Situated in the heart of historic downtown
Mount Vernon, Ryann Michele & Co. is the chicest newbie
in the Pacific Northwest. A home decor and clothing
boutique run by a mother-daughter duo, Ryann and Michele
provide their customers with a stylish variety of
clothing, accessories, skin care, and home decor.
Imagine visiting a close, well-styled friend: welcoming,
warm, and a visual treat, that’s what it’s like in Ryann
Michele & Co. These stylish ladies make customers feel
like close friends, and are ready to solve any gifting
or style problem.
Burlington natives, daughter Ryann Livingston and
mother Michele Perry opened the boutique in April
2016. A background in interior design, Michele always
had a dream to open her own boutique, but she didn’t
want to go into the endeavor solo and couldn’t find
an ideal partner. Enter Michele’s gregarious daughter,
Ryann. Ryann had been working in her now-husband’s
coffee stand for six years. This past year, his family
sold the stand, leaving Ryann at a career crossroads.
She said, “It was literally perfect timing.” She sat down
with her mother and said, “Let’s do it!”
Now the family affair has Michele running the
bookkeeping while Ryann orders inventory and runs their
social media outlets. Ryann’s younger sister comes in to
help when she’s not in school, and her artist cousin
created a colorful chalkboard mural in the dressing room.
Michele’s husband strung lights along the ceiling, and
Michele’s mother makes the store’s bold throw pillows
which are popular among customers seeking to freshen
their living rooms.
Mannequins in the window persuade foot
traffic to step inside, while a chalkboard sign outside the
front entrance offers an ever-changing inspirational quote.
The large space, anchored with dark hardwood floors and
heavy wood display tables, sets an unfussy backdrop for
the dainty necklaces, incredibly soft tees, rows of
scented candles, and too-cool sunglasses. Affordable
beauty in quality products is the name of the game at
Ryann Michele & Co., with something for every age and
These stylish ladies stock what they like,
culminating in an urban chic style that is unique to
our area. Ryann scouts fashion bloggers for the latest
trends and up-and-coming designers. As a result, some
of the store’s inventory can only be purchased online
from the designers’ websites, or at Ryann Michele & Co.
As unique as the inventory is, they don’t sacrifice
variety, “We want to have something for everyone,”
Michele said, and Ryann added, “For everyone in your
life you can find something pretty.”
Accessories include the number one selling Quay
Australian mirrored sunglasses, slick S’well bottles,
and customized Washington state sterling silver
necklaces with a heart over the state’s very northwest
corner. The necklace is made by Bend, Oregon-based
Nashelle Jewelry Company.
Their clothes are spirited and fun, and the super soft
Z Supply tee shirts and tee shirt dresses fit all ages and
body types wonderfully. You’ll find comfortable jeans by
Blank NYC, flirty dresses, and girly lace bralettes.
Home decor includes Seattle-based Roost products, live
succulents, and trinket plates with motivating quotes
like “Hello, Beautiful!” Ryann and Michele accomplished
their goal of having something for everyone.
Since Ryann Michele & Co.’s inventory reflects what Ryann
and Michele like to wear and decorate with, they can
outfit themselves everyday. Ryann happily acts as the
store’s model, “I literally came to work in pajamas
today and thought, ok, what am I going to wear today?”
Not a hard problem to solve when she’s surrounded with so
many comfy chic options.
307 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon