Emily Rassias is the owner of Emily’s of New York, a fashion boutique on Richmond Road. Emily is a Staten Island native, born to Greek- American parents who immigrated to the United States in the late 40’s.

Following in her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps, she opened Emily’s in 1982 at the age of 21. What began as a small boutique is now Staten Island’s top-rated specialty store, offering evening wear, sportswear, accessories and in-house tailoring.

In the last 38 years, Emily’s has undergone three expansions to accommodate its growing clientele and the Island’s demand for women’s designer clothing and a personalized shopping experience.

When Emily isn’t busy growing her business, she’s gardening, going for a run or planning her next big trip with her family.