Imagine a time in life where you feel broken. You’re looking for a place to find rest, healing, and hope. Imagine you enter a safe space to replace that fear with a boutique filled with beautiful clothing, shoes, jewelry. You are told to pick out an outfit that makes you feel beautiful, and an outfit that pushes you to tackle the work you are going to be doing as you rebuild your life, your hope and your future. Imagine there is not the pressure of price tags or someone telling you what you should wear, but it’s a place where when you turn to look at yourself in the mirror, and you see yourself as beautiful. These beautiful warriors are reminded that they are truly clothed in strength and dignity and God willing will be able to laugh without fear of the future.
In 2009, Dana Spinola, CEO & founder of fab’rik, realized that our incredible fab’rik addicts not only wanted to shop their favorite looks, but they wanted to be a part of something bigger than themselves. She knew that there was a way for girls in need to experience the thrill of boutique shopping, but without the pressure of price tags. fab’rik customers and the community came together, collecting hundreds of bags of clothing, each with a greater purpose than could be served hanging in their closets. The result was and is something amazing, free fab’rik. At free fab’rik, women are invited for a free shopping spree at our Dream Boutiques, and receive beautiful clothing and assistance from volunteer stylists’ who help the women regain their confidence as they dress for success. Dana’s belief that clothing can change lives is evident with the confidence built in these women during the shopping sprees.
Dream Boutiques began as a dream our free fab’rik team thought was impossible. free fab’rik provides women in need a space to experience the full fab’rik in-store experience. There is something so inspiring and special about all-white walls, racks filled with clothing, mannequins dressed head to toe, and tables filled with the most beautiful pieces that these women in need have never experienced before. We wanted to bring that experience to them, and we did.