By Heather Lusk
When Green Apple Lifestyle Boutique owner Shelly Petrowski decided to downsize, she knew she’d like to move her Michigan Road store to downtown Zionsville.
“It fits the mode of what I am,” she said. “It’s very quaint. Everybody’s so supportive of each other.”
The Westfield resident looked for a year for the right location and knew it when she found it.
“You go with your gut,” Petrowski said.
Three weeks later, she opened the 500-square-foot shop at 70 North Main St. at the end of November. She’s still settling into the new space and was eager to move during the holiday season.
Although the downsize resulted in the loss of space for fitness classes, she still has an area for spray tans and offers girls’ night out events.
Petrowski continues to stock apparel at fitness studios in Carmel and Westfield and teaches cardio drumming at IMX Studio in the Village of West Clay. But helping clients and personal store interaction are what she enjoys.
Petrowski created the store eight years ago to bring the “street-to-studio” concept locally so women can easily go from exercise sessions to other activities by throwing on a jacket or different shoes.
Although her clothes are active wear, Petrowski said they are suitable to wear for many occcasions.
“One person’s active isn’t another’s,” she said. “I think we’re all active in a sense.”
In October she launched the Core Box, a personal styling option that arrives by mail.
“Basically, I just put outfits together catered to each person,” Petrowski said.
Petrowski ships a box of individual clothing items or outfits that can be tried and returned with feedback if they don’t meet the customers’ needs.
Green Apple Lifestyle Boutique is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday by appointment.