SOMA Women in Business — Julie Perlow-Greene, Retail Therapy

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Last fall, Matters Magazine cel­ebrated women in the South Orange-Maplewood business community with a feature spread on “Women in Business.” These women represent a range of  professions – from architecture and beauty to speech pathology and financial services. In all, 26 women-owned businesses are profiled. See the original Matters Magazine feature here.

Village Green has partnered with Matters Magazine to give these local women entrepreneurs a digital platform and is posting each profile individually on our website during the month of March — Women’s History Month. Today, we celebrate:

Julie Perlow-Greene, Retail Therapy

Julie Perlow-Greene, Retail Therapy. Photo credit: Jamie Meier.

Why I started my business
I’ve loved styling myself and others since I was a teen, adoring the self-expression which is possible in a “look”. After 15 years as a practicing clinical psychologist I was ready for a change. When I realized how much people loved my style and wanted me to find clothes and accessories for them, I decided to do it full-time.

My favorite moments in my business
The experiences of joy, sisterhood, freedom, self-acceptance and playfulness I see on a daily basis at my store.

What I’m most proud of
A new offshoot of my business, “Letting Go In Style”, is a closet liquidating service for those going through the loss or transition of a loved one. I am able to understand the feelings swirling around during these times and provide an accepting and practical option for “letting go” of a large wardrobe.


7 Highland Place, Maplewood

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