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Melissa Gorga Is "Coming Back Stronger Than Ever" After Envy's Temporary Closing
The #RHONJ fashionista has big plans for her boutique.
Melissa Gorga is getting back to business. After temporarily closing her Envy by Melissa Gorga boutique in Montclair, New Jersey, Melissa said she had an "awesome couple of days" buying for spring/summer 2017 styles for her shop. "Can't wait for you to see!!" Melissa captioned a recent photo of herself at a trade show in New York. "Coming back stronger than ever & doing it on my own. #bosslady."
The Real Housewives of New Jersey fashionista confirmed rumors that Envy had temporarily closed after opening its doors about a year ago via her rep in a statement to Us Weekly earlier this month. “Melissa Gorga is and has always been an owner of the Envy by Melissa Gorga boutique,” Melissa's rep told Us Weekly. "Melissa and [her former business partner] Jackie [Beard Robinson] have had a difference of opinion on how the store should be run and at this point, Jackie is no longer involved in managing the boutique, but Melissa intends to maintain the success of the boutique by managing it on her own, and she is excited to open with a new inventory of spring fashions.”
Jackie explained why she wanted to end the partnership during an interview with TooFab. "You have people that quite frankly don't understand business... That's what I think ended our business relationship," Jackie said. "I think a lot of inexperience in business was her biggest issue."
But Melissa felt ready and eager to open up Envy when The Daily Dish got all of the details on the new boutique before its official opening. "It just felt like the natural next step to open a store and actually have a physical location where I can put styles together and put brands together that I love and be able sell them to the public," she said after she found success with her HSN jewelry line. "So it's exciting. I'm a small business owner now, which is kind of crazy. Every time I walk up I go, 'This is crazy. I like this.'"
Check out more of Melissa's boutique, below.