Couture dress shop opens in Oakwood

After six years selling online, Reza Masoudi and his wife, Bahar, have opened a bricks-and-mortar location for their BAHAR & REZA couture dress shop in the The Shops of Oakwood.

The store at 2308 Far Hills Ave. specializes in made-to-order, “red-carpet” fashions, ranging in price from $600 to as much as $5,000.

Masoudi said his outfits have been worn to high-profile gala celebrity events, including the Oscars and the Golden Globes. He said his clients come from all over the globe, including Farah Pahlavi, the former Empress of Iran, who is featured wearing her BAHAR & REZA designs on the company’s website at

The company also sells ties and other accessories for men, and Masoudi said he will even, on occasion, design matching outfits for his clients’ pets.

“Nobody is doing what we do in Ohio,” Masoudi said. “We don’t have any competition here.”

BAHAR & REZA will hold an open house for invited guests at the Oakwood store at 7 p.m. on May 14.

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