Store of the Week – Ocean Palm Williamsburg

Posted on October 10, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

Ocean Palm is located in historic Merchants Square in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Whether it is the changing of the leaves, the grand illumination or simply a perfect spring day, The Square is always bustling and full of life. We couldn’t think of a better place for our cheerful, colorful Lilly Pulitzer brand, could you?!

Where to find us:
411 W. Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 229-3961
Visit us online and on Facebook

Our history: Some years ago now, Janet Lane-Roberts, a British Lilly Lover, moved from northern Virginia where she owned a children’s store, to Virginia Beach. Janet’s daughter Emily, had always wanted her to open a Lilly store, and thought, what better time than the present?! That could be where this story ends happily ever after, but… the store took off and just as Lilly did many years ago, Janet found her self ready to expand. At this point, customers were traveling hours to get their hands on the sassy pink and greens of Lilly that brought smiles to their faces. So when the opportunity to open a second store came up, Janet jumped at the idea and here we are!  This Fall marks the beginning of our fourth amazing year here in Williamsburg. We are now making our own colorful mark on this historic town!

Our Fall Favorites: Elsa Top – EVERY COLOR & PRINT!  They are a great go-to piece from the first fall breeze right through spring!

Things we love: Williamsburg is also home to the wonderful college of William and Mary. [Go Tribe!] As freshman, Ocean Palm becomes part of the students’ college experience-  from the planners they buy to schedule their hectic (and fun!) lives, to the dress they wear at graduation just a quick four years later. It’s such a pleasure to dress their memories with fun and excitement!

Something you might not know: Janet is actually from Gloucestershire, England so we just love that Ocean Palm found a home here on the Duke of Gloucester Street-  it was meant to be!  Janet also has a soft spot for animals. Her dogs Ollie and Bruno are always present at Ocean Palm dinners, along with the new addition to the family, Emily’s spunky white lab Lilly!

Whenever in Colonial Williamsburg, be sure to stop by and say hi to Meredith, Lydia, Katie and Amber – we always love to meet new Lilly Lovers!

Mary Prendergast

Posted on October 11th, 2011 at 6:57am

What a great store
We Love you Janet and Ocean Palm


Jeanne Sailor-Ewe

Posted on October 14th, 2011 at 8:09pm

love your store…benn in several times and was very happy with my purchases.