By Val Simon
When Denise Goldman was growing up, her aunt would take her to the finest shops in New York City. While shopping, Denise would make the occasional suggestions on accessories, or comment on the latest trends and styles. Her aunt always told her, “You have a good eye for fashion.” Little did she know that her aunt would be the catalyst for her turning her ‘flair’ into her own fine women’s clothing store. Denise Goldman opened Gabby Abbey’s, a great fashion boutique in the Shops of Olde Marco.
“It’s been a lot of hard work. From going to the shows in Dallas and market in Atlanta, it has been challenging and fun. There was a learning curve, but I can’t wait to go to market again! Many of the lines we carry are exclusive to us in this area. We have tops, dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry and we carry Spanx. We will constantly bring in new items and we will keep a close eye on what our customers like.” A line of sandals by Corky’s Footwear offers a fun and whimsical leather sandal, painted in bright colors and they are extremely comfortable too. “We are really excited to be carrying an Argenti line. The designs are so unique and flattering. The fabric is painted with an air-dye technology. This technology saves 97 gallons of water during the painting process and their motto fits: ‘Argenti, The World Thirsts for it!’ It is fun being fashionable and environmentally conscientious, too! We’ve made a special effort to include great fashions at reasonable prices which will appeal to a wide range of women.”
Denise’s aunt, if she was still with us, would be so proud to see her words come full circle! Denise and her store manager Susan Schiller, along with Denise’s husband Arnie, and daughters Amanda and Abbey, and grandchildren, Christian and Gabriella invited everyone to come and help them celebrate the store in her honor. Can you guess where the name of the store came from?