Rachel Uchitel: Opening a Baby Boutique Is ‘My Dream Job’

03/08/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Rachel Uchitel Wyatt Lily BoutiqueCourtesy Wyatt Lily; Inset: Frazer Harrison/Getty

After years of late nights on the party scene, it might be surprising to some that Rachel Uchitel has decided to open up a children’s boutique.

“It’s my dream job,” says the former nightclub hostess, 38, who named the store after her young daughter, Wyatt Lily.

Located on N.Y.C.’s Upper West Side, the bright and cheerful shop carries everything from clothing to gifts for moms with a hip style sensibility.

Among Uchitel’s favorites are a shiny tutu from Oh Baby and T-shirts and onesies from Nununu Baby (“People are freaking out over that brand,” she says).

Another cool find? Baby socks and shoes from Me-in-Mind. “If you lose a sock, there’s an 800 number [you can call] and they’ll send you a replacement sock for free! It’s life-changing. They should have it for adults.”

Uchitel, who returned to New York City from L.A. last year, says her main inspiration is her growing 20-month-old, Wyatt Lilly. “My daughter likes sparkly things and anything that kind of moves,” she tells PEOPLE.

Her baby girl is even helping her come up with ideas for a line of girls basics (tanks, T-shirts and faux leather leggings) that she’s launching this spring.

More than anything, Uchitel is glad her late nights are a thing of the past. “I love that world and I was good at what I did, but I didn’t want to be away from my daughter. I’m 38, I’m not trying to pretend I’m 26.”

Also, ironically, some of her former clientele now frequent her shop. “These are people who were spending thousands of dollars on bottle service and now they’ve become customers. It’s funny how those relationships have translated over.”

As for the current status of her love life, the recently divorced mom says, “I’m not dating anybody. I’m just not in that mode. To be honest, I just won’t make the time unless it’s somebody that I feel really stands out because I can’t waste two hours of my night going to dinner with somebody when I’d rather be with my daughter or at the store working.”

— Liz McNeil

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valeskas on

I still do not care for this woman. She will always be the woman who liked married men and cheated with them.

Louise on

This website has hit a new low- how is this person in any way a celebrity?

Rusty on

So People Magazine considers a woman who is famous only for having affairs with famous people is a celebrity now? WTF

me on

As a women whose husband cheated on her, I am disgusted to see this trash on here.

Savannah on

”I love that world and I was good at what I did, but I didn’t want to be away from my daughter. I’m 38, I’m not trying to pretend I’m 26.” All I can find out about this girl is that she slept with famous married men, and being on Celebrity Rehab? I would not be bragging about being good at that…but for the sake of her child, I’m glad she’s moved on from that. Hoping she’s just as successful in this new venture in her life…

Kay on

Why is this garbage from a piece of home wrecking crap like Rachel Uchitel being posted? I am disgusted with People Magazine.

Von on

When does this home wrecker become a celebrity? Pathetic.

Passing judgment on

TO ALL PEOPLE WHO DARE TO PASS JUDGMENT: why there are people like yourself spitting atrocities when YOU are not without sin, cast the first stone the sinless devil and learn to forgive, repent and forgive so that Jesus will forgive you back. Why is the world so ready to denounce than to forgive? You will be judged the same, because allwhat you sow you reap that same.