The primary goal of Rizik’s Boutique as we re-open is ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff while providing the level of service Rizik’s customers have come to expect. It has been almost 10 weeks since we closed down operations and a lot has changed. We’re committed to serving out clientele during this “new normal” and have outline the various ways we’re approaching business operations below.
In-Store Shopping at Rizik’s
We have put several measures in place to ensure the safety and health of our clients and staff. In addition to having store personnel and customers follow 6-feet distance as well as wearing masks, we’ll have hand sanitizer throughout the store for all to use. We plan to have the store cleaned twice daily and will be limiting our availability of scheduled appointments to make sure we have a controlled environment in which to manage the number of people in the store at any given time.
We will allow walk-in customers in our showroom for shopping upon re-opening. Walk-ins account for a relatively low volume of in-store traffic as most of our clients schedule appointments. Therefore we do not feel the need to limit this option for health reasons. Stylists will be equipped to help facilitate social distancing should the store become crowded, but we don’t anticipate this being an issue.
In addition to in-store safety measures, we have also added details specifically around trying on and interacting with clothes in our showroom (see our FAQs).
Safety Measures, Trying On Clothes
A study by the New England Journal of Medicine has reported that the virus lives and spreads via surfaces for up to 24 hours. Our stylists will be using this guideline to manage the rotation of clothes that have been tried on. For example, an evening dress that has been tried on will rotate to a storage room for 24 hours before being added back to our showroom floor for other clients.
While we are not offering virtual appointments at the present time, this may be possible in the future. That said, our stylists are equipped to be of service virtually. If you have a specific need (for example a new business suit) a stylist can contact you for specifics (size, designer, color preferences) and send images of available merchandise that matches your need. Merchandise can be set aside in a dedicated dressing room in advance of your appointment (minimizing communication and contact while you are in the store). We can also arrange to have clothing delivered (at an additional cost).
Please contact us at [email protected] for additional details.
We will provide updates on our website (riziks.com) and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) on our policies and procedures. For specific questions, please call us at 202-223-4050 or email us at [email protected]