Children’s sweatshirts are the newest items of Kingsland gear that can be found in Knights Kloset.
Children’s sweatshirts are the newest items of Kingsland gear that can be found in Knights Kloset.
With only five weeks until Christmas, the holiday shopping season is upon us. A new business in Spring Valley is ready to help Kingsland fans find their Knights gear.

Proprietors Stacey Rath and Dave Phillips opened Knights Kloset, located in the Spring Valley Tribune front office, just a month ago, but Rath says the response throughout the community has been great so far.

"We were at the [Spring Valley Business] Expo and had a great turnout with a limited inventory and now with the new stuff coming in people are stopping in," Rath explained.

Knight clothing is not a new idea for Rath, as she has been selling the gear out of her home for the last several years. She worked with C & M in Stewartville to supply the demand for Kingsland clothing for those years. But she knew that to make the business a success she needed a store front.

With Phillips having to close his Verizon Wireless store on July 31, he found himself looking for ideas on how to fill the space.

"One day Dave approached me about putting a store front up and what it would take to get it going. We put our heads together and came up with a game plan and Knights Kloset became a reality," Rath says of the new partnership.

The pair have plenty of plans for the future, but right now they are working to get the Knights line of clothing going by getting their inventory built up for Christmas and the winter sports season. Many new items have been ordered to keep warm in this winter including more hooded sweatshirts, pants, caps, stocking hats and mittens.

Eventually, Rath would like to see the business expand to into Spring Valley clothing and collectible items.

"We want to see people supporting our town and school and how better to do it then to wear it," she said.