"We sell everything you need, besides the gown," said Rosemarie Iacovone, who is co-owner of the shop with her sister Lucia Zaccaria. The sisters opened Roxanne, which is named for Iacovone's parents, Rocky and Anne, in 1983. "I figured I'd take a chance and do this," and lingerie led naturally into bridal items, she said."When we first opened, we were going to sell basic bras and lingerie. Then we got a few white peignoir sets, and it went from there," Iacovone said. "It's not something you see much in department stores. We keep everything under tulle so it doesn't get dirty, and take it out when we're asked."The bridal corner at the back of the shop floats in a cloud of tulle. Framed family wedding photos, some of which date back to the 1920s, hang on the walls above the rack of peignoirs.Bridal underpinnings can be very costly if the bride's taste leans toward the champagne end of the financial spectrum, but Iacovone says that does not need to be the case. "We don't take advantage of anyone," she said. Roxanne carries merchandise in all price ranges, even items that are wedding-related but are not lingerie."There really isn't any store that has as much bridal stuff as we do. We have peignoir sets, foundations, slippers, garment bags, money bags, guest books, garters, toasting glasses, stockings," she said.Iacovone takes a personal approach to quality control."Everything we sell we try on to see if it fits, if it's a good item. We can fit anyone, from a [bra] size 32 to size 48. We try to encompass everybody and we try to have something for everybody," she said.Valen
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