As if the clothes weren’t enough, make the reason you stop by Bbungalow at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to be dressed by Tal Zissu, the boutique’s playfully honest director of operations and fashion guru. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the fashion industry to help customers of all ages look and feel their best.
The Bbungalow offers men’s and women’s clothing that is “ageless,” Zissu says. “We have customers who are 72 years old, and we have customers who are 18 years old.”
Looks to love
Zissu changes the decor to match the seasons. During our visit to the store in May, green ivy leaves hung from the display window, accompanied by sunflowers scattered throughout the displays. For fall fashion he’s planning a backdrop done with bamboo sticks.
Just as a traditional bungalow is a house, consider the store to be your closet for a chic wardrobe that works from day to night. “We have core designers that are part of the company, but you always add in somebody new—not only to be fresh [but] because we want the consumer to come in here and be on top of [trends],” Zissu says.
Customers can shop designs by Amanda Uprichard, Sundry, BCBG, Michael Stars and Rebecca Minkoff in styles that are both casual and appropriate for an event or night out. Plus, there is a display of Alexis Bittar accessories and Tom Ford and Balenciaga sunglasses.
Look out for hot looks like Sundry’s star print l’automne military pant or ruched mini dress and Rebecca Minkoff booties.
Zissu chooses items that aren’t commonly found elsewhere and that can become conversation starters. “I don’t want to go out to a party and see someone wearing what I’m wearing,” he says, much like he doesn’t want his customers to either. “We want you to take the risk.”
He and his associates assure that guests will leave with styles that flatter their bodies. “We’ll work with you in different ways,” Zissu says. “When you step outside the door you want to look fabulous. We never lie to our customers.”
Bbungalow, 2488 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale / 754.200.6224 / galleriamall-fl.com