ALPINE, N.J. — Stylist Julie Cohen makes her Alpine salon feel like a living room -- because it is.Cohen converted the first floor into a mini-boutique to help local women dress to impress.
“Many people feel overwhelmed when they go into a department store,” Cohen said. “With me, women are in and out in an hour and can leave with a luxurious brand, quality fabric at a fraction of the cost of what you get at an upscale department line.”
Cohen is showcasing a fall/winter collection until Oct. 6. She is also charitable items to support local organizations such as Marble Jam Kids in River Edge and Pet ResQ Inc. in Tenafly.
Cohen works with Worth New York, a Fifth Avenue company that helps entrepreneurial female stylists succeed in the fashion business by working from home.“It really started out as a career after I had kids,” Cohen said. “What I loved about the business was that when my kids were in high school and middle school, I could make my own schedule and set up my own day. It is the perfect job for a busy woman.”
Clients see Cohen by appointment. They come from throughout Bergen County and parts of New York.
“My clients are all people that I know and have relationships with or their friends,” Cohen said. “I also have customers that don’t even live here, who live in other states. They moved away to Florida and still shop online.“Every woman is built a little differently, so I try to find the best look that flatters them and is stylish.”