Maria Luisa Whittingham and the boutique that shares her name have been a Nyack institution for more than 30 years. Established in 1987, Maria Luisa Boutique is as central to the village of Nyack as its South Broadway location and is committed to serving the community with integrity, inspiration and great products.
In 2007, Maria Luisa opened ML by Maria Luisa, a fun and funky satellite shop (and next-door neighbor) to the flagship boutique, that specializes in a wide variety of fine, handmade, fair trade and eco-friendly merchandise produced in the USA and around the world.
Maria Luisa knows that being a business owner in Nyack means more than just tending the shop and is well known for working together with other Nyack merchants to support our local businesses as well as the community.
In appreciation and gratitude to the community that has long supported us, now 10% from select Maria Luisa Boutique online purchases will be donated to your choice of community non-profit. Simply make a selection at the time of your purchase for the ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship Fund, The Nyack Center, People to People of Rockland, or VCS (Volunteer Counseling) Pride. The giving begins with you - Happy Giving!
Maria Luisa Gives Back - Click HERE to learn how 10% of select Maria Luisa & MLGL purchases benefit the community. Download an Application for the Maria Luisa Scholarship Fund. Please follow this link or click on the image below (and scroll down to ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship):
This year, Maria Luisa Whittingham marks the 30th anniversary of her doing business in Nyack, where today, she stands as the founder and sole proprietor of both Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa. Events to celebrate the milestone are underway – all leading up to a formal event on Oct. 19 – but a very special event was recently held. It was on July 8 – a day that also happened to be Maria’s birthday – that a team some 80-women strong gathered as the ML Faves and took part in the 30th Women’s Distance Festival. The empowering run/walk attracted an estimated 1,100 female participants to Rockland Lake State Park in Congers to raise funds for the Center for Safety & Change, a local not-for-profit long supported by Maria and her business. The sense of camaraderie, the importance of the cause and the funds raised by the team have sparked yet another chapter in the Maria Luisa story – the formation of ML Faves For Good. Envisioned as a way to capitalize on the spirit of that special day, Maria is launching this effort as a concrete way to continue the drive to further help the local not-for-profit community. It’s hoped that this latest effort will continue to draw on Maria Luisa’s own loyal “community” – for both participation and support. Plans are just getting started for future events and efforts, so stay tuned. We’d love it if you like and follow the Facebook page for the group that’s already been created. And, as always, we’d love to hear your feedback, especially your thoughts on worthy causes, events and anything else related to this newest way we can all join together and “do good