Music has always been Michelle Renée’s first love. An international recording artist, she has traveled the world performing and continues to do so now, regionally and locally. Step into Bellezza, her high fashion boutique at Phillips Place, and you’ll see those worldwide influences reflected in her merchandise.
“Owning a boutique has been so fulfilling in that I’m able to bring beautiful, international apparel to the Queen City,” Renée says. “My goal is for all women to feel amazing and look beautiful when they leave Bellezza.”
Renée hand selects the wide variety of accessories and women’s clothing, designed to embrace the beauty of every woman’s body type and style. Private appointments and fittings are also available.
Bellezza opened during the pandemic, a challenging time for small business owners and retail. But thanks to her team of talented stylists and their enthusiasm for helping clients look and feel their best, the store continues to thrive. In recent months as things have continued to open up, Renée has seen a shift in what her clients want, opting for more lovely, stylish pieces rather than leggings and loungewear.
“The ladies of this lovely city have supported me all along,” Renée says. “I remained true to my vision, and it’s been gratifying to bring new and unique pieces to
In addition to performing and traveling internationally, Renée is a passionate animal advocate, serving on the board of Operation CARE, an animal welfare and rescue organization, and fostering dogs on a regular basis. She also owns East Coast Match, an elite matchmaking firm.
While extremely busy, Renée enjoys being involved in so many different things. “Bellezza is my happy place,” she says. “And I’m thrilled to share it.”