IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Leeann Cerrito is at home with fashion -- a successful stylist and merchandiser for 25 years -- and the Irvington resident is now sharing her sense of style "at home" in her new business, Love, Leeann, in the village.
Love, Leeann launched in April at 94 Main St. and features easy-to-wear everyday chic, affordable and elegant clothes. Cerrito said she works to create an intimate shopping experience from the comfort of clients' homes and bring the best “go-to” pieces to meet the lifestyle needs of her clients.
"I have lived in Irvington for over eight years," Cerrito said. "I know the community and wanted to bring glam to Irvington. The service, intimate shopping experience and unique merchandise differentiates Love, Leeann from other boutiques.
Love, Leeann's merchandise is composed of transitional, basic, effortless items you can wear all the time, and Cerrito says the shopping experience feels like a great escape.
"We have pink champagne, logoed water bottles and a fun, relaxing environment," she said. "Not to mention we are located on Main Street with an absolutely breathtaking view of the water. In terms of my service motto, I don’t ever sell anything that doesn’t look good on you! I always tell my clients what looks good and what doesn’t."
And Cerrito should know. She worked her way up through the fashion industry beginning at 15 year old, working at fashion shows and a fashion internship. She put herself through college on a work-study program, then went on to Bergdorf’s and has fashion merchandising experience in Europe and the United States.
Love, Leeann helps clients identify “go-to” customized ensemble pieces to fit their lifestyle. The store carries a variety of designers, including Alternative Apparel, Mystique, and Monroe and KamaliKulture.
"We carry easy, timeless and effortless items you can wear 10 different ways," Cerrito said. "Love, Leeann offers affordable price points, amazing jewelry, great bags, the perfect gifts, trendy accessories, stylish home goods and go-to clothes.
And while Love, Leeann is dressing its clients, the business donates 5 percent of all proceeds of sales to The Abbott House, a human services agency serving individuals and families in the New York metropolitan area and nearby Hudson Valley counties.