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Our STAR Store & Studio Launches Naples Centennial-inspired Candles

The STAR Store & Studio, STARability Foundation’s upscale resale shop, is excited to announce it has launched a new line of specialty candles – the Souvenir Collection.

Inspired by the Collier County and Naples Centennials, the new candle collection pays homage to five beloved Naples landmarks – the Naples Pier, Third Street, Fifth Avenue, Tin City and Keewaydin Island. Hand-poured by participants of STARability Foundation, each candle features a custom-blended scent and photograph to commemorate the location.

Candles can be purchased as complete sets for $80 per set, or for single locations at $20 each. Wholesale pricing is also available beginning at quantities of 25 total candles.

The collection is available for purchase in person at the STAR Store & Studio located at 106 10th St. N. in Naples or online at

The souvenir candles will be featured during the STAR Store & Studio seasonal open house, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. Guests will enjoy refreshments, a discount of 15% off all resale items and the opportunity to preview the holiday card and candle collections, as well as new products being launched, including calendars, apparel and tea towels.

The souvenir candle collection will also be for sale during the October, November and December Evenings on Fifth, as well as during the Christmas on Fifth, events. View the calendar at

STARability currently partners with organizations to offer STAR Studio products throughout Naples, including Gulf Coast International Properties, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON), Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Naples Art Institute, Lisa Kahn Designs Finding Sanctuary, Inspired Closets – Naples and Miami locations, Twice as Nice Consignments Naples, Naples Picasso Flowers and Driftwood Garden Center.

STARability Foundation opened the STAR Store & Studio, Southwest Florida’s most affordable upscale resale shop, in the Naples Design District in 2019. To support STARability’s mission, 100% of proceeds are dedicated to programming for its participants. In addition to benefiting STARability through the resale of upscale furniture and home décor, the store intentionally provides a nurturing and inclusive environment where participants in STARability’s Trailblazer Academy and Jr. Trailblazer Academy receive vocational training on important skills like merchandising, maintenance and customer service. The store is also home to the STAR Studio, where the Trailblazers and employed STAR participants create beautiful hand-poured candles, greeting cards, ornaments, jewelry and more.