A bit about the spirited and ambitious Bop to Tottom creator, visionary, business woman, entrepreneur, and fashionista, Karen Clark-Adin.
About Karen: Karen has had her hand in design, fashion and gifts since the early ‘80s. While beginning as an apprentice in Boston, she found her way to Kingston, NY in 1979, where she then moved on to reupholstering furniture for a few years, followed by managing a high-end children’s clothing company for 11 years, and then ran Anyone Can Whistle retail store, an entity of Woodstock Percussion, for seven years. Settling in Kingston, Karen instantly was filled with an overwhelming feeling to own and operate her own boutique. Realizing her desire to open her own store, she flung open the doors to Bop to Tottom a little over 18 years ago, never looking back.
Karen is community minded being an avid volunteer, she is currently on the Board of Trustees for SUNY Ulster, and previously served on the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. Board, the Arts Alliance of Ulster County, Hudson Valley Aids Auction, Friends of the Senate House, Kingston Uptown Business Association, Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, Kingston Tourism Task Force, City of Kingston Board of Ethics, Ulster County School to Work Program, and the Kingston Farmers Market, which she is a founder and served as president of the board and marketing manager.
“I think of it as Conscious Commerce... My philosophy of life is that it is a constant exchange and flow of energy, even shopping for and giving gifts. We keep that energy very positive and warm while spreading big Bop love.”
We want YOU to be part of our family!
About Bop to Tottom: Founded in 2000, this Kingston boutique is jam-packed with the latest in fabulous gift items, comfy women's apparel and trendy jewelry and accessories all at incredible prices. We feature both necessities and frivolities you never knew you needed! And we are now open online 24/7 for your online shopping convenience.
How did we get our name? Well, as Karen was envisioning her own boutique, she was baffled about a name. Brainstorming with friends at a photoshoot in NYC, she surprised herself and said, “My shop will have everything... From BOP TO TOTTOM!” One little speech flub and our beloved shop name was born.
Meet Our Wonderful Staff
Emily - Store Manager
Hi I’m Emily, I’ve been at Bop since 2018. I love helping and listening to people, that’s part of the reason why I love my position here. In my “me time” I enjoy dabbling in jewelry design and interior design while also learning and utilizing feng shui around my house. Unknown Fact: It’s always been a dream of mine to be a singer/performer on stage in front of huge crowds.
Kuniko - Sales Associate
Hi, my name is Kuniko. I was born in Japan (the second daughter to my parents who had four girls). I spent my childhood in Europe and Japan and then came to the USA. I love and care about all animals, especially kitties! It's true. I always had an interest in the arts, beauty and fashion. I love to read, cook and listen to music. I LOVE Elvis. I also love to swim in the Caribbean Ocean! Compassion and understanding are very important to me. I feel very blessed being with my family and friends. I live in West Hurley with Jimmy and Togo. Tui's in heaven - he was such a good cat. I'm so happy to be working at Bop to Tottom. Thank you people, you all ROCK - God bless.