Kim & Dawn
About Dawn Riel and Kim Wilkins
Sisters Dawn Riel, who just moved to Atlanta from Rhode Island where she owned an accessories store D2K, and Kim Wilkins, who has had posts at luxury fashion retailers like Kate Spade, Elie Tahari and Neiman Marcus, are the two masterminds behind the new Atlanta boutique. The combination of their unique style is what makes this boutique so unique. Both fashion lovers with great taste, the sisters kept an eye out for the perfect time and location to open their store front. This came when Dawn, who was at the time traveling around finding the best pieces for her clients as a stylist, was visiting her sister in Atlanta.
Dawn, also a licensed manicurist in Rhode Island, and Kim went to get their nails done at Polished in Vinings. Dawn, who has always prided herself on keeping her clients happy and indulged, saw this same mentality at Polished and it all began to come together. Before this, however, the sisters pooled their ideas and fashion sense together to form an online accessory business, D2K which they managed from their remote locations. But the sisters knew that this was just a precursor to their ultimate goal: opening a boutique.
Eventually, Dawn packed up and moved to Atlanta where the two fashion-minded sisters got to planning and creating a store concept that would capture both of their personalities. Since then, the two have traveled to Italy, Paris and around the country to hand-pick a collection of fashion and accessories that is both elegant, fun and most importantly, unique to Atlanta.