Posted on April 28 2014
Elle's Top Shop: A.K. Rikk's, 6303 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546;616-957-3242. WHAT'S THERE: Owner Richard Gaby founded it in 1986 as a men's store; he has since included women's wear and home goods, with the goal of becoming Michigan's premier contemporary lifestyle destination. The 28,000-square-foot space stockpiles cool-kid classics from Alexander Wang, Rick Owens Dark Shadow, and Jason Wu, and Euro showstoppers Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo. VIBE: Rivaling any flagship on Fifth Avenue, the store boasts a futuristic-chic interior, with heated floors, midcentury-modern seating, beaded walls and a personable staff for whom customer comfort is king. PROJECT WAIT-LIST ITEMS: Airy silk dresses from Brunello Cucinelli, Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts, and shapely spring looks from the Adam Lippes runway. PLAYLIST: Grooving beats from Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk, cut wight the be achy rock of the Best Coast.