Ekavi Boutique was located at 886 Second Avenue, on the corner of 47th street from 1973 - 2020.
Tina Theodorou opened Ekavi Boutique in 1973.
She had a unique sense of style, and was ahead of the curve in bringing European fashion to New York. Ekavi was one of the first boutiques, serving as an alternative to department stores at the time; a singular vision.
In late April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tina was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It was a shock.
We could not foresee her health deteriorating so fast.
As one disease claimed Ekavi Boutique, another claimed our founder. A tragic coincidence.
She died the morning of July 3rd, 2020 at 4:15am.
So many of you have shared your memories about Tina and the store. Ekavi was her vision. There is nothing else like it in the neighborhood, in the city, in the world.
Just around the corner from the United Nations headquarters, we worked with an international clientele, offering unique fashions from small and independent labels. Many styles were made to order specifically for Ekavi.
A personal stylist was always in store, providing a one-on-one shopping experience for each customer.
Ekavi Boutique was closed on July 3rd, 2020, as the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made resuming business operations impossible.