Sorelle Oyster Bay is the North Shore’s top choice for luxury resale and is playing a crucial role in the sustainable fashion movement. Sorelle specializes in curating and selling mid to high-end designer women's clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories on consignment. As quoted in Newsday, “Sorelle Oyster Bay is the latest addition, specializing in selling mid- to high-end contemporary designer women’s clothing, bags, shoes and accessories on consignment. From Louis Vuitton and Louboutin to Gucci and Prada, the boutique previews some of its top acquisitions on its Instagram page."
Meet the Owner - Gabrielle Fumai
Gabrielle Fumai is the founder and owner of Sorelle Oyster Bay. After years of working as a merchant and buyer for several designers in New York City, Gabrielle decided to pursue an entrepreneurial way of life. In 2017 she moved back to her hometown of Oyster Bay with her husband, Chris, to pursue opening what is now the North Shore’s hottest luxury consignment destination.
Sorelle means "Sisters" in the Italian language. Gabrielle is very close to her two sisters, Marisa & Francesca, who she has shared clothing and accessories with over the years. Since they were young they have learned from the most fashionable of the family, their Mom. Gabrielle’s Mom, Cindy, has always been one of her biggest supporters and has helped her to grow the business over the past two years.
Gabrielle’s family roots run deep in the town of Oyster Bay. She loves supporting the same community that her family has lived in for many generations. She loves to support local charities and organizations that make a meaningful, positive impact in the community.
Michelle graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Handbag & Accessory Design. She worked in the fashion industry for seven years designing handbags for many well-known brands such as Steve Madden, Henri Bendel and Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet. In 2018, Michelle felt the industry wasn't giving her enough creative freedom and decided to start her own graphic design business, And Simple Things Design, as a side-hustle.
Today Michelle helps small businesses bring their brand identity to life through logos, business cards, social media graphics, websites and more. Michelle joined the Sorelle team in June of 2019 to help grow the online business through social media and our new shop-able website!
Cindy is one of Sorelle's favorite stylists with a true love for classic and feminine outerwear pieces. She is not only known for her chic taste, but she is also one of the most loved and recognized faces of Sorelle. After all, she is Gabrielle's mom, and she helped her to build the store to become what it is today.
With a degree in fashion merchandising and interior design from FIT, Cindy not only has strong skills in wardrobe styling, but she is exceptional with home staging & interior planning. Cindy is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with 15+ years experience and has earned numerous awards for her achievements.
In all aspects of her career, Cindy's attention to detail has allowed her to build a strong referral base from her many loyal customers and clients. You can reach Cindy directly at 516-987-1675 for all of your real estate needs!
Steven Vando - Original Watercolors
Sorelle is decorated with original watercolor artwork for purchase, painted by Gabrielle's father, Steven Vando. Originally from New York City, Steven began painting, drawing and creating art at a young age. His art education, though mainly self-taught through life experiences and observation, included studying at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His adult career has lead him through many different creative and business endeavors, while always thinking of returning to his artistic roots. In 2016, Steven began painting, creating and selling his latest original watercolors. Living on the scenic North Shore of Long Island near the water for the past 30 years has allowed Steven to draw inspiration from the natural surroundings and its many idyllic settings.
For all inquiries regarding original artwork and commissions please contact Steven directly at firstname.lastname@example.org & visit his website at stevenvando.com