We had the good fortune of connecting with Kari Reyner and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kari, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from Columbia, SC where I was brought up in a very southern family. At family events we always had to dress up and put ourselves together. My mom always took my sister and I to get cute clothes for family gatherings as well as social outings. Clothes were always a big part of growing up! If we loved the clothes we were wearing, we always felt good about ourselves and it showed and vice versa. After graduating from University of South Carolina with a degree in finance and management, I lived in New York City for 5 years. I loved seeing all the fashionistas on the streets and out and about in the city!! You could tell who felt good about themselves when they loved how they were put together. I opened fab’rik Colorado Springs 5 years ago because I saw a need in the community as there not many places to shop in town. I love that most items in the store are under $100 so it gives women a way to feel good about themselves at a reasonable price without breaking the bank. With fab’rik I am able to give back to the community as well by doing fundraising events for local non profits at the store where I donate 20% of sales back to the non profit. Also we collect gently used clothing to donate to local women’s charities. I am so excited to celebrate 5 years in November

What should our readers know about your business?
fab’rik Colorado Springs is a trendy Boutique with most items under $100 with the exception of Spanx leggings and Kendra Scott jewelry. Our mission is to make women fell comfortable at a reasonable price. We get new inventory in every week to keep it fresh and keeping customers excited for what is new and exciting for the week. When we receive an item we only receive 6 of each thing so it is unique. You will most likely not see anyone else wearing it. We have been very involved in the community as we have done lots of fundraising events for local non-profits in the Colorado Springs community. We have also done tons of events off site such as Cowgirls and Cocktails and Vintage Market. Unfortunately, we were not able to do those events this year because of COVID. It has not been an easy road but getting involved in the community and hanging in there has helped get our name out there! fab’rik Colorado Springs Boutique has been around for 5 years!! We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on Saturday November 7th! Come and celebrate with us!!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to fab’rik Colorado Springs of course to shop ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I would take them to Ambli restaurant, our new neighbor, that just opened this summer!! It has the most amazing food and ambiance and it is women owned!! I would also take them to the Broadmoor Hotel which is one of my favorite spots in Colorado Springs!! I love the historic and elegant feel… When you are in Colorado you must go hiking and enjoy the outdoors!! Cheyenne Mountain is amazing for hiking! Another amazing thing to check is the Olympic Museum!! What a wonderful addition to the Colorado Springs community!! It is so cool and high tech and I love the history and items that are on display.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Colorado Springs Community is such a tight knit community who is so supportive of local business. Everyone helps everyone and I just love how supportive and positive this community is. My fellow boutique owners are always there supporting each other, wanting to see each other succeed. Shout out to Amie and Julie of Deliah’s Fashion Truck.

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Image Credits
fab’rik Colorado Springs and fab’rik style

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