Thirteen & Market's parent company, Sol Chicks Design, LLC was founded in the Spring of 2002. A young entreprenuer, owner Nikki Riojas started the company at 22 as an online boutique filled with artist work from around the country. Sol Chicks found a niche providing products for celebrity gift bags, in addition to a large following in retail and corporate environments. The company has been featured in USA Today, the CBS Morning Show, on Radio Disney, the Radio Music Awards and countless other local and national magazines, TV, radio shows, and high profile events. After taking some time off to focus on her family, Nikki decided to relaunch the company under a new name, Thirteen & Market in January, 2016. The shop is now featuring curated collections of home decor, gifts, and a gives special focus to artists from around the globe. Thirteen & Market opened its first BRICK & MORTAR location August 1, 2018.
The shop is located at 1524 S Staples St. in Corpus Christi, TX.
Nikki Riojas has been an advocate for women-owned businesses her entire life, starting her first company at 22 years old. She knows the challenges and successes of building a small business from the ground up, and is passionate about finding and nurturing relationships between women business owners within her community. Throughout her career, she specialized in corporate marketing for technology, healthcare, and bedding manufacturers. She also worked for a boutique advertising and design agency; ran a marketing department in higher education; and taught graphic design for a small liberal arts college. All while building her own small business–until breaking out on her own in 2016. As the owner of Thirteen & Market, a home decor and lifestyle brand in Corpus Christi, Texas, she has positioned herself as a leader in the online small business decor community. Her company has evolved over the years, beginning with exclusively handmade product lines and a niche in celebrity gift bags, to more unique, curated collections of home and lifestyle goods. Her first brick and mortar location will be opening in the Summer of 2018. Throughout her career, she has always supported artists, makers, and business women along the way.
"I am a firm believer in collective talent. We can all learn from, collaborate with, and become better from the people we chose to bring into our lives. Connection drives creativity, and I love to see it flourish when women come together to share experiences, ask questions, and celebrate success with one another."
As a result of her interest in supporting other women-owned small businesses, Nikki founded the Women’s Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi in 2017. This non-profit organization was established to develop and nurture relationships among women business owners in her community. The group currently has over 130 members, and aims to keep talent in the Coastal Bend by providing education, collaboration, support, and resources to women at all levels of their career.
A mom, wife, entrepreneur, and big-thinker, Nikki knows the importance of finding life-balance...even if she rarely gets it.
We believe that artistic expression can be shown in many ways. We challenge ourselves, and those around us, to discover new and innovative ways to showcase this passion, and provide functional, everyday art with a distinctively unique flair.
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