My Sister’s Closet Celebrates 40 Years in Sugar Loaf

Owner Beth Duke on her wedding day in 1978, standing in front of the original location of MY SISTERS CLOSET

When she opened My Sister’s Closet in Sugar Loaf in 1973, 22-year-old Beth DuCharme thought of it as more of a “labor of love” than a career—a fun way to earn some income while pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology from SUNY New Paltz. She named the boutique for her lifelong habit of borrowing clothes from her two sisters, and she filled it with her own handmade items and the creations of local seamstresses …read more