By Jill Nagy
Deborah DePasquale’s new business, Toga Heritage, reflects her fond memories of childhood summers in Saratoga: picnics and barbecues, trips to the races, learning to play golf, visits to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and sips from the mineral water fountains.
The shop offers items from hats to picnic baskets to help capture that nostalgia.
She calls it a “lifestyle business,” aimed at “locals and locals at heart.” Physically, it is a shop housed in part of the Paper Dolls stationery store in the Saratoga Marketplace at 454 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
“It’s my own shop inside of a shop,” she said.
DePasquale said that she launched her brand in 2016, selling at polo matches, fashion shows and similar events. Some of the items she sells are manufactured under her own label. Others, she buys wholesale.