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Ex-Merchant: Westwood More Appealing Than Ridgewood

Women's clothing store Anais moved to Westwood from its former location in Ridgewood citing better parking, more fashionable.

Shoppers searching for women's clothes in downtown Westwood have one more option, and it's a familiar one if they also shop in neighboring Ridgewood.

Anais Boutique opened in the former location of  on Westwood Avenue Thursday. The store carries moderately-priced contemporary women's clothing, including some items imported from Europe, according to owner Aiden Tolouie.

The store originally opened in Ridgewood, but Tolouie , he previously told Patch.  

Tolouie said he thought Westwood could be a better fit for Anais because it is more "fashion-oriented" and has better parking.

"Westwood is more appealing as a town," Tolouie said. Anais also has locations in  and .

, touting high fashion for small humans, has replaced Anais on East Ridgewood Avenue.

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Cold Rain September 07, 2012 at 01:30 PM
The former location of, "What When Wear.". Wonder what hardships they felt in Westwood?
Dennis Martinez September 08, 2012 at 10:37 AM
He'll find out in time that the parking situation in Westwood is not that much better than Ridgewood. Westwood more fashinon orientated; hardly!
Ridgewooder September 09, 2012 at 01:10 AM
RIdgewood needs more "name brand" mall type stores like Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret, etc.

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