Clothing Store Fab’Rik Emphasis Global Change

The national retailer prepares to open in Birmingham
Photograph courtesy of Fab’Rik

National women’s retailer Fab’rik will open its very first Michigan location later this month. The 14,000-square-foot Birmingham boutique will sell trendy clothing, shoes, and a wide range of accessories with a fun and relaxed feel. The Atlanta-based clothier aims to sell products that are beautiful and accessible, which is precisely why everything but designer denim is priced under $100.

Philanthropy is an integral part of Fab’rik’s mission, says co-owner Melissa Mistrot. “Our mantra is ‘high style with heart,’ because we believe clothing has the power to change lives,” she says. That’s why every Fab’rik store across the U.S. is part of Free Fab’rik — the company’s nonprofit, which provides shopping sprees to women rescued from sex trafficking. “Our goal is to make every woman feel beautiful,” she says.

Each location also donates a portion of proceeds to sponsor an orphaned child in Kenya, to whom they send notes, various school supplies, and other needed items. Mistrot’s sister and co-owner, Carrie Sofikitis, is a Birmingham resident of 15 years and says Fab’rik will fit right into the city’s thriving shopping scene. “I’m so excited to bring this store with so much heart to my city,” she says.

Fab’rik, 123 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham;