Terese Zache


Terese was only 15 when she knew what she wanted to do as her career. Her interest in fashion was originally sparked when she did modeling and helped to plan events for a department store in town. Terese, who also had a passion for art, realized she could bring the worlds of fashion and art together by becoming a clothing designer! Terese received her fashion design degree from UW-Madison and the Fashion Institute in New York City. Terese then returned to her hometown of Madison to open Terese Zache Designs in 1981. She designed and constructed more than 1,500 original pieces over the next 20 years.

Her designs have been worn at the White House, Grammy’s and many other prestigious business and social events locally and abroad. Her talent, education, and design background gives her a unique perspective on fashion suited to Madison, The Midwest…or anywhere! In 2003 Terese opened the first Terese Zache Designs retail store in Middleton. She then moved to the Hilldale Mall where she stayed for 9 years and is now happily located in her new boutique just outside the West Towne Mall!

Ask Terese Zache herself what works with your shape and style.

Terese Zache


Terese Zache Designs was opened 13 years ago by local designer Terese Zache.

Since then, the store has become Madison’s most stylish destination for women’s clothing. Our store is home to exclusive brands from around the world as well as many made right here in the USA. Terese’s understanding of clothing both inside and out has resulted in a collection of unique quality pieces unlike any other. We offer a feel-good environment with our friendly staff whose mission is to help you look your best. A multiple Best-of-Madison (Gold in 2015 and 2016!) award winner, Terese Zache Designs has become a favorite among boutique shoppers in Southern Wisconsin and beyond.


1973 - Teen Board!

Terese was one of two girls selected from Edgewood High School to be on the Teen Board at Manchester’s Department Store on the Square, where she participated in fashion shows and other special events. This sparked her interest in fashion.

1977 - UW-Madison & NYC Fashion Institute

UW-Madison & NYC Fashion Institute.  Terese attended both UW-Madison & the Fashion Institute in NYC, where she majored in Fashion Design and graduated with honors at both schools.  While in New York City Terese also did some modeling work in her “spare time” for brands like Clairol.

1981 - TZD begins

Terese establishes Terese Zache Designs in her home studio.  Over the years, Terese conceptualizes, tailors and finishes over 2000 original pieces for her clients as a full-time fashion designer for select clients, with designs worn at the White House, Grammy’s and social events.

2000 - The “Design Line”

Terese creates an original, customized collection of approx. 35 coordinated pieces of professional and social fashions.  Unique fabrics were special ordered from Spain, with construction handled by a group of Russian seamstress in Chicago.  Clients ordered pieces in their size with hand selected fabrics & colors just for them.

2003 - TZD Opens in Greenway Station!

Terese opens her first retail store in Greenway Station in Middleton, where she sells her own custom Design Line fashions and her favorite boutique designer collections.

2006 - Hilldale Mall

Terese Zache Designs relocates to a larger space Hilldale Mall when Hilldale undergoes its first major expansion in decades, adding apartments, retail storefronts and “Main Street”.

2010 - Governor’s Trailblazer Award

The State of Wisconsin awards Terese the Governor’s Trailblazer award.
This award recognized her contribution to the state as a business owner for over 25 years.

2014 - TZD moves to West Towne

Terese’s new boutique opens just outside of West Towne Mall on Madison’s West Side (her current location).

2016 - TZD evolves to “TZ Boutique”!

Terese Zache Designs tweaks the brand’s name to Terese Zache Boutique to better showcase the business as the area’s best upscale women’s specialty store, but continues to offer the same unique boutique clothing, accessories and outstanding customer service as always!