Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I feel that I have to share this story with you. As many of you already know, riki started out as a children’s wear company, selling fun, comfortable cotton clothing to all major department stores as well as specialty boutiques nation wide. There was always black in the line, either in stripes, buttons, or trims--this was certainly a stretch for the 80’s, but adored by many of you. I was introduced to this young lady the other day in my store. Her name is Riki, and her mother told me the story of how much she loved the riki kids line. While pregnant, she couldn’t resist shopping for the line and concentrated on somewhat unisex looks, but after finding out the sex of her baby she went all out for those cute little dresses with lettuce edged collars and bloomers and blouses, etc. So, while making her check out to riki she made up her mind to name her daughter after the store she loved so much. All those cute little clothes are now boxed up, waiting to be worn by the next generation of “riki girls.” Needless to say, it got me all teary eyed.

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Blogger Unknown said...

What a great story! I wonder if Riki will eventually wear the Riki label?

August 29, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

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