Thursday, 10 November 2022 13:33

End of an Era

Michele Riggi Estate sale of one-of-a-kind gowns has  started at Saratoga Trunk boutique in downtown Saratoga. Michele Riggi Estate sale of one-of-a-kind gowns has started at Saratoga Trunk boutique in downtown Saratoga.

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Local Socialite, Philanthropist and Fashion Icon, Michele Riggi is moving (literally) on to the next phase of her life.

With the recent announcement of sale of her longtime home on North Broadway, the Palazzo Riggi, Michele will be relocating soon. “I’m embarking on a new life...I sold my Saratoga home yesterday!” Riggi stated.

Moving is never easy, but in Michele’s case it is a little more daunting. Along with personal and household items, Michele stated quite emphatically, “ I want to sell all my gowns.  If I need one I’ll just buy a new one.”

The once President of The National Museum of Dance and Hall of fame, Michele wore a minimum of six gowns a year for Saratoga and NYC galas as an advocate and supporter of the Arts, Animals and myriad fundraisers here and abroad.

The Michele Riggi Estate sale of exquisite one-of-a-kind gowns, special occasion dressing and hats galore (most custom made), has started at Saratoga Trunk. Many still with tags, many never worn and all in pristine condition. 

As owner Natalie Sillery shared, “This elegant and glamorous collection runs from sizes two through six with a few other sizes mixed in.  Designers include Don O’Neill’s ‘THEIA ‘ brand, Escada, Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Jovani and many more too numerous to mention.”

With all the weddings, charity events and galas back on post-covid, it’s a perfect opportunity to shop for your own one of-a-kind gown. “Great taste never goes out of style!” Sillery added. “We wish Michele all the best in her new journey moving forward.”

Saratoga Trunk is located at 493 Broadway, open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call 518-584-3543 for appointments and more information.  Walk-ins are always welcomed.

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