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Archangel Boutique owner Lashonda Jefferson opened shop in 2007 in Lower Mills, attracted to the foot traffic in the neighborhood business district.

Archangel Boutique owner Lashonda Jefferson opened shop in 2007 in Lower Mills, attracted to the foot traffic in the neighborhood business district.

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Lower Mills shop owner enjoys freedom of self-employment with Archangel Boutique

After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up the entrepreneurial itch. Since her days as a high school student at West Roxbury High School, she had an interest in fashion. Opening a clothing store seemed like the right mix of passion and practicality. Over the last ten years, she has built her store, Archangel Boutique, into a profitable business that provides her full-time employment.