A Super Shopper Saturday at Off Broadway Boutique
Hello, everyone! One of the reasons that we at Off Broadway Boutique have been blessed with success for over forty years is because of our beloved customers. Whether they’ve traveled from across the pond or strolled around the corner to take a peek at our glamorous fashions and stunning jewelry, we are especially proud to provide them with our unique brand of style consulting and quality customer service.
Yesterday certainly was a banner day at our shop, as a smorgasbord of shoppers stopped in to see our latest merchandise. The afternoon began with my dear friend, Debra Rapoport, popping in to say hello to our wonderful staff. Featured in Ari Seth Cohen’s best-selling book, Advanced Style – which we currently sell at our shop – she felt right at home with the fashionable pieces that represented my motto of living life glamorously.
As I was chatting with Deborah, two of New York’s bravest stopped in to the shop for a friendly visit. After paying every woman in the store the best compliments, John and Chris insisted on taking a photo with me. Needless to say, I was flattered to be photographed with our handsome neighborhood firefighters!
Soon after Deborah, John, and Chris left, we were pleased to welcome three charming young ladies to the shop. While the bubbly Devon Smiley tried on some of our pieces along with her friend, Stacey Rodsater, Sarah Tudor took photos around the floor. As the young ladies complimented the effervescent appeal of our shop, I marveled at their innate sense of style. As Devon introduced herself as being in fashion PR while Stacey expressed her dream of growing up to be just as confident as the ladies of Off Broadway Boutique, graphic design enthusiast, Sarah, vowed to return to our shop the next time that she was in town from her native Charlotte, North Carolina.
After they had left, we were treated to a blast from the past in the form of Karriemah Harrison, who shopped at our boutique fifteen years ago. While the Gia Wellness proprietress stopped in to see the recent additions to our fashion collection, I immediately noticed the fabulous floral jacket that she was wearing as the very one that we carried in our store when she had first shopped with us. Originally made in Mexico and boasting quality craftsmanship, Karriemah chose it after our superstar fashion consultant, Pat, recommended it to her. Over a decade later, it has held up well as one of our original classic wardrobe pieces.
From there, we were blessed to have sold one of our genuine classic jewelry pieces from the legendary designer, Erté, in our reruns department. A true epitome of a renaissance man with many talents, Erté utilized his diverse talents as an artist and designer to create fashion and jewelry masterpieces, as well as graphic arts and set designs that have completely changed the face of how we see art and design. In addition to having been a dear friend of Lynn’s husband, Sandy Cohen, we both are privileged to have a one of a kind lithograph of his creation in our home – all the more reason why we at Off Broadway Boutique were blessed to have carried a spectacular pair of onyx and diamond gold earrings with his tell-tale signature on them.
When our customer visited our reruns department, she immediately fell in love with them, as she knew that they were one of a kind pieces that worth every penny of the $1500 that they were originally worth. Always on hand to help a fellow fan of wearable art, our vintage fashion expert, Blanche, provided her input of the long and storied history behind those earrings while pointing out how much of a deal our customer would be getting in paying $500 for them. Upon recognizing the cultural value of owning pieces that were created by the very man who was at the forefront of the Art Deco movement, she decided to purchase them to add to her jewelry collection. What’s more, the statuesque Art Deco style earrings looked absolutely fabulous on her – making it a sale that we are absolutely proud to make.
With summer in full bloom in New York City, it is a wonderful time to stop by our shop to see what clients such as Karriemah, Devon, Stacey, Sarah, Deborah, John, and Chris are raving about. What’s more; we offer the one of a kind fashions and exotic jewelry that will entice every woman to embrace their glamorous side. As I always say, “Dress fabulously for the theatre of your life, as you only get one chance to live it!”