Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Jenna Studio Brings 40 Years of French-Canadian Couture to Boca

Since opening in spring 2023 in Town Center at Boca Raton, Jenna Studio has become one of the mall’s buzziest new providers of high-end, special-occasion eveningwear. Discerning shoppers seek out the store for its chic and timeless styles, which are perfect for a wedding—mothers of the bride swear by the shop’s exquisite craftsmanship—gala opening or night on the town. Capturing trends without chasing after them, Jenna Studio’s form-fitting silk gowns, in a variety of both vibrant and understated colors, and with or without frills, ensure each of its cherished clients is the belle of the ball.

Jenna Karabatsos from Jenna Studios

While Jenna Studio may be new to Boca Raton, and perhaps even the United States, it has long been a fixture in couture in our neighbor to the north. In 1985, namesake owner Jenna Karabatsos, an immigrant from Greece with big dreams—and the talent and eye to match them—opened her first made-to-measure boutique in the affluent Canadian municipality of Westmount, Montreal. Driven by its owner’s humble desire to “sew dresses,” the original Jenna Studio succeeded for 15 years in that location, and then another 20 inside Ogilvys, the esteemed downtown Montreal department store, where it shared real estate with the world’s most admired luxury brands. After that historic building was sold, Jenna Studio moved into Quebec’s famous Carrefour Laval—a kind of Town Center mall for that Canadian province—where it continues to provide one-of-a-kind dresses and service to its worldly clientele.

These days, Andrea Karabatsos, Jenna’s daughter, operates the Studios with the same bespoke costumer-service mentality that propelled her mother’s aspirations nearly 40 years ago. As only the second Jenna Studio in the world, the Town Center location, easily accessible next to Saks, realizes the Karabatsos’ long-awaited American dream, where the finest gowns are provided with Canadian charm, Greek heritage and perhaps a French accent. It’s more than just a U.S. offshoot of a respected boutique; for luxury fashion, consider it your gateway to the world.

Jenna Studio is located in Town Center mall at 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561/888-3378 or visit jennastudio.com.

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