by Bill Batson
Maria Luisa Whittingham is a civic seamstress. She weaves business, social responsibility and family into a garment of retail longevity. From the durable and colorful threads of a matriarchal tradition and her own raw talent, she has created a popular business and brand: Maria Luisa.
Later this August or early September, a renovated ML by Maria Luisa boutique will open its doors at 75 South Broadway. Here is the global back story of a local fixture.