About 10 years I watched two of my friends from college, Jen Velarde (Founder) and Robin Newberry, start a custom handbag company called 1154 LILL. It started with a simple booth at Market Days (where I bought my first LILL wallet), and somewhere along the way it became a chain of stores and a nationally recognized brand name.
If you live in Chicago you probably already know about 1154 LILL (because you see their bags everywhere and because of their presence on Armitage). To celebrate Mother's Day they are offering a unique opportunity to celebrate YOU while spending much needed time with your mom. They are also offering a special discount to Chicago Parent readers…..enjoy!
How often do you really spend quality time with mom doing
something you both enjoy? In the spirit of Mother's Day, 1154 LILL
Studio Custom Handbags is offering the perfect excuse to spend some
Mother-Daughter time together - designing handbags! Book a design
appointment with your mom at LILL's Armitage location now thru May
9th and you'll both enjoy 15% off your total purchase. Sip on
drinks while you mix and match fabrics and colors to design
one-of-a-kind LILL Bags for yourselves or switch it up and design
for each other! Before you leave, Mom will receive a special gift
from LILL. Your bags will be individually tailored at LILL's
Chicago headquarters and sent out in 3-4 weeks time - perhaps
another time to get together for a bag-reveal session! Simply call
773.477.5455 to book your Mother-Daughter appointment today!
Fine print: 15% Discount is valid on ready-made or custom order purchases. Not valid on gift certificate or Design a Bag Kit purchases. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, Groupons or promotions. Offer valid in-store only for pre-booked Mother-Daughter appointments 4/1-5/9/10.
Also - LILL is offering 15% off our Design a Bag Kit gift sets thru 5.9.10 (great Mother's Day gift idea - it's basically the LILL concept in a box) - online only. You can enter the promo Code: "ChicagoParent" at checkout to get the discount. Here is a link to our Design a Bag Kit page: http://www.1154lill.com/Gift+Ideas/Design+a+Bag+Kits/
Are you a fan of 1154 LILL? Feel free to comment.
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
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