Melissa Gorga Accused of Returning Worn Clothes

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 6:41pm by BeachSpin

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GOTCHA!

Allegedly, Melissa Gorga isn’t quite rolling in the cash the way she wants us all to believe. A sales reps from Neiman Marcus got a BIG surprise while watching the Christmas episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

Star Magazine reports that the reps processed a return of a $695 Haute Hippie top for Gorga, only to later see her wearing it on the show.

“The girls were watching the Christmas episode, and Melissa comes in wearing the top!” a source tells Star. “She wore it out to dinner on camera and brought it back two days later!”

The reps reported Melissa to their bosses, but no action has been taken yet.

Below is a photo of Melissa wearing the top in episode 2 at the Cousins Christmas dinner (on the left) and a model wearing the top (on the right):

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I plan to watch this particular rerun with a critical eye…will there be a tiny corner of a tag sticking out at the collar? Maybe an inadvertent twitch or scratch from a pesky plastic fastener?  While I have briefly entertained the idea of pulling this off, the thought has been fleeting…mainly because it’s ummm…STEALING, as well as tacky, trashy, and smacks of being a poser.  What am I saying? This IS a housewife from the Jersey franchise.  It all makes sense.  There is one bright spot in this embarrassing story…Melissa has surely made her convicted felon sister in law, Teresa, proud!

 

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  • KJ

    Am I not surprised??
    Keeping up with the Jones??

    • Doesn’t it seem like a bunch of smoke and mirrors with this Jersey crew. The only straight one is Kathy and her family.

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        Everyone else is gay?

        • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

          OMG! That cracked me up!
          Howdy Hey Vince. Hope you & your family are well.

          • KJ

            You got mail!
            Btw I LOVE that movie!!

        • Heeeee hee!!!!

          Good one, Vince!

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    The Gorga’s are are smoke and mirrors. Who are they trying to impress? Melissa lies.

  • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

    I used to work retail & believe me Melissa is not the first person to do this. You would not believe the condition some people would try to return the clothes in. It was unreal. Just ew, ew, ew!
    That being said it is technically stealing & besides it’s truly tacky & classless. (But then again this is Bravo & the RHW’s of NJ, so what am I thinking?)
    I mean if you’re gonna do it at least have the damn thing dry cleaned. Sheesh1 SMH!

    • I could not imagine shelling out $695 for any article of clothing someone else has excreted bodily juices in. Just GROSS!

      • KJ

        Ok mine was a big ole skirt! It was in the late 70’s if that tells you my age!! LOL
        No it was 14.99. LOL

        • Ahahahaha!!!! This made me chuckle. Thanks KJ!!! 🙂

          • KJ

            Ok it was from TG&Y ever heard of that store?? LOL
            Man was my mom pissed at me!!
            I was tired of hand me downs!
            Now I beg for them!! LOL

          • Never heard of it but you get a pass.

      • Birdie11

        And this particular garment may have had Lil Joe’s juices on it too!! SICK!

        • KJ

          Birdie YUCK!!! Lol

        • Lil’s juices..ewwwww!

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            At least it’s not juicy’s juice! (See what I did there?)
            It’s bad enough Christmas stockings & Santa’s chimney evoke a whole nother picture now, thought for a moment there I was gonna have to avoid the blasted juice aisle in the supermarket too!

          • Birdie11

            Is Juicy shirtless? EW!!

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            That’s an edit from the whirlpool/spa pic Birdie. I though the face said it all! LMAO!

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            I know. I’m bad. I’ll go stand in the corner. Time out for Tigerlily.

      • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

        It is. It foul & vulgar & all sorts of nasty!
        http://media3.giphy.com/media/14psgbV7fK3Xgc/200.gif

        • Ahahahaha! Where do you find these gifs???

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            I is weird. I is smart & I can Google! LOL!

    • KJ

      Ok when I was 17 I did it, but I was 17!!!
      I even went back & told then the next week! ( my mom made me, catholic) LOL never did that again & would never even think about it!
      Really??
      I was competing with 9 kids in my family!!

      • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

        LOL! I know exactly what you mean. I hear ya KJ. Bet she made you go to confession too!
        Check your email.

