All of us at The Ruby Slipper want to thank everyone near and far for their continued support of our store. We are proud of our achievements over the last 7 months, and assure you, we have many more exciting things planned for everyone. New events, new products, expanded website, and our continued mission of revitalization of our beloved downtown. But in the meantime, we would like to say "thank you" by offering all of you 20% off of all items currently on our website! (All of you locals, just print this page and we will give you the same deal).
Thank you QC men for making the first ever Men's Holiday Shopping Night a success! Hopefully the gifts were a hit (I'm sure they were) at home as well. Keep your eye out for more of these fun events coming your way throughout the year. Valentines Day? Hmmmm.......
Here are just a few photos from the night!
Thank you to our rock star Samuel Adams rep, Mary! No men's night would be a success without some sort frosty beverage. Nice for Samuel to stop by too.....
Local Legends Mark Reyhons and Billy Collins join the festivities!
Erin helping with the perfect gift.
Ice was needed for the Templeton's
Slipperista’s 10 Commandments
1. We understand that life is not just about boardrooms and cocktail parties.
2. We love not being 20 anymore.
3. We know that dressing smart is sexy.
4. Comfort is everything.
5. We know that the perfect accessory makes the outfit.
6. We appreciate individualism.
7. We have learned that the back view is just as important as the front.
8. Some trends are not meant to be followed.
9. There are never enough shoes!
10. You are worth every penny!
|Written by Kyle Carter|
|Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:36|
DAVENPORT, IA – A chic, new downtown shoe boutique, The Ruby Slipper,
will soon have Quad-Cities women believing “there’s no place like home.”
For Ruby Slipper owner Christine Reyhons, opening the boutique combines two of her passions: women’s footwear with downtown Davenport’s vintage architecture. Her new venture brings together upscale footwear, clothing and accessories that are unique to the region.
“The concept is luxury casual,” says Reyhons of her boutique located at 312 Main Street. “It’s casual wear for weekends and evenings, not something you’d wear to a business.”
Reyhons believes the store fits a niche in the region that isn’t being addressed. “I felt Quad-Cities women’s needs weren’t being met, and there aren’t a lot of choices,” she said. “Enough of traveling to Chicago to shop...I wanted to keep it downtown.”
Whenever possible, Reyhons selects American-made products for The Ruby Slipper. “I particularly tried to go with Midwestern artists with our jewelry.” Some of the brands of footwear the store will carry include Frye, Aquatalia and Miz Mooz. Designer denim clothing lines includes DL 1961 and Joe’s. Most of the shop’s items range in price from $100 to $500.
Reyhons intimately understands the women’s footwear business from years working as a shoe buyer for Von Maur department stores and in sales for the Frye Company, a footwear manufacturer. She travelled coast to coast, selling footwear to some of the country’s largest and most exclusive department stores.
The boutique’s four-person staff plans to offer personalized shoe parties and a customer rewards program.
“I have a passion for downtown Davenport and its architecture,” says Reyhons. She notes the resurgent interest in the downtown’s renovated loft condominiums, apartments and Hotel Blackhawk is generating a new energy downtown. She predicts that other businesses will follow suit as they see the possibilities of downtown.
The Ruby Slipper opens Thursday, October 20, with a grand opening event on Saturday, October 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Ruby Slipper, a downtown shoe boutique, will open Friday in Davenport.
Owner Christine Reyhons said opening the boutique combines two of her passions: women’s footwear and downtown Davenport’s vintage architecture.
She said the store at 312 Main St. will offer upscale footwear, clothing and accessories.
“I have a passion for downtown Davenport and its architecture,” Reyhons said.
She said there is a resurgent interest in the downtown’s renovated loft condominiums, apartments and Hotel Blackhawk, which she said is generating a new energy downtown.
Reyhons’ goal is to fill a niche she believes is not being addressed.
“I felt Quad-Cities’ women’s needs weren’t being met, and there aren’t a lot of choices,” she said. “Enough of traveling to Chicago to shop … I wanted to keep it downtown.”
Brands the store will carry include Frye, Aquatalia and Miz Mooz. Designer denim clothing lines include DL 1961 and Joe’s. Most of the shop’s items range in price from $100 to $500.
Reyhons previously worked as a shoe buyer for Von Maur department stores and in sales for the Frye Co., a footwear manufacturer.