It’s not easy to get a Beverly Hills fashionista to part with gorgeous designer clothing. But Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is doing just that at her newly opened LA boutique, Kyle by Alene Too, which she co-owns with Lizzy Schwartz and Debbie Weisman.
The stylish mother of four stocks her shop with clothes and accessories from all of her favorite labels including Parker, Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth and James, Iro, Missoni and more.
But running a hot store is a full-time job. How does she manage it on top of her Real Housewives duties and her home life? Kyle opened up to Wetpaint Entertainment about the balancing act — and her future hopes to launch her own label.
Wetpaint Entertainment: Alene Too is a boutique in Boca Raton, Florida. How did it come about that you opened your own Beverly Hills offshoot?
Kyle: Well, I’ve always loved fashion. I was raised in an all-girls house so clothes were a big part of my upbringing. And now, I have four daughters so fashion is a big thing in our house, too. It’s a really natural fit for me and I’ve always been drawn to it.
I had a book signing in Boca a while back that was at the store. Based off pictures they had seen, they had the store done up to look just like my closet at home. All of my favorite brands were there, which I loved. It was like one-stop shopping for me! I was like, ‘Ok, I have to open up my own store.’
Any hopes to design your own line one day?
That’s definitely in the works. It’s coming…
You’re at the boutique every day. How do you balance that with motherhood?
Well, three of my girls are older and Portia, my youngest, is in school now. So during the week, I wake up at six so I have a little time to myself. Then I get the kids up and off to school. After that I exercise and then I head to work. I’m at the store every day until school lets out.
And on the weekends?
It’s so much fun because the store has become a hangout for my friends and family and all the kids. I’m there all day long and people just pop in and out all the time.
Sounds like you have it down pat…
I couldn’t have done this a few years ago when the kids were younger. But right now, it’s all working out. I’m really lucky.