Leading Ladies 2017

Jenna Stockman


When Jenna Stockman bought Dorothy Williams, the venerable women’s clothing boutique in Wayland Square, she had big shoes to fill. Women had been shopping at the beloved store for generations. But Jenna has taken her creativity and her fashion experience - she worked for Tory Burch corporate in New York for over five years - and created something totally new in Providence, and a beautiful new beginning for the store. “I love bringing new fashion trends to Rhode Island, and discovering unique brands that my customers love,” she says. “While I’ve kept the name, I have dramatically changed our inventory. We now carry more casual/dressy casual and day-to-night wear.”

She reopened the store this past fall. Though she has kept some customer favorites, Jenna is also filling Dorothy Williams’ shelves with clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories. “We will have merchandise that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Rhode Island,” she says. Jenna also has more happy news from the store: “I recently got engaged to my fiance Jonathan. He proposed in the store, two weeks before the grand reopening. His family and my family were eating dinner across the street and surprised me after the proposal to celebrate.” A beautiful new beginning, indeed.

200 Wayland Avenue, Providence | 421-3625

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