Bess & Loie Pop-Up Shop

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Left to Right: Jennie Bishop, Allyson Holleb, Jennie’s Sister Kate.

The sunny store front of Bess and Loie Pop-Up Shop beamed at me as I drove past. I instantly took that as a good omen and lit up with optimistic thoughts of all the treasures I might find that Wednesday evening.


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Allyson Holleb, the owner of Bess & Loie, personally greets me at the door with a boisterous, “Hi!” and offers my a cool drink to combat the heat from outside. I thanked Ally for her hospitality and gingerly sipped the bubbly beverage while I shopped.

For this event, Ally brings a roster full of top notch designers that she works with with throughout the years and a few new bright faces! I literally found a bag or a piece of jewelry for every occasion and stylish desire.

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 A smattering of the offerings from the pop-up store.

I discovered my new work bag on the floor in the most attractive shade of Ube purple with gold hardware and lots of room for stuffing! My rocker chic side came out after I saw the Aragon ltd. collection, which has this wickedly bright pink knotted rope necklaces that looks like a soft jumbo pretzel and a psychedelic pair of earrings made out of tie-dyed graduation tassels. I thought both pieces were just too cool for school!

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Clockwise: Aragon ltd., 80’s inspired clutches, Thieverie

A couple other lines that I’m infatuated with are Thieverie which has the most amazing textured clutches that features this odd asymmetrical unfinished flap that I’m obsessed with and Wildeyed*’s stackable bangles in a variety of shaded beads. Very strong pieces that will definitely get noticed from across a crowded room.

That concludes my round-up of favorites, and I think I’ll stress one more time that I thoroughly enjoyed this shopping experience! Ally was really fun and she’ll treat you like one of her girlfriends. The selection was phenomenal and so were the prices. I hope all the accessory fiends can come out this weekend because you don’t want slip-up by missing this fabulous pop-up shop!

Now through Sunday, April 18, 2010, 1117 W. Armitage 

Friday – Saturday 10:30am – 7:30 pm
, Sunday 11:00am – 5:00 pm

-Yen Le

Source: bess&loie, thieverie, wildeyed*, Aragonltd

Photos: Second City Style

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