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Local Fashionista: Gramercy Boutique Owner Elaina Marchese


Elaina Marchese, 36, Philadelphia
Owner of Gramercy Boutique, Eagle Village Shops, Wayne

Personal style: “Classic with a twist. I always like to wear something unique, whether it’s an amazing piece of jewelry, a great leather jacket or a statement-making scarf. I love things that are different and stand out.”

She loves: “Shoes, clothes and accessories equally.”

Favorite designers: J Brand, Sachin + Babi, Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Tibi, Calypso St. Barth.

Hot winter trends: “Leather, anything with grommets or studs, jewel tones like burgundy, royal blue and emerald green, and fur accessories.”

Style icons: “Right now, I love Jennifer Lopez’s style. She’s always dressed classic, yet with a twist. Also I love Gwyneth Paltrow’s style. She wears amazing designers and always looks sophisticated, but with a little edge.”

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday out: “Torn Genetic denim skinny jeans, shoe boots, a cozy sweater and my fur vest.”

Go-to outfit for a Saturday night in the city: “My leather J brand jeans, a sexy lace or sequin top, and my fur capelet.”

Must-have splurges: Coats, jackets, denim.

Favorite things in her closet: “At the moment, my Vince leather jacket and leather J Brand jeans. Oh, and my suede Fendi shoe boots with fur.”

Must-read blogs: Goop, Daily Cup of Couture, Atlantic Pacific, Misses Lillian.