About Us

For centuries, artists have been inspired by the night; Chopin composed symphonies, Peter Paul Rubens painted the light flowing from the shadows, Van Gogh’s Starry Night exploded on canvas, Patti Smith sang about lovers in the night, and Anne Rice wrote of monsters who moved about in the darkness while still longing for a glimpse of the sun.

As such, Nocturne is a thoughtfully curated eccentrically gothic boutique in Salem, Massachusetts with a careful blend of contemporary, traditional, and whimsical aesthetics all inspired by the night. Our collections include handmade artisan jewelry, apothecary, perfumes, candles, books, clothing, accessories, gifts, antiques, and unique home goods. We are also committed to supporting our community by offering intimate events and artist popups showcasing artists of many disciplines. Our goal is to create an inspiring atmosphere where guests can relax, shop, and explore a hauntingly beautiful yet boutique in the heart of Witch City. 

Nocturne was founded by Kimberly Gibson Hill and Michael Hill and opened their doors to the public on May 1, 2022. Mr. and Mrs. Hill come from Baltimore having moved to Salem proper in December 2020. Nocturne is a showcase of all which has inspired them throughout their lives individually and as partners. Mike is a guitarist who leans heavily toward alt music, cinema, video games, and all things creepy and spooky. Kim is a an artist who finds inspiration through travel, books, writing, fashion, music, movies, anthropology, interior and graphic design. Creativity gives Kim and Mike purpose, but existential dread and comedy keeps them going. 

Nocturne is not part of a scene; rather, it is an eclectic and ever-changing boutique celebrating Salem’s rich history and our magical world of artists and tradespeople. You never know what you might find when you step inside our dark oasis in Witch City.