Good for the Soul

A peek inside the fashionable finds at Wakefield's Therapy Boutique


When Candace Brown and Lauren Wells opened their boutique eight years ago, they wanted to provide a different kind of retail experience. They named the store Therapy, a play on the term “retail therapy,” and added a tag line: a cure for the wardrobe blues. And truly, if you are tired of running from store to store only to find the same exact things then a visit to Therapy will cure you. You won’t find any big box store brands here, plus you will receive the personal attention and service that you can’t get at the mall or online.

The first thing I was drawn to on a recent visit was the most striking cornflower blue color I’ve ever seen. It belonged to a beautifully tailored dress by Amy Matto, made of a material that managed to be structured yet amazingly soft. That quality of clothing repeats itself all through the store. Therapy feels like a little slice of heaven, filled with classic lines, cozy textiles and pieces that will stand the test of time. Alongside time-honored labels Saint James and Wooden Ships, there are some fun retro-inspired peasant blouses from Johnny Was and items from Ecru, Casting, Kokun and many more.

Don’t stop at the casual chic clothes though. Therapy carries jeans, jewelry, bags, scarves and belts to finalize your look. Stop in soon and pick up just the right outfit for Mother’s Day brunch, a graduation party or a night out at summer theater. You will find a perfectly polished and comfy outfit just right for any occasion.