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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The List 2015

Kirsten Blowers Stuckey

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Kirsten Blowers Stuckey

Kirsten Blowers Stuckey calls herself “the quintessential busy bee,” and it's hard to argue with her. In early 2009, while still a full-time college senior, she opened her furniture boutique in Fayetteville, Arkansas with just $100 and a love for all things fashion. Fast-forward nearly six years later, and Riffraff sells a wide range of hip-yet-affordable women’s clothing, shoes and accessories from two retail locations and via a robust, socially connected digital storefront.

“When I started Riffraff it was one thing, now it’s something completely different,” Kirsten says. She believes that all successful retailers have the courage to embrace change. “Learn what works well and stick to it. But when things start slowing down, evolve!”

“Be ready to evolve. Not only personally but within your career. When I started Riffraff it was one thing, now it’s completely different and that’s because I had the courage to evolve.”