It's Not Black or White It's Grey

Grey Boutique - Amy Abruzere

Grey Boutique - Amy Abruzere

We recently got a chance to catch up with Amy Abruzere, owner of Grey Boutique in Boardman, Ohio, she’s getting ready to celebrate her 1-year anniversary on being in business.

Where did you get your sense of style and inspiration from? I love NYC and its vibe that anything goes. Everything about that city inspires me.

How would you describe your fashion sensibility? I would say my style is Versatile/City Chic.

As you come up on your 1-year anniversary, have you taken a moment to reflect on that journey? I reflect daily - it’s something I’ve always done. Every day is a new day to learn, teach, and make decisions that impact me personally and professionally. 

Where did the name “Grey Boutique” come from? G R E Y - A mentor told me year after year that my career had been a success because my leadership style is “grey”. Everything is not always black and white. So “grey” is very personal to me.

When it comes to styling, what do you typically try to tell your clients? You have to feel confident and comfortable!!

You’ve got great customer service and deliver a great experience. Why is that so important to you and your clients? Engaging with everyone who walks in is a most important, and every experience should be different. I love meeting new people and helping them look and feel “their best self”. My beautiful “grey girls” know how important this is. 

What’s Amy’s shoe collection look like and is there a favorite pair? Favorite pair - Christian Louboutin Moulamax suede 85mm in GREY of course!! I love all shoes, so of course my shoe wall is MASSIVE (with a big smile and laugh!!!)

When you aren’t styling Youngstown, what do you do in your spare time?
I am a mom of 2 boys so my days/nights revolve around them.

Following you on Instagram, it looks like you love to travel…What is your favorite or most memorable vacation? Maui for sure! My hubby and I traveled there 15 years ago! Can’t wait to take our boys there. 

What’s the best pizza in Youngstown? OMG, if I had to pick 1 it would be “Bella Napoli”! Close second is”Gia’s”.

What does the next year have in store for Grey Boutique? Great question…Maybe Grey x2??? STAY TUNED!! 


Amy Abruzere always had a passion for Fashion. With over 20 year’s experience in retail, it was time for her to step away and follow her dreams. May 29th, 2017 Grey’s online website launched and October 6th, 2017 the store front opened in Boardman, Ohio. Each item in Grey is handpicked by Amy with careful consideration to have the upmost quality, style and of course FASHION sense. With vendors across the globe you are sure to find something you will fall in love with. So why "Grey"? Grey is a feeling much different than dull or sad, rather it’s mysterious and original. Grey exudes confidence. Grey is strong. When you walk into Grey Boutique or receive your package in the mail we want you to feel GORGEOUS! Our mission is to go above and beyond to bring the hottest fashions to you and ensure you have the service and experience you deserve.

1393 Boardman Canfield Rd. | Boardman, OH 44512 | 330.523.6052