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Introducing The A.K. Archives

Posted on June 24 2020

 

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We’re hitting you with some education and inspiration so our clients can fully realize the meaning and potential behind our concept store, The A.K. Archives. 



Innovation, maturity and a rapid decline. The business of fashion means your garment traverses a life cycle that’s making way for the next big thing the second you see it in stores. It’s the definition of depreciation and while it’s the nature of the business, these days it’s certainly not business as usual. 


This accelerated approach, coupled with overconsumption, means that denim shorts purchase has a quickfire expiration date. As consumers, we’re buying into this vicious cycle where we’re acquiring just to accumulate and perhaps not really appreciate. To explain it in simpler terms, it’s like we’re eating too fast and now have a stomach ache. 


The obstacles are plenty. Imagine a season where our buying team bumps up against designers and brands imposing a minimum buy along with a floundering economy and underwhelming weather factors (try pushing those denim shorts during an uncharacteristically cool summer) and the end result is that a business can find themselves over inventoried. 


The struggle is real. The turnover and a six-month shelf life is the most real you can get. It’s fast fashion because we can’t keep up and we shouldn’t.


These past months have given us good reason to pause, get introspective and reset. We’ve decided to slow down and take a look at our backstock. Speaking collectively, looking into our closets is like looking into our hearts. Fashion holds many emotions. It can be misunderstood and when there are so many options and volume, it oftentimes, is overlooked. 



BECOME AN ARCHIVIST 



A.K. Rikk’s is taking a thoughtful, deliberate and unhurried approach to what we offer. We have a treasure trove of fashions that we still firmly believe in secured away and lovingly stored under lock and key. This merchandise is remarkably of-the-moment with a buy-now, wear-now philosophy. 


We’re embarking on a sale like we’ve never assembled before. It’s an impressive roundup of clothing, accessories and lifestyle pieces of a certain caliber that’s worthy of further inspection. The A.K. Archives offers a wealth of luxury and culture in a rare setting that showcases a refined and cultivated taste. It’s fashion restored, fashion renewed. 


We’ve handpicked timeless items that live beyond the season and moment and still captivate. This resplendent collection is current, specifically for the spring and summer season, and has limitless merit. It’s why we’ve procured these pieces, saved them and collected them to unveil during this exquisite time of reflection in today’s fashion climate. 


We’ve even gone as far as working with a discerning set of clients to acquire luxury consignment pieces to add to the curated stock, providing an unparalleled shopping experience that’s preserving and channeling luxury into the right hands. A.K. Consignment COMING SOON!


We’ve always believed luxury is legacy and we want your shopping experience to seem like a birthright. 


Ladies, you will be the directrice of your style. Men, we’ve pared down the process so it’s sophisticated and simple. 


It will be a pleasure to allow you to peruse our archives and select pieces with slow-fashion inspiration. We think it’s an important opportunity to look at our style collection in a new light. We know you’ll wear it well.