A new store has opened on the popular Main Street shopping street in Huntington. This one, a stopover for kids looking for the trendiest clothes and parents who prefer their growing wardrobes to remain versatile.
“We always say if you don’t want to spend a lot, you don’t have to spend a lot. We basically switch from sportswear to womenswear for special occasions,” says Janet Rigney, owner of Expressions Boutique. The boutique offers clothes that can do double duty, with styles for women and kids: an outfit that will take you from vacation to salon to party.
“I have casual clothes and casual lounge clothes that you can go out in and look good, but be casual,” says Rigney.
For girls, Expressions offers sets for newborns to activewear for children of all ages, as well as christening, communion and holiday dresses. For boys, clothes start at birth and go up to size 3.
“We’re very well known for baby gifts,” says Rigney, who opened Little Expressions children’s clothing store in Colts Neck, New Jersey 26 years ago and later added women’s clothing.
Accessories include diaper bags, blankets, socks, costume jewelry, wallets, hats and scarves.
As she settles into her new emporium on Long Island, Rigney will tailor her inventory to what people seem to prefer here, while sticking to moderate to high-end price points, where you can find shirts for $60, but also higher priced unique items. .
Now in stock are casual clothes from Johnny Was, which cost between $400 and $500, and bohemian print tops and dresses with flowy sleeves and organza from Arrata.
In the fall, Expressions plans to offer distinctive vintage denim jackets with incorporated Louis Vuitton and Gucci designer fabrics.
Prices start at $50 for a women’s top or a girl’s dress to $600 for a buttery leather jacket.
Expressions Boutique is located at 265 Main Street in Huntington. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 631-419-2698.