        • KJ

          I checked & nothing came through!
          You may have to resend it again love bug
          And yeeeesssss I had to go to confession, but I think I lied there as well! LOL
          I go to the first Christian church now!
          No communion! LOL I tell it all to God! Shoot so many of these priest do worse things than I do anymore! LOL

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            K. Check your spam filter too. I will resend.

  • CeeJay

    Professional returners don’t have to hide tags or worry about plastic scratching their skin. Professional returners own tagging guns. They simply cut off the tags and reconnect them when they’re done wearing the clothing. If Melissa doesn’t own her own tagging gun, her personal stylist certainly does.

    • Wow! Thanks for the enlightenment, CeeJay. So is that how she does it? This makes it even worse. Seem like stealing to me.

      • twifan2

        AT $695 + TAX! OH HECK YES it’s stealing! >(

        • What a waste of money. $695 for a stupid top?? I’ve seen just as nice for $49.99. If that’s not living above their means I don’t know what is.

          • twifan2

            sssshhhh *don’t let K hear that^^^*

          • KJ

            LOL

          • twifan2

            K KNEW the maker of that top right off! 😀

          • KJ

            Lmao!!

          • Birdie11

            Well it does have ‘haute’ in the name…that’s probably what she likes about it.

          • WestCoastFeed

            It is very pretty. Google haute hippie crystal hand beaded top.

          • Birdie11

            No top in the universe is pretty enough to drop $700 on….I guess Mel didn’t think it was worth it either…just worth a borrow.

          • KJ

            Can you imagine what you could do with 700.00?? Really??
            That would feed my family for a month and a half! Damn!!

          • Birdie11

            Exactly KJ.

          • And the frightening part is they don’t have money like that. If she continues on this path they will be in the poor house soon.

          • Birdie11

            I wonder if the top made it into any of the closet scenes?

          • twifan2

            It’s a REALLY nice top, Birdie. 🙂

          • Birdie11

            Very haute.

    • twifan2

      BUT here’s the thing…IT had to be Melissa returning the top. It couldn’t of been her stylist. They wouldn’t of known it was Mel’s stylist, BUT they knew who Mel is.
      The N-M rep knew about the return she did. Mel can’t blame it on someone else.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Is this practice that commonplace? To own ones own tagging gun?

      • KJ

        I swear my sister in law has one!!
        You should see the gifts she gives at Christmas
        Bless her heart!

        • Bwahahaha!!!!! You on a roll tonight.

          • KJ

            Sad thing is, this is all true stuff!!
            Really!!
            Welcome to my life!!
            That’s why I have to laugh!!
            Lol

          • ROFLMAO!!!

          • KJ

            Everyone should have an Amy in their family! She keeps you laughing

          • You’re fortunate to have her. She sounds like a riot.

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            That is hilarious. I would love it! What fun!

          • WestCoastFeed

            That is funny! I bet she prides herself on what a great bargain shopper she is.

          • KJ

            She does!
            She wants to teach me!
            Now mind you, I am a priceMATCHER & I do NOT buy anything unless it’s on sale & I have a coupon, ( remember I’m not nursing Bc I’m staying home taking care of Alex) so I save as much as I can BUT I draw the line at putting tags on garage sale items & call them new!!
            My kids just die laughing it’s like their gag gifts & they think it’s their best part of Xmas!!

          • Harleygirl0685

            OMG thank you for making me laugh! I needed that!

        • twifan2

          BUT how does she ‘return’ them then? 0.o

          • KJ

            She doesn’t we ALL get them as gifts!
            She usually gets them from garage sales after others have worn them & then puts a tag on them! Makes them look “new”
            God I love her!
            I truly do!!

          • twifan2

            Oh, I get it now.
            That’s sweet. 🙂

          • KJ

            We usually get 6 pairs of jeans that don’t fit, 8 ugly old tops my mom wouldn’t have worn even if she was alive, and usually a ku sweatshirt!
            So 1 out of all of them isn’t bad!!
            We love Christmas!! It’s a highlight just to laugh! She never knows!!

          • Birdie11

            Awww…that’s cute.

      • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

        Yup West. They are cheap & easy to find. About $20/$25 bucks. There are women who do this for a living which is why the stores have changed policy about returns & now they flag people. It’s shameful & shady. Just like the RHW’s of NJ! LMBO!

