The new Okemos store, Retail Therapy,
got its start four years ago in Saginaw when Celeste Saltzman’s job as a stay-at-home mom ended with her children grown out of the house, and she was looking for something else to do.
“We have a little tagline: ‘just what the doctor ordered,’” says Saltzman. “My husband is a physician, and it’s meant to be a great place for women to come and get a little perk up.”
The fun store for ladies’ fashion relocated to Okemos along with Saltzman and her husband’s move the Lansing area. After her husband accepted a job with Sparrow Hospital, Saltzman found the perfect spot to re-open Retail Therapy on Marsh Road.
“I found a little store in the Central Park Place that was perfect,” Saltzman says. “It was previously store, and the colors were already just my colors, so it was meant to be.”
Retail Therapy opened in early August and will likely celebrate a grand opening in September. The store offers premium denim, casual clothes and handmade jewelry and accessories for women. Saltzman currently employs two workers in the 950-square foot location.
“It’s not anything you could find in a department store,” Saltzman says of her inventory. “I buy small lines that are boutique-driven, and I buy in small quantities, because when you live in smaller community you don’t want to see yourself coming and going all the time. There is always something new coming in.”