Melissa Gorga Claims She’ll Be Back “Stronger Than Ever” After ENVY’s Dramatic Shutdown!

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 11:04am by BeachSpin

It’s back to the fashionista biz for Melissa Gorga.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is crowing about her upcoming return to the retail world, after a “temporary closing” of the Montclair boutique, Envy.

The store hit the Bravo big-time, but according to Melissa’s former business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson, Melissa was inexperienced, and didn’t hold up her end of the deal. Jackie stripped the store bare, and had a fire sale last week, at the shop of Melissa’s competitor, Kim DePaola. Posche marked the spot where Envy’s inventory was hustled at bargain basement prices, in order for Jackie to recoup part of her losses.

CLICK: Kim D Exposes Melissa Gorga’s ENVY Store Shut-Down & Claims Melissa Fleeced ENVY Credit Card for $1K Shoes For ‘RHONJ’ Reunion

No worries, according to Melissa — because after having “a couple of awesome days” buying spring/summer fashions—she is preparing to make a comeback, her way.  “Coming back stronger than ever & doing it on my own #bosslady,” Melissa writes.



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Melissa has stated that she maintains ownership of Envy — but took no apparent legal action, when Jackie wiped the place out. Melissa claimed that a “a difference of opinion,” explained Jackie’s drastic move to repossess and resell the contents at a different location.

Do you believe that Melissa Gorga will strut a comeback — or is this another economic disaster, waiting to happen?


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  • Marsbars09

    Melissa is nothing more than a grifting, con artist liar like her SIL. It’s like she goes from one con to the next praying it will make her some fast cash. And there’s no way in hell that b*tch is going to break a nail working hard for something. But, we’ll just have wait and watch what happens…

    • Dana

      Who do you think you are calling Melissa and Teresa grifters. As if you all have never sinned.

      • anonymous

        I have never ever done what Teresa and her husband have done, defrauding people not paying their bills. I would rather go without food then falling behind on payments. Living beyond my means. Yes we all have sinned, but I bet the majority of the people out there haven’t scammed people out of money

      • Marsbars09

        And you should know all about sinning, huh Dana?
        And since when did you start liking Mel?

  • I wish that guy that was working at her store would spill it.

    • Marsbars09

      Me too.

  • italiano bambino

    More like #FRAUDlady ????

    • Marsbars09

      Mel is a con artist to the core.

      • italiano bambino

        She’s the same as tre

        • the underground train

          Like Caroline said the both of them were different sides of the same coin.

  • italiano bambino

    How dreadful…..

    Store owner with no clothes

    • Marsbars09

      Great one Bam!

      • italiano bambino

        Dwight said it well

  • Dana

    Kim D is a snake. I’m looking forward to the Envy re-opening and support Melissa all the way. I may even drive 3 hrs for the grand opening and spend a couple thou.

    • Birdie

      Hi Dana–did you grab anything at the closeout sale?

      • Marsbars09


  • kikid26

    Oh please, this store was a sham from the start. The fact is that if you own a shop you actually need to be AT THE SHOP. She partnered with that woman so she could appear to be doing something without actually having to be there and work, the partner did all the work. As for the store itself, did they really ever do any business? It’s not a high foot traffic location there. Maybe with the new retail that went in up street it might get a little better. But small stores like that are in and out of Montclair all the time. I can’t imagine her schmatta store is going to be any different since she doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together or any real money to float that place.

  • Marsbars09

    For someone with a college degree Mel doesn’t come off as being particularly intelligent.

  • JustSayin

    Melissa: Boss bitches kick ass. We damn sure don’t kiss it – unless your reality TV career is at stake, then you’re all about tongue fucking felon asshole, right bosslady?

    • italiano bambino

      (_)*(_) ????

      • JustSayin

        Lmfao oh man that is perfect!

        • italiano bambino

          Sorry i couldn’t resist ????????

    • the underground train


    • margaret

      ROFL! 🙂

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Assuming the rent on the space is up to date, it should only be a matter of restocking the shelves with new inventory. My niece had a cute little Envy-like boutique in a similar quaint and trendy part of town here in St. Louis and she was able to keep it going for about 3 yrs., but it’s awfully tough competing with the malls. I would think that Melissa’s huge name recognition alone would keep her afloat, but apparently not. I don’t why she doesn’t just stick with HSN or QVC like Rinna. I’m guessing the tax write off shelter benefits of having a brick and mortar business make it worth it.

  • T Loves Martinis

    I can’t with any of these NJ liars and thieves anymore!

  • Sandra Oh

    The future ex-con just wants to be like her convicted sister in law. Awww how sweet

  • Biscuit

    Unless Bravo or a private individual, is funding this store, I don’t see where she would get the money or the credit to restock it. Banks just don’t hand you a loan these days, especially someone without a business degree who already had a failed attempt at running a business. I think she is blowing hot air trying to save face. I just don’t see the attraction of this show and why people are still tuning in to watch it. A bunch of nobodies parading in front of a camera with a loosely written script acting like fools.

  • Sugar in my tank

    She will make a comeback in time for the Bravo we know her storyline for the upcoming season..

  • Chris

    Maybe Melissa should accomplish something, anything(!) BEFORE calling herself a boss-lady?

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Sure girl