  • KJ

    Ladies I promise when I hear about Nan I will let you know but I have to go take care of my precious daughter!
    Thanks for the laughter! It was so FUNN
    Love you ALL ❤️❤️❤️

    • WestCoastFeed

      Night, KJ.

    • Thank you so much KJ. Let her know we love her and she’s in our prayers.

      Have a good night, sweetheart.

    • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

      Night Sweetie! Sweet dreams! Ttyt.
      MWAH!

    • Harleygirl0685

      Please send my love! Thanks again for the laughs! Too funny!

  • September24

    From shoplifting to actually purchasing, wearing, returning.

    • twifan2

      You know she’s going to write a book on the How To’s now.

      smh

  • Yenta Gets U Blacklisted

    Formerly known as Tre’s a Convicted Felon, I have changed my handle to “Yenta Gets U Blacklisted”. I did this because Yenta1957 did just that…she got me blacklisted/blocked/banned from ROL.
    Actually, right now I’m okay with it. My message is getting across by this new name. And so far only a few threads have been affected
    AAtT is the best site to comment on…And Don’t We Know That!
    It’s so obvious with how concerned we all are about our Nan and how our KJ is keeping us all updated on it. It’s just how we are. The consideration, the care, the cooperation, the education and the complete fun of this site is really exceptional!
    Thanks for letting me be a part of Y’all!

    • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

      ROL is too much of a sewer for such a delicate flower as yourself most days anyways Tres. Ohh that rhymed! I’m a poet now I know it! LOL!
      Think of it as a blessing in disguise. Who wants to play with the sewer rats when you can be here? Breathing fresh air & havin’ fun!

      • Harleygirl0685

        Hi Tiger, how you doin? I’ll never sound like Wendy Williams…lol! I have never nor will I ever comment anywhere but here! People are to crazy for me. I read all you guys mentioning ROL often, that place sounds insane. Do people not realize that these shows are supposed to be entertainment and they sound rediculous and are making asses out of themselves ? I will never understand any of it, not that I want to anyway. Ugh

        • Very well said!!!! Love ya my HarleyGirl !! 🙂

          • Harleygirl0685

            Right back at ya Doc!

        • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

          LMBO! Wendy! You know I went back & read that in her voice right? Dying here Harley!
          Some people need to get off the internet, put down the Kool-Aid & out of their parents basements. Others need to have their keyboard time monitored. Idk what it is about that place but wow. I have never seen anything else like it. It is not for the faint of heart. I have met some really cool people there but I have also been trolled hard & more than once. I guess some people just never learned how to play well with others. Some people are just shit stirrers & others are just looking for a fight. I try to remeber there is no tone to the text I am reading & unless it’s an obvious insult try to opt for being nice & go from there.

      • Yenta Gets U Blacklisted

        Oh My Tigerlily, you made me laugh out loud. Me??? …a delicate flower…Bwa Ha Ha Ha HaH!
        I’m okay with it right now. With a name like I have right now, some folks will wonder about, why I would change it to that. They may ask me, but I won’t be able to respond…oh well…I guess the lack of a reply may be just a little too obvious.

        • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

          Well I’m about as delicate as Audrey from Little Shop of Horror’s! LOL!
          Hmmm, let me think. A Venus fly-trap maybe Tres? LOL!
          Can’t have a battle of wits with people who are unarmed Hon. So ignore them. Just post to whomever you please & act like they don’t even exist. It tends to make them quite pissy & it’s fun to watch them try to engage & then not respond. You have a blast while they stew & stew!
          Never let em’ steal you bliss Tre’s. Don’t give these trolls that power!.
          Happy posting Cookie.

    • Harleygirl0685

      SMH! Wtf is wrong with people!

      • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

        When it comes to ROL Harley. The nuts are running the asylum! I should know. I’m nuts! No wait ,or is that condiments. I’m not nuts. I’m condiments!

        • FA REALS!!

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            Aww thanks Doc. I like to make my good friends laugh. Makes me feel good knowing I can make you all smile & hopefully make your day a bit brighter. Just like you guys all do for me!

        • Harleygirl0685

          Lol you are funny, that’s what you are!

