About Us

Wakefield and York is a contemporary women’s boutique carrying a mix of trendy and classic womenswear located in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. 

Founders & friends since 8th grade, Martha and Michelle have a special friendship that has lasted many years.

Michelle, Creative Director at Wakefield & York, studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology which led to a diverse career in fashion and interior design.  Her love for beautiful homes and spaces helped her excel at Ethan Allen for over 10 years.  Following her love for fashion, she embarked on the fashion world at Saks Fifth Avenue NYC styling clients from all over the world. Her complex background includes roles with Burberry, Prada, Michael Kors, and Brioni Menswear.  After living in Manhattan for 10 years, Michelle moved to New Jersey and quickly saw the lack of contemporary boutiques with a mix of trendy and classic, casual and fancy.  The idea of Wakefield & York was born with her fellow fashionista, Martha. 

Martha, Fashion & PR Director at Wakefield & York, owned and operated Runway Boutique in Caldwell, starting the brand back in 2009-2015. Martha noticed women were following trends and lost their individual fashion sense.  Martha has met much success with the Runway Brand, styling clients, buying unique merchandise, and creating a fun fashion atmosphere. With a strong following and features in magazines such as People Style Watch, US Magazine, Oprah Magazine & The Today Show.  

Together with their experiences, Martha and Michelle decided to combine their strengths and create a beautiful store with unique pieces. 

Michelle Gettings is born and raised in New Jersey. She resides in Verona, NJ with her husband and little girl.

Martha Fava is born and raised in New Jersey. She resides in Caldwell, NJ with her husband & two children.