Yesterday afternoon I was doing a bit of shopping because I’m leaving for Los Angeles for the BET Awards. I was with my friend and stylist Julian Lark and we headed to Phipps Plaza to see what they had. I then remembered that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reality Star Rasheeda had just opened her new store Pressed and I wanted to check it out! She had a grand opening event last weekend but I didn’t attend, I knew it was going to be mad crazy and wanted the hype to die down before I got a chance to browse the store and interview her. So we entered the very posh looking store and I must say, I was totally impressed!
I really was not expecting to see Rasheeda actually in the store because I know she is very busy with the tv show but to my surprise she was actually there working, helping customers, ringing and greeting people lol. Her husband Kirk and mom Shirleen was there too giving a helping hand. The store had lots of shoppers and in between cashing out customers, she posed for a few quick selfies.
After the line went down a bit Rasheeda made her way over to me to chat about her store and vision. I first said, “I was not expecting you to actually be here, she said, oh yes you need to be, to handle your business”. She told me that she had an online store I’m Bossy for three years and her customers kept asking her when was she going to open an actual store. She said that she has always loved fashion and her own personal style is a bit edgy and she really loves it!
Her price point is from $18 to about $500 and that would be for her leather pieces that I spied. A dress is about $135 and a top I picked up was about $50. Not too bad but the rent is NOT cheap at Phipps Plaza either, so hey! She carries sizes XS to XL. I saw shoes, boots, her makeup line Poiz, dresses, tops, bottoms, two piece sets and her best selling item jeans. She stated that she can’t keep denim in the store.
She is currently restocking the store because she has been overwhelmed with customers buying everything off the racks but she assured me that in about two weeks the store will be fully replenished. She plans on doing a few fashion shows later on. Then I asked her how she came up with the name of her boutique. She said, on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta some of the girls can be so catty and “pressed” so thats how she came up with the name lol. It was either that or Impressed but she decided to take the I-m off. She was very sweet to chat with and I appreciate her for taking the time to talk with me. Check out a few Iphone snaps I got. I bought some makeup for my daughter and she had a high low skirt in pink that I wanted but not in my size but I really liked her store! Good luck to Rasheeda with her new business venture. Always dream big guys! xoxo
Rasheeda holding one of her favorite dresses in the store
I loved these boots, last pair sigh!!!
3500 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Ga 30326