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Store of the Week – Pink Boulevard

Posted on September 6, 2011 in More Fun by | 2 comments

The Pink Boulevard team was just with us here at the Pink Palace last week buying for Spring of 2012.  While they worked to bring their customers Lilly for the next Spring season, we got the scoop on Pink Boulevard & what sets them apart!

Come find us!
639 Freshfields Drive, Johns Island, SC 29455
Store hours: 10-6 Monday-Friday and 1-6 on Sunday
Online and on Facebook

A little bit about them… Pink Boulevard opened in April 2007 by owner, Kelsey Nichols. At the time of opening, Kelsey was a recent Clemson University graduate and was just 22 years old!  Her long-time love of Lilly and her mom’s experience and passion for being a boutique owner, gave Kelsey the confidence to go headlong into the world of retail and become a small business owner herself.  Just 4 years (and a Lillyfied wedding!) later, the store has been a great addition to the Freshfields Village (located at the Crossroads of Johns Island, Kiawah and Seabrook Island) where Kelsey describes her shop as the Cheers of retail.  They adore their customers and know [just about!] everyone’s name that walks in their door!

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A Fall Favorite – The Fannie!

Posted on September 1, 2011 in More Fun by | 3 comments

Lilly does color – always has, always will.  We have to say, we absolutely loooove it when trends fall in line with what we do best.  Colored denim – CHECK! Colorblock – CHECK!  (The ever-fashionable Abraham is embracing the trend in his designs and his wardrobe)  Colorblocking is a trend we’ve been seeing since spring & it has no plans to leave us in the dark anytime soon.

Abraham & Erin, two of our finest dress designers, inspired by a very chic vintage Lilly dress [dating back to the mid-60's!], designed one of our favorite fall dresses, the Fannie, with the colorblock trend in mind.  They fell in love with the whipstich detailing and incorporated the body style of our best-selling Finn dress to create a versatile knit dress that goes from end-of-summer bare to early-winter layered!

The Fannie comes in three colorways – Brazilian Brown Combo & Pink Tomato Combo – available now and a Bright Navy Combo available in our September delivery.  Adorbs in every color!

2011 Fashion’s Night Out with Lilly

Posted on August 31, 2011 in More Fun by | 1 comment

It’s that time of year again! (Dare we say the most WONDERFUL time of the year?!) The one night.. actually week that you can celebrate fashion and treat yourself to the newest delectable fall styles! Fashion’s Night Out, originally established in 2009 by Vogue Magazine as a way to stimulate the retail economy in New York, has been embraced by fashion lovers worldwide.  This year “FNO”  runs September 1st through September 8th culminating in national & international events on September 8th- including parties at 13 of our Lilly Pulitzer corporate retail locations!

But Lilly is giving you an entire week to join in on the fun!  Starting tomorrow, September 1st, until September 8th, you can pick up this exclusive Lilly printed collectors tote when you spend $250 or more at any Lilly Pulitzer corporate retail location!  So celebrate fashion with Lilly all week and plan to join us next Thursday at one of our participating party locations!  And be sure to “check-in” with us on Facebook Places or Foursquare for an added Fashion’s Night Out bonus goodie from Lilly!

Crazy for Colored Denim!

Posted on August 30, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Colored jeans is a Fall look Lilly can definitely get behind. (we just feel like jeans & behind belong together in the same sentence- don’t you think?!) We love it when trends fall into line with what Lilly does ALL the time- creating fashionable pieces in bright, happy colors! It doesn’t hurt to see all the celebs taking part in this cheerful trend either. Lilly’s always known that Fall doesn’t have to be drab & it’s exciting to see other designers getting on board with color as well.

It’s a no-brainer – if you’re a Lilly girl, our colored denim is for you- it matches everything you’ll be adding to your Lilly wardrobe anyway – if you don’t consider yourself a “Lilly girl” (shame, shame but we’ll forgive you), then give our colored denim a try and we know you’ll be hooked!

Lilly’s colored denim in Pink TomatoCameo WhiteAzelea Pink

Study in Style!

Posted on August 26, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

1. Cupcake paperclips (who cares what the papers say!)
2. Waste *ahem* recycling basket
3. The-we-need-extra-seating-in-this-room-pouf
4. Jade Lamp
5. Bubblicious wall mirrors
6. Totes cute shower totes
7. Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill- Sisters Floral Bedding
8. Jonathan Adler whale of an eraser eraser

Oh moms & dads, going back to school when you’re in college just isn’t the same as grade school. No longer are you simply stocking up on Justin Bieber folders, Hello Kitty pencils and the latest in locker gadgets – oh no, we’ve taken it up a notch. Sure, you still need the basics for studying & such but now we’ve moved from composition books to cosmopolitan looks for our dorm rooms & college apartments.  Stocking up has never been more fun! (and more expensive but really, more fun!)

Here were some goodies a few of us found as we were daydreaming back to our years in college saying “ooohhh, if I was going back to school, I’d totally need these!!”  (I bet JC would’ve liked these too)  Good luck in college ladies & be sure to send us pics of your Lilly-inspired rooms & apartments!

There’s Nothing Sweeter!

