Michele Varian pillows now available at Matriark in Sag Harbor! This new Hamptons retail store is a very special one: it is specifically designed and curated to advance women's equality through commerce. We're all about it (... and so are Arch Digest and WWD)!
Get to Know Patricia Assui Reed, the Founder of Matriark
Illustration by Christina Zimple
Today, even though 75% of fashion customers are women, only 14% of major fashion brands are actually led by women. Patricia saw these statistics first hand and decided to use her experience to help advance women’s equality.
Thus, she founded Matriark. With the retail shop, she's helping to connect talented women making beautiful products, offering unique services, and creating inspiring art to conscious consumers and tastemakers — all in the name of boosting and calling attention to women's roles in commerce.
When Patricia is not looking for women-owned brands, you can find her doing yoga, running around with her family, or just relaxing in the Hamptons. Stop by the store (or shoot over an email) to say hi!
The shop is located in a historical house in Sag Harbor at 133 Main Street and lovingly known as the Gingerbread House. Brief description: This building, an icon of Carpenter Gothic known as the Gingerbread House or more formally the Hedges House, is one of the most noticeable pieces of residential design in a village with quite extraordinary architectural persona (not to mention great taste all around). We are so excited to share the Matriark shelves with these other brands. Come by the Gingerbread House to cozy up to them all, including Michele's pillow designs (made in NYC, baby!) — you'll know them by their iconic, decorative Michele Varian tie closure.