By Liz Petoniak / Photographs by Michael Fornataro
Kristi Boutique’s new storefront, located at 339 First St. in Aspinwall, has finally opened its doors! Making a home in the former PNC Bank building, every corner — from the checkout counter constructed with old safes, to the vault vignettes, to the spacious fitting rooms and plush lounge area — is bustling with character and swoon-worthy décor. The reno project, which took less than a year to complete, remains true to the boutique’s original sense of style while also representing its elevation. Natural wood elements, luxe splashes of gold, and rustic touches, like a sliding barn door, all mesh beautifully within the shop to create alluring displays for the unique lineup of clothing and accessories. Owner Kristi Moss says the inventory has just about doubled to fill the spacious digs. She’s brought in new brands, such as California Tailor, PEPIN, and Annabel Ingal handbags. Two jewelry lines, Studebaker Metals and b.u., which are both made locally, join the lineup, too. Despite the added breathing room, the boutique still feels intimate and welcoming. Says Moss, “It’s a place that people are going to want to stay longer. We have customers who come in and stay for hours, shopping and talking. A lot of them have become friends, and it gives us a place to hang out. We’re so glad to be here for a million reasons.” Another reason to linger? Kristi Boutique will now be open late on Thursdays, until 8 p.m., and wine will be flowing. Congrats on the stunning, new space!
Kristi Boutique, 339 First St., Aspinwall. 412.782.2033.