Knotting Hill changes hands

by Walter Pierce

The River Ranch boutique known for its Michael Kors selections and eclectic blend of clothing under new ownership.

Amy Lewis, left, with new Knotting Hill owner Emily Clark.
Lewis, who still owns Shoe La La, recently sold the Main
Street boutique to Clark.

Knotting Hill was abuzz last night. Fashion's Night was in full swing as patrons of the shop on River Ranch's Main Street sampled delectable chocolates and got free lessons in the hot-for-fall fishtail braids we're loving right now. And Emily Clark was being thrown into the retail deep end. The smiling blond delivered a pair of flowy shorts to a customer on her first night as the new owner of Knotting Hill, took questions from staff and then took a brief moment to explain why she took the helm of the store founded by Amy Lewis (who was also on hand looking fabulous in a sheer maxi and funky booties).

"I have a true love for it," Emily says frankly, in an outfit that's signature Knotting Hill.

Grey leather dress (Vince Camuto), tribal necklace and tall suede heels. A flower in her blond hair.

Emily says Knotting Hill has been a go to for her shopping.

"I'm a mom of three kids. It's easy in and easy out," she says. And she plans to keep things that way. "Classic but trend."

"She'll keep the same lines," Amy says of the store she opened a few years ago after success at Shoe La La. "And just continue to grow."
Emily plans to continue carrying vintage jewelry with a stronger emphasis on both pieces that have been around as well as handmade pieces. And carry on the philosophy of offering customers both staples and that something special that's worth the splurge.

We think that Vince Camuto dress is both. (Good news: it also comes in chocolate.)