About us

Three women from Brookline – a pair of identical twins (Sandy and Ilene) and their best friend (Marcie) dreamed of opening a very special women’s clothing store. It was 1979 and they/we were about to break all the rules.

  • Leasing 225 square feet of retail space on the second floor of an office building
  • No business plan or financial backing
  • No credit

Not a native born New Englander among us, we wanted to bring New York to Boston at a time where, well, Bostonians were still a little stuck in a fashion rut. We wanted a store that encouraged women to step “out of their boxes” and experience the joys and pleasure of fashionable clothes in a fun, nurturing and exciting environment. And thus The Studio was born.

With an incredible amount of chutzpah and energy we’ve worked hard to earn our customer’s trust and loyalty. Thirty eight years later we are still growing and learning in an ever changing world.