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

            Hey my biker Mama! What’s shakin’ bacon? Hope you had a blast on you run. Have to admit I miss it. Used to have some amazing times out there. Oh well. C’est la vie!
            hope all is well Harley. happy Wednesday, well it’s actually already Thursday here so Happy Thursday too! LOL!

          • Harleygirl0685

            Lol and now it’s happy Monday! We has a great time, I wished we could have stayed an extra day but my husband had meetings that he couldn’t reschedule . Hope all is well!

      • Hi honey! How are you this evening?

        • Harleygirl0685

          I’m good now, I’ve destressed after getting my daily does of tea! Hope your having a wonderful Wednesday !

          • That’s good to hear! Did you have a blast at Bikefest?

          • Harleygirl0685

            We did, thank you! It was definitely a perfect way to check out of reality for a few days!

      • Yenta Gets U Blacklisted

        Some folks just have a hard time with life as they know it…and I guess I may have touched a couple of raw nerves…oops and frankly…oh well!
        I’ve got the best end of the deal, in actuality. Since I’ve been commenting here, it’s been way better than I ever could have imagined. Great folks, supportive commenting, consideration and care. What more could anybody hope to ask for!

        • KJ

          Ok I missed something here, what the hell happened?? Did someone dog you?? As WCF calls them a tre hugger??
          Look babe, be who you are! Go to the site about tre not getting prison time on here. Some writer Bonita was yelling at doc, WCF, & I and we were just trying to tell her we come her to have fun laugh & were a family! Life is short!
          You have a right to your opinion, I may not agree but you aren’t going to call me names or be mean to be Bc of it!!
          Love, we love you because of who you are! Be who you are! Tre a convit or yenta but don’t make someone change you! I LOVE YOU!!

    • Sorry you had to go through that. Why you think I don’t go to that cesspool anymore.

      • Harleygirl0685

        You don’t go there cause this is you home and we all just love you!

        • Awwwww!!!!! **Hugs** & **Kisses**

      • Yenta Gets U Blacklisted

        Doc, it’s all good!
        I’ve a feeling that my new handle may ruffle some feathers anyway….Oh my Oh my…and whoopdeedoooo.

      • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

        Smart woman!
        But we already knew that!

    • twifan2

      There have been so MANY that have changed their tags lately when they go over to The Dark Place! 😀

      Ruffle away! ;D

      • Yenta/LMN/Sophie Get U Banned

        Thanks Twi.
        As always…You’re a Peach (sweet and fuzzy)!

  • Dana

    She’s been doing this for years.

  • twifan2

    I’m wondering IF N-M hasn’t actually already taken action now that the story has broken.
    Maybe the store has banned Mel from their store(s)? N-M DOES NOT want their customers to think that their overly priced garments are Rent To Wear!

  • DLister

    First — an aside: it is so refreshing to see how many of you are so positive, supportive, and generous with your loving goodwill towards others. What a lovely community.

    Second, germane to this post: I recall that this was not the first time MG was accused of this behavior. My question is: are these HWs fully responsible for their show outfits, or do assistants and production assist with the wardrobes? Hmmmmm ….

    • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

      Aww thanks D. Welcome. Yes we are an eclectic group of misfits & nutballs but loveable ones. LOL! & watch out for that Twi. & Doc too. They will make you spew out your drink & wreck your keyboard faster than you can say “Tre’s a felon.”
      I suggest you invest in plastic for your keyboard & maybe some aluminum foil to protect you from the Tre-huggers.
      Happy posting.

      • DLister

        Thank you so much! I’m honestly very touched. Big hug to you. And thanks for the funny photo! I love it. What cracks me up is you can tell by the cat’s expression, it ain’t too happy about its chapeaux! 🙂

        • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿

          Aww, no problem Hon. Welcome to AAtT.
          LOL, yeah kitties & clothes do not mix. They tend to freeze & fall over like fainting goats, but it’s hysterical. Not even food can motivate them

          • twifan2

            BUT kitties do LOVE to post, don’t forget it, T-Lily! 🙂
            http://i.imgur.com/GpEbOYr.gif

          • ✿♡❀♡❁ Tigerlily ❁♡❀♡✿
          • BeachSpin

            How many words a min does that kit type? She is moving! 😀

          • twifan2

            Words? 0.o
            Steno-Kitty just types ;D

          • BeachSpin

            Maybe mewmewmewmewmewmewmew…

          • twifan2

            pppuuuuurrrrrrrrfect! ;D

          • DLister

            I am so totally cracking up! Poor sweater-wearing kitty. It’s like the sweater is creating anti-doggie-fighting powers! Ha ha. Or is it simply humiliation? 🙂

    • Hey Dlister & welcome to the AATT family! Kick off your shoes and relax in our comfy living room. We don’t bite, I promise!!!

      • DLister

        Thank you SO much, Doc! I hope to contribute witty repartee and some solid opinions. I should also find and read the site commenting rules. Off to do that now. Cheers! 🙂

      • say_no_go

        Seuss, you are so sweet 🙂

    • BeachSpin

      Welcome DLister!!

  • italiano bambino

    Not saying Melissa didn’t do it but I seen bunch of woman of A daily basis who wear similar design but different brands clohes pants jmo. But if she indeed did it then show what kind of rich she is lol

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi Bam! 🙂
      How’s it going?
      Melissa is Tre rich-answer your question? 😉

      • italiano bambino

        Haha indeed hi babe 🙂 im in the back able to use my cell lol

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hi, bambino. check out this tweet. Is miami coming back?

          Purveyors of Pop @PurveyorsofPop
          POP’s back in school! Sing it “GIVE ME A SIGN, HIT ME BABY 1 MORE TIME” #bignews #rhom #married2med#luckyladies http://t.co/gzNRuFfWC2
          Retweeted by The Bravo Mistress®

          • twifan2

            I REALLY hope RHM is coming back! I’d watch that over RHNJ then! 🙂
            Wonder how many more people would go over to RHM? :/

          • WestCoastFeed

            Me, too. I didn’t see much of it, but I certainly liked the few episodes that i did see.

          • BeachSpin

            I LIKE Miami! I hope it’s true!!

          • italiano bambino

            Wcf sounds like there working to bring Rhom back hope they do.

        • twifan2

          I wish I could use my cell, but IT had an ‘accident’ the other morning.

          IT thought it could fly! ;D
          Glad you’re on at least! 🙂

    • Hey Bam… Happy Thursday!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Have you seen Kandi Buruss’ tweet? Show cancelled.

  • BeachSpin

    Enough said. 🙂

  • Trippinhhard

    Melissa is doing the same thingee JILL was accused of bringing back used clothes.
    Buy what you can afford, not what you want —needs and wants are two different things.
    I dislike POSER— I’m a sales, clearance or red tag kind of girl and wear it proudly..

    OT: Has anyone heard from Nan?..

    • BeachSpin

      Say it loud and proud Trippin’! This screams poser.

      • Trippinhhard

        I do and always will—- as my mother would say, ” child only a damn fool pay full price for anything”. Too busy laughing at the designers full price wearer, not being able to pay their bills on time, but I have my red bottoms.. lol

        • BeachSpin

          EXACTLY…like a single wide with a shiny new Mercedes parked in the dirt driveway.

          • Trippinhhard

            BeachSpin you giving them a good living condition
            In the south we say house proped up on all corner, rangy, falling down, but dressing to the nines, and driving a Lexus.. Ain’t that some crazy shit. Some ppl wear, ride, in their money. LOL

          • Hey boo….check your email.

    • say_no_go

      I am with you. These folks have champagne taste and a beer budget.

      • Trippinhhard

        So true and it’s funny to me, because they don’t look any better than anyone else dressed up..

  • Mustang

    I’m betting the tag attachment thingys are available on the interwebs, so that these upscale thieves can do it right. I would be willing to bet that the New Jersey franchise as a whole has perfected this felonious behavior.

    • Sick_Pleasure

      Try Office Depot…

      • Mustang

        Is that right? Wow.

  • She Stinks!

    Not surprised by this. Trash is as trash does.

  • What surprises me is that NYC’s top stylists and designers aren’t sending Melissa their latest creations for the amazing pr opportunity of being featured on the real criminal reality tv barnacles of new jersey.

  • Pinkie31

    I’m not surprise and I’m glad she finally got caught Melissa thinks everyone is so stupid an I’m sure it’s not the First Time Melissa has taken clothes back to the store after she’s had them on. Melissa is so trashy an low on so many levels.

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