Where Is Melissa Gorga's Store, Envy? The 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Star Stuck To Her Roots
Even though The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 7 premieres on July 10, Melissa Gorga has already welcomed sister-in-law Teresa Giudice back into the fold with open arms. Earlier this year, People reported that Teresa supported Melissa at the opening of her boutique, Envy. So where is Melissa Gorga's store, for RHONJ fans who may want to pay it a visit? According to Bravo, Envy is located in Montclair, New Jersey in a former hair salon and the boutique sells clothes and accessories. "I'm a small business owner now, which is kind of crazy," Melissa told Bravo's The Daily Dish. "Every time I walk up I go, 'This is crazy. I like this.'"
Gorga told Bravo and People that she decided to open Envy after her success with her Melissa Gorga Collection jewelry line on HSN. "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 in The Daily Dish interview. The store had its grand opening in January, according to People, and she told E! Online, "This is a lot of my own taste and it looks exactly like my closet at home, so it's like walking into my closet."
So what else is there to know about Envy? Lots. Learn more below.
So why name the store Envy? Melissa told E! that the word was a perfect fit for what she wanted the boutique to represent. "You know what, it's more about envying the clothes and envying something that someone is wearing," she said. "So that's kind of where Envy came from. I wanted something chic and something very short,"
How It Was Built
According to Bravo, Melissa and husband, Joe, fixed up the former hair salon within six weeks, thanks to his handy work. "Joe built it out for me. He did such a great job building it out. I mean, we literally turned this place around in six weeks," she said. "And the way it looks now, it's crazy how we were able to turn it around like this. But I had a vision and my husband listened to me and we got it."
How She Designed It
While her husband did the building, Melissa did the hard work designing. "I have to say when you walk in there, you definitely feel like I was in the building," she told The Daily Dish. "It definitely has my touch on it. Every single piece in there, I handpicked every brand, every piece. There's nothing in there that I have not picked out myself. I was doing that a lot over the summer. So, I put a lot of time into it and to finally see it all come together is exciting."
What's On Sale
According to the official Envy website, the store sells dresses, jumpsuits, bathing suits, tops, and more.
Melissa told Bravo that she wanted to make sure the clothing in her store was affordable. "There's something for everyone, that was very important for me and having a price range go from $50 on up was very important to me also," she said. "So we were able to achieve both of those things."
How To Buy
You can shop Envy at 609 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey, or you can order from the store online if you won't be in the Garden State. But if you're a RHONJ fan, visiting the store in person means there's a chance you can run into its owner.