Lebanese-born New York designer Reem Acra has finally landed her flagship store in Lebanon. In a short conversation with the designer, one can tell how excited she is to open a Reem Acra boutique in her home town.
“No matter how big you become abroad, you have to come back home eventually. I love it here and come here more often. It’s hard to open a shop in another country, but I think it’s harder to open your first boutique in your own country.”
The two-story boutique in Downtown area is filled with all dresses elegant, spacious and bright the location is very welcoming. All the details of the boutique are exactly like her New York Boutique. “The water fountain of Lebanon and I have one in my original store, the intricate oriental details on the poufs reflect me, my origin, and childhood.”
The upper floor is dedicated to bridal wear with a huge selection for Lebanese brides to choose from. “My aim, as always is to make dreams come true. I know that many fly to New York to buy a wedding gown designed by Reem Acra, now they can do so while in Beirut,” said Acra. The designer started her journey with bridal wear over a decade ago in New York. “This is my trademark, and now I am here to offer brides a new way of shopping for a wedding dress. They will come and discover. My ain as always is to make dreams come true.”
The store in Lebanon now carries Pre-fall and Fall 2010/2011 collection designed by Acra. “I love the colors this year, the bronze, the shimmer, navy blue…” Acra revealed that a special collection that is not on display will be available to special customers looking for that extra special something.
Her advice to everyone, is to “believe in yourself, your passion and hard work and you will achieve your dreams. I worked hard, I am married to my job and have a small dog called Lulu who’s with me all the time… and I believe in what I do… and now I am here.”
“Coming back is a big deal for me. I am proud of my original and feel that now is the best time to be back,” she explained.
Stars including Hale Berry, love wearing Reem Acra, now it’s your chance to be the star!