Tamara Stepchuk-Forrest and Olenka Stepchuk went to university to study art history and forestry, respectively. What they didn’t know at the time was if they fast-forwarded 20 years, they’d be running a family fashion empire.
The Stepchuk family’s story is all about staying power. To have that in a world where everything changes with the seasons requires not only resilience, but also a willingness to change and adapt quickly and constantly.
The first store, opened by their mother, Lydia, in 1977, was a consignment shop in the ByWard Market. Lydia, who is a clearly visionary, opened in a neighbourhood that had virtually …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen