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Owner of upcoming Addiction Boutique could have been a “Mob Wives” star

While researching a bit about Addiction Boutique, the women’s clothing store that’s coming into the former Bronze Bar at 1713 S. 12 St., we stumbled across this Daily News story about owner Alicia DiMichele-Garofalo.

Soon to be Addiction Boutique

Soon to be Addiction Boutique

Apparently, after DiMichele admitted to embezzling union money from a trucking business she ran with her husband, Edward “Tall Guy” Garofalo Jr., she was approached by VH1 to appear in a Philly spin-off of Mob Wives.

From the Daily News story in January:

Leopard-print pants and shiny bangles work well for Alicia DiMichele-Garofalo, but the South Jersey fashionista says that she won’t be an accessory to the drama, catfights and probing cameras that a reality show about mob wives would bring.

DiMichele-Garofalo, 39, might fit a producer’s definition of “mob wife,” but the Marlton resident said that she’s not pursuing a spot on a Philadelphia spinoff of the popular VH1 series “Mob Wives.”

She said that the show reached out to her several times.

“I’m a mother of three kids,” DiMichele-Garofalo said last week in her Cherry Hill boutique, Addiction. “I just don’t want to be portrayed as something I’m not.”

If you have a couple minutes, read the full story. It suggests the store will bring a little … certain something to Passyunk.

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4 Responses to Owner of upcoming Addiction Boutique could have been a “Mob Wives” star

  1. acer April 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    ugh, please stay in Jersey.

  2. Dee April 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Welcome to the Avenue. So glad to have one of our own doing business in our neighborhood. Best of Luck!

    • lucho April 22, 2013 at 11:53 am #


      one of our own? own what?

  3. Adam Z April 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    So it’ll be like old times on the Avenue. At least the people can get their Ed Hardy and Affliction fix somewhere.

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