Hey, my name is Eitan Shoshan and my business name is Orly I grew up in Paris, France and came to New York when I was 15. I am a graduate of Queens College with a BA in Economics.
My wife, Orna, and I opened Orly, a women’s clothing store in Cedarhurst, NY. Our offerings are eclectic. We get most of our clothes from Europe. We carry casual clothes to evening wear. We also make custom made dresses.
Is this your dream business?
While I was in college, I knew nothing about clothing, but when my family decided to move back to France, I had an opportunity to take over the family women’s clothing store. I had no idea that I would go into fashion but looking back now it was always there right in front of me. Fashion is all about creativity and vision, and I always want to create new and interesting products.
What are some of the fun parts of running your business?
I love to see my customers enjoying what they buy and returning to tell me the compliments they receive and how happy they are with our clothing. Our customers range from teenagers to mature women. They are mostly from the Five Towns, but also Brooklyn, New Jersey, and even Chicago.