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Jewelry Designer, Glenda Lugay is just one of the many talented designers with a Caribbean background to have made it big in the fashion business. Not too long ago, we highlighted Dominican Fashion Designer YolanderJ right here on Dominica –Weekly dot Com – this time we’re featuring a fellow islander and Designer Jewelry Store owner, who ideas about the fashion prove more innovative that any around. Know to be a risk-taker, a woman who knows her mind and tastes; lead Lugay to open a trendy Los Angeles Boutique called “Tres Jolie” and earn the title of Best Designer Jewelry store from MyFoxLA Hot List two years in a row.

Brought up on the Caribbean island St. Martin, Lugay’s career in fashion started at age 12, when she began work at popular, high-end retail stores after school. By age 14, she took on management positions, working at stores like Fendi and Gucci. A multilingual woman, she traveled Europe for four years before being recruited to work in high-end boutiques in New York in the early nineties. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she helped open several extremely successful stores from the ground up like Kitson and earned herself a strong clientele of international celebrities.

After realizing that her potential for success would only take her so far, in September 2001, she opened her very own store, Tres Jolie in West Hollywood. Filled with stylish, hand-picked jewelry and accessories, Tres Jolie became a destination for shoppers from all over. Its popularity was so great that Lugay opened a second location in Beverly Hills, which is also home to hundreds of unique pieces from today’s up-and-coming designers.

Although the two stores are located on Beverly Boulevard and Beverly Drive, one can also order pieces online at, which features an ever-changing array of merchandise as well as the latest fashion press clips about Tres Jolie jewelry and accessories.

Glenda’s small business translates through her big heart in working with many local and country-wide charities. so keep an eye on this fierce Leo lady, who plans to make Tres Jolie an international brand.

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