Rather than being a consignment store that just sold upscale clothing, my concept was to develop Revivals into a place to upscale women.
It's about the strengths of women, banning together, helping each other with a hug, an empathetic ear or just good advice. Women are beautiful, brilliant, funny and sometimes crazy.
My customers say because of me, I have provided a safe haven for them to feel free to hang out. My staff and I cheer them on through their trials and tribulations, as well as to congratulate them through their successes. A place where they see familiar, smiling faces and hear kind, uplifting words.
To buyers and sellers, the exchange of the incredible clothes are a bonus. It is a special place that has a life of it's own. What I am certain about is that Revivals Boutique is unique.
Robin H. Eklund
Position: Owner of Revivals Boutique
Career Background: More than 40 years in the Fashion Industry, Fashion Institute Graduate with a Degree in Buying and Merchandising.
Previous Employment: New York Garment Center Coat and Suit Buyer, Belt Designer; Managing a Women's Mainline Clothing Boutique
Passions: The women who I have been fortunate to meet inspire me. They have allowed me to unleash my passion for styling out on them.
Favorite Hobby: Flea Marketing. I love treasure hunting.
Favorite Fashion Motto: "There's nothing sexier in a women than a sense of humor, be confident in your own skin and don't take life too seriously." - Audrey Hepburn
Moment You Knew You Found Your Calling in Life: The first time I walked into Bloomingdales NYC , circa 1976 and I was overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of the environment. At that moment I knew that I wanted to be part of the fashion industry.
What Your Friends Say: Just give Robin the facts and she can style anyone for any occasion.
Favorite Aspect of Your Career: Revivals Boutique is a love affair that still fascinates, mesmerizes and forever takes my breath away.
Strengths: Understanding my clients needs.
An Interesting Fact Most People Don't Know About Me: I have a passion for Vintage Furniture and Home Décor.