A Farewell From The Rizik Family

Rizik's StorefrontAs we complete our 113th year of business in Washington, we would like to recognize a number of individuals who have helped make Rizik’s what it is today. First to our customers, both regular and occasional. It has been a pleasure to serve each and every one of you. Every visitor came with a story to tell and left with another. You all have become a part of the fabric of our lives. We have heard countless tales of weddings, anniversaries, and special events made whole by the perfect dress, all of which let us know that our traditional service style and attention to detail have found their mark with an appreciative clientele.

Second, our success with our customers would not have been possible without our talented and dedicated staff, men and women with a fabulous sense of style and a love of fashion. Generations of our staff have put the customer first, sensitive to the desires and needs of their clients and focused on an unparalleled standard of hospitality.

Finally, we are grateful to the larger Washington community for providing such a welcoming home. From opening at our original location on F Street in 1908 to our move to Connecticut Avenue in the 1930’s, Washington has changed for the better and Rizik’s has been proud to grow and change with our city. While we closed our showroom on June 30th, 2021, we will continue to offer online inventory over the next few months. And, everyone who has been associated with Rizik’s will continue to work toward the noble goal of a better, more equitable and peaceful community.

Thank you and God Bless,
The Rizik Family

Our Staff

  • Doris, Store Management –  Doris Strong is a Lead Stylist in our bridal and ready-to-wear departments and also assists with management responsibilities.
  • Leeza, Store Management – Leeza Isaac is our Store Manager as well as our Lead Buyer for both ready-to-wear and bridal departments. Leeza is also a senior stylist in our bridal salon.
  • Ariana, Senior Stylist – Ariana Williams is a Senior Stylist in our ready-to-wear department bringing significant experience as a fashion and accessories stylist to the department.
  • Elsa & Zina, Senior Seamstresses – Elsa (pictured) and Zina bring years of experience working with Rizik’s Boutique offering some of the finest tailorings in Washington, DC.

Our History

Rizik’s Boutique (formerly called Rizik Brothers) was founded by Joseph and A.M. Rizik in 1908. These two brothers came to Washington, DC from Lebanon, along with their wives, with only a little banking experience and an interest in merchandising. They began importing lace from France and Italy and selling it to Washington dressmakers. Once they were able to save enough they opened a three-story women’s dress shop on F Street NW. Soon thereafter they began to cash in on ready-to-wear clothing beginning to come out of New York. The rest is, shall we say – history.