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Rachel Luzi started her business in 2003 and now has a boutique location in San Clemente. Photo: Eric Heinz
Rachel Luzi started her business in 2003 and now has a boutique location in San Clemente. Photo: Eric Heinz

New Location

Tiny Turnip

420 N. El Camino Real


Compiled by Eric Heinz

For more than a decade, Rachel Luzi made matching family clothing selling it by word of mouth. Now, she is preparing to host a grand opening for her first permanent store location.

“It was just a hobby job and referral-based, to start,” Luzi said. “After we got into sports and niche clothing, it just grew.”

The clothing is tailored for all ages. Luzi said a lot of the gear is color-coordinated. Names and numbers can be added to the clothing like jerseys.

“I started the business out of my home in 2003, and we moved into a manufacturing facility in 2010,” Luzi said. “This is the first boutique location where we’ll be able to be involved with the local community.”

The business also does photoshoots with families in their matching clothing. She said she hopes to work with other local photographers for trade.

“Ideally what we’d like to do is let people decide what sport they want to do,” Luzi said. “People can do design parties and we will donate a percentage of the sale to whatever sport they’re involved in.”

Any school would be able to participate in this.

A grand opening for the business will take place at 5 p.m. before Puttin’ on the Glitz on Saturday, Nov. 28. Several sports memorabilia will be raffled.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday will be appointment only for now, closed on Sunday.

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