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A Pop-Up Shop With a Purpose

The entrance to 235 Park Ave, the Parkleigh Pop-Up Shop

The entrance to 235 Park Ave, the Abigail Riggs Collection at the Parkleigh Pop-Up Shop

In the past few years, you may have heard the term “Pop-up shop” being thrown around among your more fashion-y friends or seen it mentioned in magazines. The concept seems to be all the rage among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers trying to compete with the fast-paced and exciting environment of e-commerce. Sounds oh-so chic and modern, doesn’t it? But that begs the question:

What exactly IS a pop-up shop? (more…)

Fashion Week of Rochester 2014

Fashion Week (photo c/o Fashion Week of Rochester Facebook)

Fashion Week (photo c/o Fashion Week of Rochester Facebook)

Attention Fashionistas: The wait is over…Fashion Week of Rochester is finally back! Running from Tuesday, October 14th until Sunday, October 19th, the week is comprised of runway shows and events that highlight local designers, artists and businesses as well as the history and beauty of Rochester, all while benefiting The Center For Youth. Venues around the city will be transformed to display the fashion, art, entertainment and the creativity of our community. Founders Elaine Spaull and Meghan Mundy have worked hard to create an event that appeals to all types of people. A full description of events complete with vendors can be found here on the official Fashion Week of Rochester website, and with a vast array of events over the six days and nights there is surely something for everyone. (more…)

The Charles Schwab Conversation With Champions

Gail and her kids, Abby and John, with the rest of our table

Gail next to her children: Abby & John with other guests at the Charles Schwab sponsored LPGA event

The LPGA has been a part of Rochester summers for as long as most residents can remember. Whether it’s watching practice rounds, tournament play, or attending events surrounding the tournament, our community has had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in women’s golf. One of these events is the Conversation with Champions. (more…)

Shawls for Shelter

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Recently thirteen-year-old Abby Riggs decided she wanted to get involved in The Abigail Riggs Collection to help with the company’s mission to make a difference in peoples’ lives. (more…)