petals and jackets began as a quarantine escape. Like most, I had a desire to click into a hobby. Rummaging through my wardrobe, perusing ebay, putting together looks with vintage and everyday staples and posting about it was mine. Over time my closet became an eclectic trove of sentimental treasures
Cut to spring of 2022, on a cold but sunny March walk, I ran into a pop-up store in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. The owner was looking for someone who wanted to resell vintage. I was like, pick me!
By the fall of 2022, the same storefront's lease became available and what was this initial hobby had molded itself into something bigger. I'd always dreamed about having a space to share my joy of fashion and thrifting, but I never navigated the logistics. I was over a decade deep in the funk of corporate advertising and I knew if I didn't try something new now, I probably never would
April 2023: introducing petals and jackets
The store's ethos focuses on curated vintage clothes and home things mixed with items sourced from mindful makers and women owned businesses here in Chicago, and around the world. My goal is to create a one-stop space to fill your lifestyle including clothing, jewelry, art, home goods, and apothecary
I'm passionate about helping others design a wardrobe and space that evokes pure joy, tells a story, and creates interesting conversation. There is always something new to learn about a person, place, or thing. And there is always a reason to be creative
An immense thank you to every single person involved along the way in helping Steven and I bring petals and jackets to life. Our journey wouldn't be what it is without you. We feel incredibly loved and supported