Grand Central Clothing and Divaz Boutique
Kristin Moore, Founder/Owner of Divaz Boutique and Grand Central Clothing
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right” -Henry Ford
Kristin Moore grew up in the beautiful heat of Tucson, Arizona. Her love for fashion started when she was just in high school at Flowing Wells. She had needed an outfit for a Metallica concert she was going to with some of her close friends. She went to a boutique called Merry Go Round and that quickly sparked her interest for fashion. She soon found herself as an employee for the boutique. As this passion grew so did her career, now she is the proud owner of Divaz Boutique and Grand Central Clothing.
Divaz Boutique and Grand Central Clothing are a go to shop for college students as well as a fun place to splurge for Mom. Kristin has opened up a business, where everyone feels welcomed. I had the honor to chat with her over a cup of tea and get to know how she got to be where she is now. What truly stuck out to me about her was her hard work and determination. Surprisingly upon our greeting she shared with me that she caught a bug from her travels (not the cute kind with four legs). Nonetheless, it did not stop her from meeting me for an interview, Kristin has a pride in her profession.
Kristin grew up with her four siblings: Bobbie, Carrie, Jennifer and Lenny. Sadly, Bobby is no longer with them, he passed away on duty as our sheriff her in the Pima County. Kristin values her family and on occasion works beside her sister, Jennifer. I have to share with you guys that when we were having our tea, Jennifer (who was also under the weather) pops in with warm soup for Kristin. The admirable thing about Kristin and her shops is the amount of respect and friendship that is always exchanged.
Kristin gives an honorable mention to the ambitious, Andrea Reiss, who has been working by her side for seventeen years and counting. A person who is “loved by all” Andrea is the managing director for all the store’s locations and a partner at the Tempe Marketplace location.
I’ve had the luxury of visiting her Tucson location, Grand Central Clothing and here is what you will find. A warm welcoming environment, positive-workers, dazzling articles of clothing (that will make you look and feel like a million bucks). Her experience for finding all the right items goes back to searching for her 1st concert outfit. Also traveling abroad, she helped out her dear friend by helping her edit clothing items for her line. Kristin Moore is the definition of loving what you do, doing what you love and most importantly, living your best life.
Andrea Reiss - Managing Partner- Tempe Marketplace
Grand Central Clothing - Tucson
922 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Divaz - Tempe Marketplace
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy #1062, Tempe, AZ 85281
Nicole Silvaer - Manager at Grand Central Clothing - Tucson
“The beauty of a women must be seen through her eyes because that’s where beauty resides.” -Audrey Hepburn
Nicole Silvaer grew up here in good ole Tucson. She spent her childhood cheering for the, now, Tanque Verde Cowboys as well as the Sabino Sabercats. She has a younger brother, Dustin, who will be following in her footsteps by attending Arizona State University. Nicole spends her free time taking up spin classes and hanging out with close friends.
Q: WHAT HAS BEING WITH THIS COMPANY TAUGHT YOU?
A: Literally so much, I started working here in September 2015. I’ve grown a lot as a person getting to work with Kristie, Andrea and John
Q: WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR STYLE?
A: Stuff I see on Instagram like on the popular page.
Q: IF YOU COULD TELL A STORY THROUGH YOUR CLOTHING, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT IT TO SAY?
A: I definitely love being acknowledged for my style and I like to inspire other people to be more fashionable.
Q: IF YOU HAD A MILLION DOLLARS TO DONATE, WHERE WOULD YOU PUT IT?
A: To mental health. I’ve just always had a foundation for it, especially with all the suicides that have been happening lately.
Q: WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT?
A: I love Sauce, definitely one of my favorite places. I get the Mac and Cheese, caesar salad or the tomato basil soup. Their rolls! They’re the best.
Q: WHEN’S YOUR BIRTHDAY/WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
A: January 31st and Aquarius
Q: IF YOU COULD BE A CHARACTER IN ANY MOVIE, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
A: I have to go basic princess movie, Belle from Beauty and The Beast.