Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What I’m Loving (this) Wednesday

Greetings from the Web Division all you LILL fans, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the things that I’m loving (obsessing) about this week.

1) Sample Sale, Sample Sale, Sample Sale: If you’re in Chicago this Saturday, head on over to our Headquarters for the sale, amazing gifts (for yourself and others) at prices you can’t beat. Doors open at 8 am. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping. Check out the Sample Sale Exclusive BELLA bag:

2) The fact that it’s my birthday this week – minus the fact that I’m turning one year older.

3) My new ANDI in Flocked Houndstooth – as Jen mentioned earlier this week, I’m falling for flocking myself – can’t wait to get my bag next week and start sporting it all around Chicago this Fall.

4) The Pick of the Week – design a fun and fashionable BRIANNA for yourself, or choice from one of the great ready-mades on our website, only $88 until 9.19.10 Shop Ready-Made Brianna's

5) I registered for the Hot Chocolate 15/5K this week – who doesn’t love a Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate Fondue and many other chocolate treats waiting for you at a finish line – check it out and sign-up with some friends!

6) This article on “The Twenty-Something’s – Poised to SHAKE OUR WORLD”

7) Loving my obnoxiously bold new workout shoes – in my mind they are the LILL version of footwear:

8) Falling in love with Fall and all the fashions that come with it….scarves are still big this year, loving this steal from Forever 21 (under $7) – would pair amazingly with a bag in Animal Instinct.
I hope everyone is having an amazing week, spoil yourself and design a fun new 1154 LILL bag for yourself this Fall – you won’t regret it.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sample SALE Saturday!

We are so excited for our 4th Sample Sale event this Saturday at LILL HQ - hope you can make it for amazing 40%- 80% off steals on ready-made samples bags, accessories, fabrics and more!
Date: Saturday, September 18th

Time: 8-12 Doors open at 8am - be there early!

Place: LILL HQ - 1511 W. 38th Street, Chicago IL 60609 (note: this event is at LILL HQ - NOT at our store location)

We have TONS of cute bags in stock for this sale - as well as lots of extra help to keep the sales floor as organized as possible. So bring your friends and get ready to scoop up some great bags for yourselves and for gifts!

Falling For Flocking

As the fall season gets fully under way, I find myself gravitating towards all things textural. Fall has always been my favorite season for dressing - I love the look of layers and the possibilities of combining colors, patterns and textures in a new way. At LILL, it is also my favorite time of year as our fall fabrics always include an aray of rich colors and textures - my favorite of which is flocking. Flocking is a process of creating texture by applying small particles of fabric to create a pattern with a velvety feel. The raised flocked texture creates a striking visual appeal and adds an extra dimension to the design and the tactile experience of the fabric. I am loving our flocked offerings this year. Check out the photo of some of my favorites - Clockwise - Flocked Houndstooth, Dottie, Whippany Paisley, Flocked Tiger and Red Sea. The patterns really pop when you add a colorful accent. If initial Fall orders are any indication, I'm not the only one falling for flocking. Happy Designing!
-Jen Velarde

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Fall fabrics!

New Fall fabrics are coming in a few weeks! Keep your eye out for the NEW! in the custom bag design fabric section. We added this feature to keep you in the loop.

From left to right: Apricot Floral, Raspberry Fizz, Gold Mine, Meow, Grass Green, Roses are Red, Onyx Rays, Belladonna Floral.

Happy designing!