Katherine Venzke, Helenas, Owner, “Get Local Fashion”
Katherine Venzke is the founder and proprietor of Helena’s. A former television and corporate media professional who produced shows for PBS, The Annenberg Channel, and Animal Planet, Katherine left the industry to start a family in 2001. Free from the structured looks of the corporate workplace, Katherine began to build an everyday wardrobe. While she was looking for great chic separates that to wear everyday and everywhere, Katherine immediately noticed a lack of boutiques catering to her demographic. Katherine set out to fill that gap in the marketplace. In 2005, she opened Helena’s in Arlington, named for her then two-year-old daughter. In spring 2008, Helena’s won a “Best of Boston” award. Last spring, Katherine opened a second Helena’s boutique in Belmont’s Cushing Square.