Store of the Week – Persnickety Palm

Posted on October 24, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Of course Spring & Summer are high-times for all Lilly Lovers, but the team at Persnickety Palm loves a celebration any time of the year!  A perfect example of their we-know-how-to-have-fun attitude is the annual Halloween parade that happens every year (on Halloween day so mark your calendars!) – marching right past their shop!  What a perfect excuse to sneak shopping into your holiday celebrations!

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Persnickety Palm
1 Loudoun St. SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
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Persnickety Palm is located in a unique 19th century building in the heart of historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia. We (Linda and Peter) believe that resort chic is more than summers at the beach. It’s a style and state of mind for everyday life. It’s not only our ideal, it’s our trademark: Bringing Resort Chic to Everyday Life…All Year Long.™

Halloween is a special time of year for us because Leesburg’s Annual Halloween Parade is the longest running Halloween parade east of the Mississippi River – 54 years and counting. Who knew????? Costumed revelers, floats, horseback riders and marching bands strut their way right past our shop, passing out candy to the trick-or-treating crowds that line the street. It kicks off a great season of festivities for Persnickety Palm, with our own “Annual Turkey, Tinsel and Birthday Cake” celebration in honor of Lilly Pulitzer’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and an amazing Christmas season. And the Lilly jeep, with some of our favorite Minnies waving from the backseat, is always a huge hit in Leesburg’s annual Christmas parade. Don’t get us wrong, we L-O-V-E Spring and Summer, but the late-year holidays are a great opportunity for us to show why Resort Chic really is a year ’round way of life.

What else makes us unique? Maybe it’s our pink and green leopard print tissue paper. Or maybe the custom pink and green leopard print curtains. Why? Like Lilly we love animals, especially cats. (Psst – your four-legged friends are always welcome in our shop!) And is there anything more classically chic than leopard print (with a Lilly Pulitzer inspired twist, of course!)? Yes, we’re a little different than your typical Signature Store, from the historic building to the Harold Kraus paintings on the wall to the bamboo ladders showing off our Murfee scarves and vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. But at Persnickety Palm we believe that being a little different is “Essentially Lilly.”

Please swing by when you are in our neck of the woods (about 40 miles west of Washington, DC, not too far from Dulles Airport), and show us how you wear your Lilly and strut your “Resort Chic” self all year long! ;-)

Julia and Millicent

Posted on October 26th, 2011 at 9:36pm

Our FAVE LP store! Charming and chock full of irresistables!


Heather R. Fahmy

Posted on April 17th, 2014 at 5:33pm

My daughter and her friend visited your store today. My daughter is looking for a long, lily dress with the thought of wearing it to prom.

However, they left very insulted. Told only vintage clothes, no long gowns because it is too early and how very expensive each item cost. Are you kidding me??? Maybe order a dress? You couldn’t offer to show them the Lily catalog? You couldn’t suggest where they might be able to find one to buy. You assumed that they were just looking and that they really couldn’t afford your clothes. You were snobby.

As the mother, I will never spend a dime in your store again. I will tell the story of the girl’s experience at your store. I am insulted. I hope the time you had to spend with them didn’t keep you from all the other customers racing to buy at your store.


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