Revolutio’s Owner Brings Boutique Items, Her Own Clothing Line and More to 6th Avenue

March 14, 2012

By Teya Vitu

You might have a few questions about Revolutio, the new, eclectic boutique at 43 South 6th Avenue that leans toward women’s fashions but, by no means, stops there.

Heather Lindquist with her son Bodhi and her new shop, Revolutio

The first question could be about the name, Revolutio. No, there is not a missing “n”. Owner Heather Lindquist went for a Latin spelling.

“It means a turn around, two bodies orbiting each other,” said Lindquist, a professional photographer who knows her way around retail fashion.

Next question: Revolutio looks a lot like Rockin’ Queen. First answer: Lindquist opened Revolution on February 11 next door to where Lizette Trujillo suddenly shut down her Rockin’ Queen fashion boutique in early February. Second answer: Yes, the white shelves and racks along the walls graced Rockin’ Queen before moving next door to Revolutio.

“What I’ve decided to do, I’m trying to support things made in the U.S.,” Lindquist said. “I’m trying to get some local artisans on board.”

Lindquist has assigned her own brand, Tonatiuh (Aztec for sun), to a number of garments. The other brand getting the most space is Kerry Casill.

“I have different price points from high end to more affordable,” Lindquist said.

The boutique gets quite a bit beyond attire with lavender bathing items from Bonny Doon Farm in Santa Cruz, California, Turkish towels, old school shaving kits for men, Tibetan prayer flags and small ceramic pots filled with cactus.

Some men’s fashions could come later on, and in May she plans to launch a Splendid kids line for babies to toddlers up to age two.

That age group particularly touches home for Lindquist, who brings her 16-month old son, Bodhi, to work. In part, she opened Revolutio so she could bring her son to work.

“I might as well just do it,” she said.

Revolutio’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “The first and second Saturdays I will try to stay open until 8,” Lindquist said.