Our Story

The RiverLane was founded with a desire for a welcoming shop that makes every day feel like cause for celebration. With more than 50 brands and an emphasis on quality and versatility, it’s our mission to be your easy-to-shop oasis in an atmosphere designed for connection. It is not just a boutique, but a destination.

Genuine Retail Therapy

The RiverLane is the meeting place for hitting pause and finding genuine retail therapy. We channel the couturial spunk of New York City, the serenity of the Connecticut River, and the casual sophistication of Essex, Connecticut with hard-to-find brands and a balanced mix of current and classic styles. Whether shopping for yourself, a little sister, a favorite friend, or a great aunt, we specialize in confidence for all.


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Antique Essex bank to get new life as women’s boutique

New Haven Register

ESSEX — The 400-pound antique night deposit box on the front of the former Liberty Bank on Main Street and the barred windows have been removed to make way for a new storefront.

the RiverLane women's boutique takes over Antique Essex bank

CT Insider

ESSEX — For shop owner Robin Zubretsky, it was almost like kismet when she bought the historic building.

the RiverLane, a sophisticated new shop opens in Essex

the eList

The word that comes to mind when you meet Robin Zubretsky, the owner of RiverLane, the stunning new boutique in Essex, is spitfire. Her enthusiasm for all things Essex, the community of shops and people, and her top-to-toe thoughtful renovation of the former bank, is contagious.