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The idea for Simple Elegance was started in 1972 while I was working for six buyers
who were working on opening a JC Penney in Massapequa, LI. I needed to learn
how to run a store. I went to the manager and said that I felt I could buy merchandise
and run various departments. I went into training and buying items to open the store.
The area that I trained in was women's accessories, lingerie, and cosmetic. After
At the JC Penney in E. Brunswick I was promoteded and had more responsibilities. The Women's Accessories Dept., W omen’s , Misses, & Junior Dresses and Coats. I truly enjoyed helping women with finding the right garment to wear and then accessorizing for that all important event. In 1988 I left JC Penney and devoted myself full time in growing and learning ow to truly work and run Simple Elegance. I started with Plus Size Women's Clothing and then moved on to accessories. In 1990 I learned how to create and design earrings and from their continued to make earrings, pins, necklaces and truly enjoy creating one of a kind pieces that truly are Simple and Elegant for Today's Women.
I have learned that in a light economy that we as women can re-