Posted on August 23, 2011 in Inspiration by | Comment

We have a thing for candy… and it just so happens, we have a thing for diamonds too (duh!)  So our print designer Jeff, created this jacquard print that combines BOTH!   A trick of the eye – those with a sweet tooth might see the candy and those who are sweet on a man in their life might see the diamond ring.  Either way, we want it!

See it in the Evie Dress (a customer FAVE!) and the Vanessa Dress.

Store of the Week – Palm Place Manasquan

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Up this week for our Store of the Week is a jersey shore favorite – Palm Place of Manasquan!  The beautiful beach town of Manasquan is exactly where Lilly Lovers enjoy spending their summers & weekends – it’s still Summer at the shore so make plans to visit Palm Place as you enjoy your final days soaking up the sun!!

Come find us!
161 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-223-1655
Store hours: M-S 10-5, Sunday 11-4
(extended seasonal hours during the summer as well!)
Find us online and on Facebook

Our Store History:  Ted Smith, owner of Palm Place, opened his first store in Shadyside, Pennsylvania back in 2003 when he and his wife, Eileen moved to the Pittsburg area. Turns out, Ted was actually born in Pittsburg many years ago (he said this, I swear we’re not calling him old!) but hadn’t returned since he was a tot and he was excited to bring the Lilly brand and story westward.  Shortly after the Shadyside location opened, another Palm Place opened in Sewickly, PA. Manasquan was actually the 3rd location Ted opened in 2005.  Last year, Ted & Eileen made a bittersweet decision to return to their old haunts of the Jersey Shore to be closer to friends & family. (Ted is going to be a first-time grandfather very soon!) As they settled down in New Jersey, they opened their newest location in Princeton!

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Meet our new Fall BFFs!

Posted on August 18, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

“Slub” – definitely not the best name we’ve ever heard for a fabric but boy oh boy, when you give our cotton slub jersey pieces a try, you’ll absolutely fall in love!  For those of you who like to geek-out about all things fashion, here’s a little more info about cotton slub: (and for those of you who already love it & want to know what’s available, skip this and read below!!)  Cotton slub is a fine jersey combined with slub yarn that creates the ultimate texture for any knit garment.  ”Slubbed” or nubby yarn is yarn that has soft lumps (areas where the yarn is bunched or wider than it should be) and was initially seen as a defect caused by the automated process of spinning yarn but because of the textures that nubby yarn can create, designers began to create slub yarn purposefully to add interest and texture to garments and upholstery.  Best of all, it PRINTS fabulously. (an absolute MUST for Lilly- obv!)

OK, so maybe a little too much detail for you but here’s what you really need to know:  these pieces are absolutely adorable and completely effortless.  Throw on a printed tee (short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve & long sleeve for any weather) and a pair of jeans, accessorize and you’ll steal the show without a second take.  LOTS of options including the Cassie Dress for those who want to take the drama up a notch!

Cassie Top: now available in Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Bright Navy Standing Ovation; available for pre-order in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Lexi Crew: now available in Bright Navy Standing Ovation, Pink Tomato Standing Ovation, Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Multi Big Dress Rehearsal; coming soon in-stores in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Mandy V-Neck (long sleeve): now available in-stores in Bright Navy Dress Rehearsal and Pink Tomato Standing Ovation; coming soon in-stores in Starry Blue Drama Queen and Bright Navy Heel Yeah
Cassie Dress: now available in Cameo White Thrill of the Chaise and Multi Big Dress Rehearsal; coming soon in Bright Navy Heel Yeah
The Lexi Crew & the Cassie Top is also be available in True Navy, Hotty Pink, Classic White solids.

So there you have it – a textile lesson that makes perfect fashion sense!

SHOP BY PRINT!!

Posted on August 17, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Why, yes – we are shouting that.  Shop Prints may well be THE most exciting feature about our newly launched lillypulitzer.com site.  And let’s be honest, it is very hard to choose just one feature but we do play favorites over here and Shop By Print- yeah, well she’s our baby.   We’ll wait while you take a spin…..  [looking at cuticles...ugh...need to cut them...  oh wait...someone just commented on my wall post... LOL- you too, Jess...what time is it, anyway...]

So you’re back?! You love it, right???  I mean, you all have been asking — FOR-like-EVER for this feature!  We knew we had to bring it to you all and it was NUMERO UNO on our list of  must haves when we began designing the new website.  Be sure to check out the “Inspiration Behind the Print” descriptions and the how a print becomes a print video- so fun!  And lastly, we think you’ll adore the fact that you can blow up the prints to full screen and find where we’ve hidden Lilly!

Pulling it All Together

Posted on August 16, 2011 in More Fun by | Comment

Sure, Lilly prints make a statement all on their own but really, what Lilly girl doesn’t looove to accessorize?!

1. Luck be a Lady Necklace 2. Not Just Fringe Necklace 3. Showstopper Cuff in Orchard Pink & True Navy 4. Tusk Tusk Cuff 5. Not Just Fringe Necklace-Small 6. In a Knot Bangle 7. Mini Diva Bangles in Multi, Orchard Pink & True Navy