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Rich Hippie Boutique

by Diana Purutcuoglu

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Rich Hippie owner Kim Sketo doesn’t have to brag about the clothing at her boutique. Kim’s customers do it for her.

“I am so addicted to this store!” says Longwood resident Susan Sperrazza, who recently stopped by Rich Hippie to pick up something elegant to wear for a special occasion. “Everything I am wearing today, and almost every day, is from Rich Hippie.”
The boutique, located in Altamonte Springs at State Road 434 and Montgomery Road, is known for attracting discerning shoppers who are looking for fresh, eye-catching styles that can’t be found in mall department stores.

“I am constantly scouting for the most on-trend and unique items,” says Kim. “We serve people from all walks of life, including teachers, businesswomen, and busy moms. Our customers rely on us to make sure they always look put together.”

Kim and the friendly staff at Rich Hippie make it their goal to treat customers like royalty from the moment they walk through the door, helping them select just the right pieces for each individual and pair them with the perfect shoes  and accessories.
One group of friends appreciates the unique fashions and personalized service so much that they travel once a month from Boca Raton just to shop at the boutique. Other regulars are so eager that they place orders by phone immediately after viewing one of the new arrivals videos Kim posts weekly on the Rich Hippie Facebook page (which is also abuzz with enthusiastic testimonials and five-star reviews).

“My whole closet looks like Rich Hippie,” says Sarah Hall, another of the boutique’s longtime, devoted customers, who doesn’t shy away from making a statement. “I may be 90 years old, but I don’t feel like it.” Sarah stopped by for the store’s monthly Wine Down Wednesday event and tried on an animal print dress and cuff bracelet, saying, “If Kim says I can wear it, I know I can!”

“We have the sweetest customers – they are like family,” says Kim, who believes that everyone should be able to wear something they love. “We want our customers to be happy when they leave our boutique. When they leave here, they are a walking image of us.”

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