At the Core
Green Apple Boutique Offers Workout Apparel & Unique Items From Local Artists
Photographer / Erik Coser
Fashion, family and health have always been passions for Shelly Petrowski, owner of Green Apple Active Lifestyle Boutique. Known in the Zionsville community simply as Green Apple Boutique, it has been located at 222 North Main Street since November 2017. Specializing in active and workout-wear apparel, the shop also offers spray tans as an additional wellness benefit.
“The name was created as a collaboration of what the root of the store signifies,” Petrowski says. “‘Green Apple’ represents health and wellness, ’Active Lifestyle’ represents how we live – that mentality of go-go-go to taking care of kids, to the gym or studio, to work, to grocery shopping, to date night, and ‘Boutique’ because we represent small quantities of several lines. The tanning was added as another wellness benefit. It’s nice to be tan and not worry about the health risks of damaging the skin.”
In addition to active attire at price points that vary from $30 to $100 with labels such as Alo, KiraGrace, and Noli, the shop also carries one-of-a-kind wearable items from local artists. Popular items are the Leather Feather Stone handbags, all hand-stitched by Brooke Lindemann. Local yoga teacher Tammy Bothwell is the creator behind Mala bead necklaces and wraps by Sundara Jewelry. Stackable necklaces and bracelets from J.Nicole Jewelry, all hand-beaded and strung by the artist, are also available.
Another facet of Green Apple is the Core Box, a shipped package of customized apparel for each client. The boxes can ship monthly, every other month or quarterly. No two boxes will ever be the same since customers fill out a profile identifying their lifestyle and apparel preferences. Prices start at $150 plus a $20 stylist fee and must have at least two pieces. Approximately $10 of the stylist fee can be applied to the cost of items purchased.
“We have a large variety of brands,” Petrowski says. “We carry a small quantity of each item, so the item remains unique to the client. We’re a small town, it’s nice not to always dress the same as your neighbor.”
Petrowski speaks from experience since she is originally from the small town of Sawyer, Michigan. Her husband’s previous career as a professional football player brought the couple to the area when he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. These days, he works for The Kenney Corporation in Zionsville.
“We loved the area and the people so much, we planted our roots and decided to stay,” she says. “We have a beautiful, healthy four-year-old daughter, Lyla, and a second little girl on the way due in September. We are very family-oriented people, so this area has allowed us to be within driving distance to my family in Michigan and his family in Terre Haute.”
Besides growing the boutique’s business both locally and online, Petrowski teaches fitness classes at IM=X in the Village of West Clay where she has a small pop-up store. She also has other satellite locations in StudioRE above the Carmel racquet club and Altered Physique off of Michigan Road.
“My clients are truly amazing,” she says. “Not only have they allowed me to follow my dream by their constant support, but I’ve gained so many friends and have created a family here. I care deeply about my Green Apple Ladies. The support of this community is far more than I ever dreamed I would find in life. We are truly blessed.”
Green Apple Boutique is located at 70 N Main Street in Zionsville. You can give them a call at 317-586-8727 or visit them online at thegreenappleboutique.com for more information.