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Gabrielle Fumai

Owner + Founder of Sorelle Oyster Bay

After years of working in the industry as a fashion merchant/buyer, Gabrielle and her husband moved back to her hometown of Oyster Bay from New York City. Sorelle not only fulfills Gabrielle's dream of owning her own business, but it also serves as an outlet for her creative mind and business savvy. Sorelle in Italian means "Sisters". Gabrielle has 2! Gabrielle is very close to her two sisters who she has shared clothing and accessories with over the years, after all, they have learned from the most fashionable of the family, their Mom - these women inspire Gabrielle every day.

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Michelle Russo

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, she 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 though social media and our new shop-able website!