Finally! A shop inspired by the sartorial stylings of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Jo Piazza)
Drive down Bill Clinton Boulevard in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, and you would be hard-pressed to miss the gleaming, 10-foot-tall statue of the former president of the United States waving. It’s an impressive monument to honor Clinton for his help during the struggle with the former government of Yugoslavia in the Kosovo War.
And just around the corner is another kind of monument that may be even more impressive — a shop dedicated to Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton.
The red pantsuits are the most popular item in the store. (Photo: Jo Piazza)
The Hillary clothing shop is an homage to the former secretary of state, senator, first lady, and potential presidential candidate, selling mainly skirt and pantsuits inspired by Mrs. Clinton. Guests from all over Kosovo and the rest of the Balkans region flock to the shop.
"We respect her name and her personality here," said store owner Besian Morina. "Our clothes are modeled after her own fashion.
The navy suits are also top sellers. (Photo: Jo Piazza)
The store was honored in 2012, when Hillary Clinton herself visited the shop. They presented her with one of their navy suits, one of the most popular items in the store, second only to the bright red ones.
Two photos of Hillary hang proudly above the store’s dressing rooms.
The shop owners were delighted when Hillary Clinton took time out of her schedule to visit them when she was in Kosovo. (Photo: Jo Piazza)
"Since she visited here, we are even more popular and we have been able to expand into another room," Morina said. "We thank her very much for that."