About Mila

founding inspiration


Welcome to mila.

From a very young age I have always loved fashion, and growing up I would often help my mom out with her ladies clothing boutique back home in Beirut. Sometimes I would join her on trips to Italy and France where she would choose and purchase collections for her store. It was so exciting and I believe those experiences with my mom were pivotal in my life. Moreover, I have always wanted to create something myself.

Now as a mom, a wife, and a full-time worker, along with the other challenges life throws at us, I realize how tough life can be at times. And yet I strongly believe looking good helps you feel good …and looking GREAT helps you feel GREAT! so…

I decided to launch a ladies clothing boutique in Westfield, NJ, importing clothes from Italy and France. My boutique, mila, named after my beloved daughter, opened its doors in June 2014, and offers a range of ladies clothing that is beautiful, stylish, well cut and of impeccable quality — a variety of pieces suitable for all occasions!

Bienvenue, benvenuto, ahla w sahla, a big warm welcome to my store, and to a legacy in progress…

–Rhea Riachi


special events

Downtown Westfield will take on a party-like atmosphere Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-9p.m., when restaurants & shops take part in Girls' Night Out in Westfield. Sales, specials, refreshments, entertainment & friends! As part of Girls' Night Out, the DWC is also sponsoring a photo contest on Instagram. The top 4 photos or videos with the most likes will win a $50 gift certificate to the participating retailer of their choice. Post a shot of your stop at mila, #girlsnightoutwestfieldfall2014

Mila, Westfield's newest women's clothing boutique featuring Italian and French collections, celebrated their grand opening with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. Mila is owned by Rhea Riachi, who named her boutique after her daughter. Having grown up with her own mother’s clothing boutique in Beirut, Riachi often accompanied her mother on buying trips to Italy and France to purchase the latest fashions for her store. Now, Riachi continues the tradition selecting beautiful and stylish clothing and accessories. Mila carries affordable items of impeccable quality suitable for all occasions.

in the news

Every woman's nightmare is having bought a fabulous outfit, only to see someone wearing the SAME outfit to the same party they are at! ..But at Mila, an independent women’s boutique in downtown Westfield, you're sure to find a unique and beautiful outfit that could never be found in any chain store.

A new women's boutique at 107 Prospect Street in Downtown Westfield, mila, is named for owner Rhea Riachi's three-year-old daughter. The Westfield mom was a kid herself when she first began traveling with her mother to Italy and France to purchase collections for their store in Beirut.

Store owner Rhea comments, "I am a strong believer that looking great makes you feel great! I am also confident that the Italian and French clothing and accessories at Mila can add that special something to any women's wardrobe. We welcome the shoppers of westfield to come in and take a look at the summer stock now available."

Rhea Riachi, a local resident of Westfield, is proud to announce the opening of Mila, a new women's wear store in downtown Westfield. Mila opens her doors May 31 and offers a mix of fashionable, quality, well cut, stylish women’s clothing and accessories imported from Italy and France.