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Posts Tagged ‘Lillian’s’

Campaigning for Cindy McCain

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Do Republicans carry cheap handbags?
I spoke to the CEO of Lillian’s, the designer inspired accessories shop, who is determined to lure Cindy McCain into the new Lillian’s accessories shop on Grand Avenue during the Republican National Convention. The store, usually open just four days a month, will be open every day of the convention, giving McCain ample opportunity to shop.
Somehow, I’m thinking she’s more likely to pop up at Neiman Marcus.

Lillian’s: Taking over the world

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The owners of Lillian’s have been hounding me for some time. They wanted me to come check out their occasional store (meaning, open just one weekend per month) in Hastings. Then Chaska. Then Forrest Lake. Basically, name your third ring suburb, and there was Lillian’s selling designer inspired handbags and knock-off accessories. Honestly, I didn’t pay too much attention. But now, it’s hard not to notice: Lillian’s is moving in to the city – to South Minneapolis at 50th and Xerxes and in the former Karma space at 841 Grand Avenue in St. Paul (both opening Aug. 7 to 10). It’s hard to believe they can sell enough purses in four days to justify the monthly rent in either of those desirable retail districts, but the two women who started the company in 2005 are quite confident in our endless thirst for inexpensive bags. Stay tuned! | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved