Laura Garcia Bartenfelder, born in London and brought up in the UK and Spain has lived in Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean before moving her family to Stuart, Florida in August 2012.
Calico Trading Co is built upon 16 years experience in the retail trade by founder Laura Garcia Bartenfelder, which includes 12 years experience as owner of the Valentines Dive Centre and Resort Boutique, located at the Valentines Marina and Resort, Harbour Island, Bahamas. Laura operated a very successful retail boutique at the dive shop which offered high end, international, name brands to both the celebrity resident market in Harbour Island, and also visitors. With a keen eye for market trends, and her finger on the pulse of hot international designers, Laura created a dynamic inventory of select styles and accessories which flew off the shelves providing an exciting shopping experience for tourists and residents alike.
In March 2013, she started the second Calico Trading Co in Downtown Stuart Florida bringing her knowledge of resort wear fused with a more metropolitan style. Visit the Calico Trading Co website for more information: www.calicotradingco.com