Randi Evans was single and 26 when she opened her first island business, Rapunzel’s of Palm Beach, a Royal Poinciana Way gift shop, in September 2002.read more: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/national/rapunzels-at-10/nSp7x/ click here
Over the next decade, Evans married, changed her name to Siegal, became a mother of two and shifted the focus of her business from gifts to apparel for women and later, for children and so-called tweens.
And she took on a partner, former customer Hallie Rosenthal, whose parents live in the area, to help run the growing business.
Today, Siegal and Rosenthal spend most of the year piloting the retail business operations from their homes in Manhattan.
In November 2003, Siegal opened the first Rapunzel’s Closet a few doors down from Rapunzel’s of Palm Beach, after the overwhemingly positive response to the sale of a few then-new-to-the-market Juicy Couture tracksuits and T-shirts at the gift store.