Melissa Gorga from The Real Housewives of New Jersey realized that she could sell her style by opening up her own clothing boutique, Envy, and a lot of fans believe that her garments are worth visiting the store to buy. Melissa has always been known for her fashion sense, and she definitely has the ability to pull off some amazing looks. Now, fans have twice as many opportunities to dress just like the Garden State housewife.
Back in March, RHONJ fans learned that Melissa would be opening up a second location. The original bricks and mortar shop was located in Montclair, New Jersey. Melissa has had a few aspirations over the years, which have included teaching, singing, and fashion. Even though her husband Joe Gorga famously resisted his wife becoming an entrepreneur, he seems to be liking the large paychecks that Melissa has been bringing home. Now that her store is doing well, and she is signed on for a new The Real Housewives of New Jersey season, she’s decided that it’s time to expand her empire.
The village of Ridgewood, NJ, is home to Melissa’s second Envy location. Ridgewood is a quaint Bergen County town, where many future housewives could possibly hail from. While the shop’s items are geared at customers who enjoy wearing skimpy outfits, the truth is that Envy is actually very size inclusive. The atmosphere in the shop is fantasy-like, with branches and fairy lights. Melissa made sure to decorate her boutique with handpicked and original items. Based on the store’s current inventory, there are garments to suit different tastes. While there will always be housewives who try to sell Bravo fans a gimmick, the Envy employees are reported to be genuinely helpful when serving the needs of clients.
Envy by Melissa Gorga was at the center of a scandal in its early years. In 2018, customers complained to Melissa that their requests for refunds had gone unanswered, after they discovered that there was no authentic Chanel in the Montclair, New Jersey store. The mother of three later revealed on her Instagram that her shop had been unknowingly selling counterfeit merchandise. In the post, Melissa explained that a representative from Chanel had been in contact, and informed her that she was not selling reputable items made by the famous French fashion house.
Envy is a “housewives” shop that is not to be missed. The store is a good fit for the affluent community of Ridgewood, and whether customers are The Real Housewives of Jersey fans or not, they will probably enjoy browsing at the shop. Melissa is said to currently be filming the newest season, and may even be on the outs with a few of the women. However, thanks to her Envy clothing, she will look good during the arguments.