Posted on June 27, 2011 in More Fun
It’s no surprise that a lot of our stores are located in Florida or near the beach somewhere but is that fair to our landlocked Lilly Lovers? NO! That’s why Lilly Pulitzer was brought westward in 2001 with the opening of Under the Palm Tree in Overland, Kansas. Our new[ish] owner, Mimi Markel-Alderman, is going to share a little bit about Under the Palm Tree and why she’s thrilled to brighten up the midwest with some Lilly…
Under the Palm Tree
4823 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209
Find them online or on Facebook
Monday to Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
I have been a huge Lilly Lover all of my life. I love all the amazing colors and the colorful life story that goes with it! My Mother, who is now 86 years old wore Lilly and started me in Little Lilly shifts when I was young. I continue to carry on this tradition with my children Annie and Betsy. I feel the color and prints make people happy and show a great enjoyment of life. I had been in sales for over twenty years and was interested in owning a Lilly Pulitzer store for many years- now I do!
Overland Park, Kansas has been voted one of the best places to live in the country. Our shopping center is made up of many specialty stores owned and operated by their owners. It is a special outdoor mall with many diverse stores and recently, we had the pleasure of bringing 3 of our customers, who won a Facebook contest, to our great city for our Grand Anniversary Party. It was terrific to meet these customers and share our success with them! We really pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Our staff works each day to make sure our customers needs and wants are always met. We even have an extra helper on our team – a Bischon named Lilly who is Hotty Pink!
My favorite product from the Summer of 2011 is anything in the Hotty Pink Skinny Dippin Print. I love to swim and three of my children are very active in their swim and dive programs. This print is the true essence of Summer Time Fun.