SHOP the Lilly Pulitzer Home Collection from Garnet Hill
Hi! It’s Caroline here- Lilly’s Social Media Intern for the Summer! Three years ago (ahh seems like yesterday!) when I left to go to college at SMU, I was excited for everything- new friends, a big city, fraternities & sororities (no parents- woo!), warm weather and more. That is everything except for the 190-square-foot “cell” that was going to be my new home. Sure, I was in the dorm that was newly renovated and had an awesome view of the pool, but in the end, a dorm room IS a dorm room. Having an obsession with everything pink and green and Lilly, I was determined to make sure I was going to study in style! Sadly, I moved in pre-Garnet Hill/Lilly Pulitzer collection, so I was forced to get crafty with Lilly fabric and lots of monogram decals (my California roommate was sooo confused why I had my initials on everything- did I like think someone would steal my things??) I can only imagine the level of Lilly love I could have taken my room to if the Garnet Hill/Lilly Pulitzer Home collection had already launched. Lucky for you, you don’t have to imagine and you can get designing today! Contest info below…
SHOP Lilly Pulitzer Agendas
Lilly Pulitzer agendas make planning for everything in your life almost as fun as the events themselves! We know a lot of you were interested in seeing the inside of some of our agendas so we’re happy to share those with you now. Each of our agendas feature two pockets in the front, a section called “Dates to Celebrate” (don’t forget Nana’s birthday!), a “Reasons to Celebrate” page listing out all the 2013 holidays, and a section for important phone numbers & addresses. All the agendas, except for the Soft Cover Monthly planner, feature 18 months and a page of stickers as well.
Our Jumbo, Large, Soft Cover and Small Agendas feature weekly detail pages and monthly at-a-glance calendar pages for each month – all in different Lilly Pulitzer prints. The Jumbo Agendas (shipping later this month) are not pictured here but have the same calendar features as the agendas shown below:
Calling all Lilly Loving Greek leaders- we have some EXCITING news to share! Lilly Pulitzer is looking for 14 Sorority Representatives (one from each of the organizations that have a Lilly print) who are committed to promoting our exclusively designed sorority collections to their Greek organization’s chapters across the country! These lucky girls (because yes, it has some major perks!) will be in charge of facilitating Lilly Pulitzer’s relationship with their Greek organization nationally. Check out all the program details below & find out if you have what it takes! Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 9 11:59pm EST.
The latest royalty in the Pink Palace are all finally here- our summer interns! We ABSOLUTELY love when they arrive as their energy, smiles and big dreams add even more frills and thrills to each Lilly department. These top-notch Lilly Lovers will get to do some AH-mazing things that we hope to share with you on the blog- ooh la la! We’ll keep you updated as they seize new opportunities and even get into a little “proper” Pink Palace mischief! Until then, give our Summer interns a warm welcome…
View and print our game here!
If you haven’t yet visited our colorful and chic new home at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, it’s time you plan a trip! Stop in and play our fancy little game, “Explore our Store.” It’s super simple and fantastically fun game for Lilly Lovers of all ages!
Here’s how to play: Visit our new store at Phipps Plaza & ask for a game card (or print one out from the link above). Look closely at the images below and see if you can find these shapes, textures, patters & prints throughout the store! When you’re finished, find a sales associate and they’ll reward you with a lovely little Lilly surprise!* (prizes for the first 50 players)
TOMORROW (May 24, 2012) marks the opening of our latest and possibly MOST glamorous Lilly Pulitzer store – the retail store at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, GA. Lilly is not new to the Atlanta area (Mint Julep is an Atlanta-based Signature Store and Belk and Bloomingdale’s also carry Lilly) but we are very excited to give our Lilly Lovers a shopping experience in this fabulous location that will leave them talking and of course, coming back! Heather Skop is Phipp’s fearless leader and she brings with her a passion for fashion, a love of Lilly and great retail experience we know our Hotlanta customers will appreciate. Here’s more from Heather…
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a native Atlantian, but headed off to the sunshine state for college at Florida State University (go Noles!). In 2005 I moved to Franklin, TN where I opened my own clothing boutique (I’ve always had a love of fashion!). I have a Yorkie named Twiggy whom I adore and I’m so excited to be back in my home state of Atlanta and working at Lilly Pulitzer!
2. What’s your Lilly story?
My very first Lilly dress was purchased for a beachside wedding reception in the Palm Beach area. I naturally thought Lilly would be the perfect style for the occasion but when I starting trying on the dresses I fell in LOVE. I ended up buying 3 dresses that day instead of just the one that I went in for! (I bet this sounds familiar to some of you!)
Calling all GOLF FANS! Lilly is very excited to announce that we are the official apparel sponsor of Morgan Pressel, LPGA golfer, for her 2012 season! Morgan, who turned pro at age 17 and became the youngest player to win an LPGA championship, continues to play well on the tour this year. AND, she looks amazing in our Summer ’12 collection! Morgan is a long-time Lilly Lover who hails from Florida, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with her as she lights up (and brightens up!) the tour!
Our 2012 theme of “Lilly in Bloom” couldn’t be more fitting as we open retail stores across the country this year. In February, we were thrilled to open the doors to a retail store fit-for-a-queen, in Charlotte, NC. In a few short weeks, we will be opening another retail store in Atlanta, Georgia (we’re sure you’ll go nuts over this location!) and later this Summer, we’ll be opening the doors to our 19th retail store in Towson, MD!! (no more reason to feel crabby about not having a Lilly retail store near you in MD!)
As our retail stores bloom, our need for enthusiastic, experienced Lilly Lovers to staff our stores also grows. (Check our job openings here!) We decided to have a quick chat with recently promoted (because she’s AH-MAZING) District Manager, Courtney Bird, so she could give an insider’s view on what it’s like working in retail management at Lilly Pulitzer…
1. What is your favorite part about managing a Lilly Pulitzer retail store?
My favorite part of managing a Lilly Pulitzer retail store is that every day is different. Each day is like a fresh start and I always look forward to introducing a new customer to Lilly Pulitzer! And no matter what region you work in, the store staff is always in the resort mindset which is obviously a great way to start any day! When I was working in Chicago, I remember thinking how funny it was that outside was a snow storm and inside I’m selling beautiful Lilly printed shift dresses! You couldn’t ask for anything better – it’s like a mini–vacation every day!
2. In your experience, what makes the Lilly customer so unique?
Our girl is connected to the brand in so many ways- she remembers her first time wearing Lilly or giving Lilly as a gift and can’t wait to get a friend or family member hooked on the brand. Helping a customer enjoy her first experience with Lilly is always amazing. We love telling the Lilly story and seeing girls faces light up – it would make anyone’s day!!
It’s never too soon to plan for planning! No seriously, Lilly girls loooove to plan- after all, how do you pull off fabulous brunches by day and legendary parties by night — all without breaking a sweat?! (yes, we realize there’s about a jillion other things you do tucked in the middle but be honest- those are the highlights!) So we all have a not-so-little secret – it’s our constant companion, trusted adviser and dare-we-compare-it-to-oxygen Lilly agenda! We/You/Everyone loves it so much that we needed more, more, more! We’re excited to introduce you to THREE *new* styles of the Lilly agenda!!
o The Soft Cover Agenda: This is the same in size and layout as the large agenda we’ve offered in the past but it will have a flexible, plastic cover for a lighter weight version of the version you loved before – for the girl on the go!