It all started when we (Robyn & Robin -- the "y" and the "i" -- get it?!?) met in high school in Dallas and became fast friends. We went on to be college roommates at The University of Texas at Austin and then headed to opposite coasts to start our careers. I headed to New York City and Robyn moved to San Francisco. Living apart didn't stop us from getting together whenever we could, shopping for hours after an awesome brunch, and looking for the next cute thing. During one of these trips, we realized that even though we could (almost) afford to buy $150 tank tops or $350 dresses. We couldn't shake the feeling that we were spending more than we should have had to on clothes.
And so the idea of y&i was born - every month, we search through thousands of styles to put together a unique, wearable collection of the latest trends in clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes & gifts. We love our customers, and no matter what you're looking for, we'll help you find an amazing outfit that won't have you maxing out your credit card.
We opened our first store together, in the Marina district of San Francisco, in 2006, with a great party and the perfect margarita. And we didn't stop there. We've come full circle and opened stores in Austin, Dallas and most recently Plano, Texas. Although Robyn now spends her time working on making cool new shoes for Birdies in San Francisco and I'm running the stores, you can still find us together whenever we get the chance.