The secret to being fashion-forward, much like the secret to successfully taking out a doppelganger, is all in the choice of materials. Craft your own alter-ego-thwarting fashions with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 toward custom handbags and more at 1154 Lill Studio, a Chicago-based boutique with an online presence. Because shipping is included, this Groupon has a value of up to $80.
Whether you change purses as often as underwear or you stick with a style until it spontaneously combusts, Lill Studio's artificially intelligent website will help bag-slingers of all mindsets nimbly craft the perfect bag to fit any personal style. Choose a style and fabric from Lill's quality line of designer textiles, and within three to four weeks, you'll have a shiny new purse in which to store makeup, car keys, and your collection of expired library cards. Lill Studio carries durable fabrics in floral and feminine patterns, funky dots and swirls, regal tile patterns, bold colors, and handsome tweeds.
Dress a pleated Charlotte ($79) in Park Avenue green tweed or put paisley on the Christie ($59), a convenient makeup bag that will stand out amongst the black roller bags and briefcases in the overhead compartment and is pretty enough to leave on the counter every day. Eliminate re-gifting yet another box of Rice Krispies Treats cereal, and use the Groupon to give one of Lill's new Design a Bag kits. Each kit includes 30 fabric swatches for recipients to mix and match for their chosen style. If handbags just won't suit your sofa décor, Lill Studio also offers pillow customizing ($58–$134).
Like a good crystal skull for the mantle, a purse or bag is an investment; Lill Studio's quality craftsmanship and durable fabrics will support the books, apples, and gold-bullion bars you sling over your shoulder each day. Trendy designer bags fold you into the anonymous crowd of similitude before they become outdated overnight. Ditch a cookie-cutter bag-of-the-week for a chic, custom bag that will seamlessly complement any wardrobe while garnering the plaudits and envy of friends and strangers.
Check out Lill Studio on the CBS Early Show. Celebrities and critics at the NY Bridal Fashion Examiner and Celebrity Baby Blog love Lill Studio's custom bags. Yelpers in Chicago give 1154 Lill Studio an average of four stars:
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What began as a small operation out of founder Jennifer Velarde’s studio apartment is now a celebrated handbag business with three stores in two cities, an online boutique, and a slew of media accolades from magazines such as InStyle, Good Housekeeping, and Real Simple. The business owes its proliferation to Velarde’s touted lineup of custom-designed shoulder bags, bridal clutches, and totes. The creative trendsetter also provides her customers with a bevy of fabric swatches and styles so they can create their own designs during in-store or at-home handbag parties.