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The Look by Melissa
The LOOK by Melissa Offers Personlized Service 

November 2, 2015
A new venture, The LOOK by Melissa offers new and gently used, quality accessories. "I price things differently than most retail stores," says Melissa Goodman-Meltser, proprietor. She carries merchandise that sells for up to 30% off of retail prices elsewhere. There is a varied collection of something for everyone with a blend of elegant and well-crafted women's accessories and chic items that include handbags, shoes, clothing, jewelry, and sunglasses.

Handbags are from Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Fendi, and exquisite evening bags from Clara Python. Her handbags from Florence are made of soft and textured Carbotti leather. McCartney's line has vegan handbags made of a non-leather materials. There are also wallets on a chain and wristlets, which both make great gifts.

She carries a colorful and patterned collection of scarves from Hermes, Gucci, and Cartier that sell for under $300. For the fall, there is a collection of Chanel espadrilles in denim, beige, and black leather.

Offering a new retail concept, you can purchase a designer handbag by renting a bag with a Rent-to-Own policy. You can buy the merchandise on a monthly payment plan over a six-month period with no interest, just a simple contractual agreement requires a credit check. Also available are weekend rentals. New handbags or handbags in good condition are also available to rent for a one-time event.

Melissa also carries jewelry pieces with diamonds, white gold, gold, and other precious stones. Ellie and Melli Designs are of Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and pink topaz; Tiffany & Company pieces are also available. Eliza Fitch's line of earrings are fun and gorgeous pieces made of 14K gold and cubic zirconia, druzy gemstones, jade, amethyst, coral, smokey topaz, and blue topaz.
The Goodman-Meltser family lived in Mt. Pleasant within the Byram Hills School District before they moved to Briarcliff. One of her daughters is a freshman in college, while the other is a high school junior, making Melissa a proud cheerleader mom.

Professionally, Melissa has always been in sales, specializing in personal services. For 10 years she worked as Vice President of Latex International and then five years with Marriott Corporate Housing, overseeing a team of 15 people. Business travels led her to connections with suppliers of international high fashion designers.

While her children were in school, Melissa cultivated her own business in women’s accessories as she found it easier to stay in Westchester. She started to sell her own handbags about two years ago as she spread merchandise out on 50 different, local social media sites. Soon her friends were asking her to sell their accessories. She then expanded and became a resource for consignment handbags, clothing and furniture, which she sells at estate sales.

Melissa is an avid dog lover and supporter of Special Needs Animal Rescue (SNAR). Through November she will donate 5% of all proceeds toward SNAR.  

Her Rent-to-Own policy takes in consignments, as well as provide direct sales. Melissa offers personalized service and will come to you.  Call her for an appointment at 1-917-502-1140.

You can surf the website or Facebook page for further information and to review her latest collections: