I was strolling through Malibu Country Mart when my eye caught a really fun store. I could tell there was something special about the pieces that were in the front window. The fuzzy cardigan and cute wide brimmed hats were calling to me… dancing slightly in the ocean scented breeze whispering ‘Bianca…..‘ Okay maybe not exactly like that but almost! To my surprise when I walked in I learned Sunroom Boutique had just opened. The flagship store – Austin, Texas! I had to see what inspired Lucy Solis, the owner, to choose beautiful sunny SoCal for her second store!
Bianca: Why choose Malibu as second location after Austin, TX? Was there a fan base in LA?
Lucy: I’ve been splitting my time between Malibu and Austin, and I found that Malibu has the same sense of community that we love in Austin. It’s such an important part of how the business is run. All of us at Sunroom love really knowing the people who are coming in the door and then seeing them out in clothing from Sunroom later on. It makes every interaction more personal and fun. When I realized that Malibu had that in common with Austin, it seemed like we’d feel right at home here. We do feel like there’s an affinity between the brand and West Coasters. We see lots of Californians visiting the Austin store when they are in town. It’s been nice to see some of those familiar faces come visit the new store.
B: What type of person is a Sunroom shopper? How do they choose what to buy?
L: Our customer is a savvy shopper. She’s already seen what’s in most stores, and she wants something a little different. If she’s buying basics, they need to be the very best quality with all the details just right, and she’s not afraid of pieces that are big statements, too. She’ll feel at home in a beautiful kimono kaftan in unexpected colors, or in a great fitting pair of Japanese denim jeans. We love styling customers when they come in the store and showing them some of our favorite pieces. But some shoppers come in looking for a piece they’ve fallen in love with on our website and go straight for it.
B:What Fall Trends are you most excited about? Can you show us some examples from the store?
B: What is your main fashion accessory you cant live without?
L: Our Officina del Poggio bags! They’re a great size to travel with, and they take you from day to night. These are all handmade in Italy, and the design is based on a vintage binocular case. We adore them!
If you’d like to visit Sunroom Boutique, you can check out their website, shopsunroom.com or visit their Malibu location at
3900 Cross Creek Rd Ste 3A,
Malibu, CA 90265
Tell them Bianca sent you! xoxo