About Us

Established in 1908, Rizik’s Boutique is an icon in women’s fashion in Washington, DC. For over 100 years the Rizik family has guided the philosophy of the store experience – curated merchandise selection from the world’s top designers matched with highly personalized customer service. Rizik’s features day, evening, jewelry, and handbags coupled with one of the country’s top bridal salons – all combined to make an exceptional brick-and-mortar experience that is as relevant today as it was a century ago.

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.

Honorary Staff

If you are a returning client of Rizik’s Boutique, you probably know Rene’e Rizik Kalil and Maxine Rizik Tanous. The two sisters worked, along Mike Rizik, at the store for almost 50 years and are now both retired. They are still very much a part of the store, with Rene’e attending store events and Maxine keeping abreast of happenings from her home.  You can read more about their incredible contributions to the store in the following articles written for the Washington Post:

Brand Ambassadors

Elaine Kennedy – Elaine Kennedy is the founder and managing director of Diventa Consulting, LLC where she helps clients define winning business strategies. Prior to founding Diventa Consulting, Ms. Kennedy served as Director of Business and Strategy Development at Fannie Mae. Ms. Kennedy resides in the Palisades neighborhood of NW Washington, DC with Jack Kennedy, her husband of 23 years, and her two daughters Sophia and Margot. To get to know Elaine better, click on the below links:

Kama Godek – Kama Godek, internationally acclaimed show jumper, has competed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. In 2007 she started her own international equine sales business, Kama Godek, LLC. Kama is currently splitting her time between her facilities in Wellington Florida, Münster Germany, and Aldie VA. To get to know Kama better, click on the below links:

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.