From RiffRaff to Rising Star

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – A Fayetteville entrepreneur receives national recognition.  Kirsten Stuckey has been named one of the “30 Best and Brightest Entrepreneurs of 2015” by New York-based business magazine, Inc.

The 28 year old owner of local boutique RiffRaff, is included in the magazine’s “30 under 30” list this year as one of the country’s most promising young business people. Along with the nomination is an interesting profile on Stuckey, who started the company at just 21, and was able to turn her $100 initial investment into a multi-million dollar women’s boutique, all in the middle of one of the worst recessions in U.S. history.

The store began by selling Stuckey’s refurbished furniture creations on Mission Boulevard in Fayetteville in 2009 before moving to the square in 2010. Now, five years later, Stuckey has built an e-commerce empire that sells clothing and accessories to women across the country. Recently, she has also opened a second brick-and-mortar location in Dallas, and created her own wholesale brand called Charlie Southern.

The company has exploded with 670,000 Facebook fans, 120,000 Instagram followers, 15 full-time employees, 14 part-timers, and six interns. According to the Inc. profile, Riffraff sold over $4 million in merchandise last year, and is on track for over $6 million in sales in 2015.

You can vote for the Fayetteville native through close of business Wednesday, April 29, 2015 here

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