The Green Room is a welcome escape from big box stores and a ‘must visit’ when in Stratford. Helen Matheson, the owner, lovingly curates the treasures ranging from a huge selection of Hunter Boots to sassy greeting cards, from a select range of lingerie to Pendleton plaid shirts.
The Green Room started as a music store when Helen and her former husband moved to Stratford. Buying antique cupboards to put stereo equipment on gave her the buying bug. She came across white dinner jackets at a market and the city lined up to buy them. The Green Room became the place to find prom outfits – 50’s prom dresses – and Helen the styler to teens. During June, boys could often be found getting lessons on how to tie bow ties from Helen. Next up was Hawaiian shirts, speakeasy clothing, fashion from Toronto designers, and many other eclectic type items.