If your wardrobe needs updating this holiday season, two of Barrington’s finest fashion consultants are hosting a big party at their store tomorrow. Sean and Natalie Viohl, the owners of NV Clothing on Cook Street, have invited all of their most loyal clients and are welcoming the community to come out tomorrow to their big 5-year anniversary celebration.
The Viohls are a true Barrington success story. They met at Barrington High School, graduated in 1997 and started dating when they both attended Purdue University.
Their story gets even better because they came home to Barrington after graduating from college to get married, start a family and, five years ago this week, they chose to open their own denim and fashion boutique right here at home in Barrington. Both Sean and Natalie have a passion for fashion and carry on-trend fashionable designer apparel for both men and women. They say their customers range in age from their teens to over 50-years-old.
The Viohls are the the go-to team in town if you’d like to find the perfect fitting pair of jeans. They carry a lot of premium denim, with a wall filled with brands like True Religion, J Brand, Hudson, Rock and Republic, Seven Jeans, Joe’s Jeans and just about all of the hottest denim brands made today in the United States. They offer jeans in all shapes, styles, sizes and washes. From heavy weight to light weight, flare to jeggings, destruction to faded wash, Sean says there are a lot of different facets to denim and they take pride in helping people find the perfect style and fit for any figure.
Sean and Natalie also have a booming business online. They sell denim to clients all over the world by marketing the styles on their website, NVClothing.com. Take a look at the models on their site and you’ll recognize Sean, Natalie and several other local faces. They try on and photograph every pair of jeans they offer online in a studio set up in the shop’s basement.
But the Viohls also stress that they have something for everyone and denim is not their only specialty. You’ll find cocktail dresses, sport coats, handbags, shoes and accessories at their shop and can even pick up fashionable head-to-toe styles for the office or an evening out. And Sean says they’re so proud that their business has reached this 5-year mark, a milestone they thank their loyal customers for.
But he says it hasn’t always been easy to compete for local business with department stores and other shops outside of Barrington. “We have a neat little town here. There are a lot of unique businesses here that put a lot of effort into what they do. In order for us to survive and stay healthy, we need people to patronize our businesses.” And that’s why the Viohls hope to see some new faces at tomorrow’s anniversary party and in the months ahead.
The store will be open for the celebration tomorrow, December 7th, between 10AM and until at least 8PM. They’ll be offering giveaways, special deals, cocktails and they’ll even be raffling off a new pair of J Brand jeans of the winner’s choice. NV Clothing is open weekly from 10AM until 6PM Monday, Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. They’re open from 10AM until 8PM on Thursday and on Sunday from 10 AM until 2PM. You’ll find the shop at 202 S. Cook Street in Barrington, you’ll find them on Facebook by clicking HERE and you’ll find their website and fun fashion blog at NVClothing.com.