Everyone has a story, so here’s mine....
One Spring morning in 2002, while driving to my corporate job, a FOR LEASE sign caught my eye. Six weeks later Gabrielle’s, named after my daughter, opened on the main street of the town I grew up in.
Eight months later, thanks to great support of the community, Gabrielle’s expanded, doubling our retail space to 1200 sq ft. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina completely washed away the building, but that did not stop us! Gabrielle’s reopened it’s doors 20 miles East in Biloxi, MS, where we now call our beautiful 2,800 sq ft store, home.
We strive daily to connect women across multiple generations through fashion trends and unique experiences. Starting a small business is not an easy task, but I believe in opportunity and perseverance. I strongly believe it is a community that makes a small business successful. I am truly blessed and attribute my success to the love and support of my community....family, friends, a top-notch staff and our lovely, loyal customers.
Wendy Figer, Founder & CEO