By Jennifer Farnsworth
A career in fashion is something many people dream of. Lindsay O’Connor took her dream and made it a reality through hard work and a commitment to her vision.
O’Connor is the owner of Irene Leigh, a women’s leisure and athletic wear boutique at 454 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, inside the Saratoga Marketplace.
O’Connor said the idea for the store and the name dates back to her childhood. A native of Niskayuna, O’Connor said she started planning Irene Leigh when she was in the fifth grade.
“As a kid, I was always interested in fashion, coveting fashion magazines and learning to sew my own clothing. The name ‘Irene Leigh’ is a combination of my middle name and my cousin Brianna’s middle name. We dreamed as kids of being able to own our own store someday and the name stuck,” said O’Connor.