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Elizabeth Daniels, 8/10
Vanessa Bruno opened on Melrose last week, bringing a much-needed injection of girly fun to an area that's been hard-hit by a retailer exodus. We stopped by just two hours after they opened: a parade of friends, fans, and well-wishers seemed to be a constant. The store is supposed to be set up like a boudoir, which is certainly evident from one of the window displays, with all the flickering candles, that looks like it could be a prelude to a private moment.
The store carries both the Vanessa Bruno line and the lower-priced (but still not cheap) Vanessa Bruno Athe line. So many pretty frocks, leather jackets, sumptuous suede bags, and upscale denim. We're told that shoes should be arriving any day; even without the shoes, it's worth a trip for the Parisian charm alone.
· Vanessa Bruno [Official Site]