It began in 1958 when Nina Raynor opened a small women's boutique on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. The store featured day wear and country club casual, with a touch of evening. In the summers she closed the store and brought the stock to North Carolina. If you know anything about Delray Beach, you know why.
In 1983 she sold the store to our parents, Robert and Joanne Wollenberg. While Dad was a business whiz, Mom was the fashion wizard. She immediately knew her vision for the small boutique. She hunted through the New York and regional markets seeking out quality, style, and those elusive "it" items she had a natural talent to discover. Her motto was "It has to have a look."
Little by little she built exciting collections along with the reputation of the store. After 31 years at 1038 Atlantic Avenue the store moved across the street to 1031, a space transformed by our father from a dull bank loan office to a stunning 4,000 sq. ft. boutique complete with working fireplace. Mom took the collections to the next level. She brought in Escada, Oscar de La Renta, Mary McFadden, Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene. The boutique was one of 10 selected to carry Christian Dior in the U.S. and was one of the first to carry St. John. She brought in Carolina Herrera and had Mrs. Herrera at the store for a trunk show. And her store was named a top boutique in the country by Harper's Bazzar. All of this she did by instinct. Instinct that earned her a reputation for impeccable style and incomparable grace.
The manner in how people dress and shop has evolved and the store with it. But we continue to believe shopping for luxury items is more than an excursion, it is an experience. That's why we do not settle for less than we can be. Not in the styles we choose, the collections we carry, the effort we put into the happiness of our customers.
After all those years on Atlantic Avenue, the store moved in late 2019 to a new space in Delray Beach. It's an exciting new chapter and we look forward to continuing the legacy there, with you.