-established Naples store and new online shop).

“We are thrilled to be back in Northern Michigan,” says store manager Glenna Gattle Atkinson. “Little Traverse Bay holds a special place in all our hearts and we are ready to open our doors to welcome our devoted former customers and new friends.” Glenna and her brother, Tom Gattle Jr., have spent summers in Bay View with their families and now both own homes in Petoskey. Together, with staff from Harbor Springs and the surrounding communities, they have freshly renovated the 800-square-foot store with floor-to-ceiling shelving, library ladders, white beadboard walls, bright alcoves and bespoke furniture to showcase exquisite linens for bed, bath, table and body.

Gattle’s features handcrafted Italian luxury linens by Dea and Michael Arams, Sferra bed linens created by artisans in the Alpine foothills of Northern Italy and Matouk linens, made from the world’s finest materials for nearly 100 years in Fall River, Massachusetts.

“Your home is your place of connection to the people you love and to yourself,” Glenna says. “Gattle’s aims to bring your sense of taste and connection to life with our carefully curated collection.” 

You’ll also find soft and sumptuous throws, the highest thread count bed furnishings, towels for bath and beach, gorgeous robes and sleepwear, graceful home decor and refined gifts.

Since the early 1900s, the Gattle’s name has remained synonymous with luxury home linens assembled from around the world with Henrietta’s son, Otto, managing the business. By the 1950s, with the rise of unique tableware for formal entertainment, store locations appeared in Florida and later in North Carolina. Eventually, Otto’s son, Tom Gattle Sr., would carry on the family business for many decades. Gattle’s linens have had patrons such as Susan Hayward, Rose Kennedy and Richard Nixon. It is also known that while visiting the United States, both Pope John and Queen Elizabeth have slept on Gattle’s regal sheets.

Gattles.com now includes a beautiful collection, managed by Glenna’s niece, Ginny Gattle Mooney, and the Naples store continues to thrive.

The new store, located at 236 East Main St., is open daily from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Press release provided by Gattle’s