Dianne & Gabrielle Melillo of Season 2 Consign Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association
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Dianne & Gabrielle Melillo of Season 2 Consign Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

February 23, 2024 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX - The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named Dianne & Gabrielle Melillo, owners of Season 2 Consign in Colts Neck, NJ, as 2023 Franchisees of the Year. The Melillo’s were honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator duo.

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about - providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize Dianne & Gabrielle Melillo with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt their work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their involvement in their communities, embodying the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a strong and healthy culture with their workforce, and assisting their fellow franchisees when called upon.

Founded in 2020, Season 2 Consign is a 100% female-owned non-traditional retailer, offering high-quality, authentic luxury handbags and accessories to clients worldwide. Maintaining showrooms nationwide, the brand provides a centralized marketplace to consign and sell luxury handbags from renowned brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, and many more, placing an emphasis on sustainability and accessibility in the luxury space. Sisters and co-founders Erika Tapia Schrieber and Monica Tapia-Mularski bring over 15 years of expertise in the luxury handbag resale industry. Recognizing a significant gap in the market, the sisters created a modern and streamlined consignment model that offers an elevated aesthetic and exceptional customer service.

“We are beyond proud to have Dianne & Gabrielle recognized for their incredible work as franchisees,” said Tapia Schrieber. “Their passion and commitment are exemplary and represent the qualities we look for in all of our potential partners. The pair have gone above and beyond to embody the Season 2 Consign values and help us continue on our mission of bringing high-end consignment options to their community, having recently signed on to open their second location. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with them and to support their journey as entrepreneurs to find success through our system.”

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