lou lou Set to Dazzle Downtown Philly’s Retail Scene

Women’s accessories boutique opens in Philadelphia with its 25th retail location

Middleburg, Virginia - January 7, 2016

lou lou is expanding its women’s accessories boutiques to Philadelphia with the Friday, January 15 launch of its 25th retail location at 143 South 13th Street.

Known for offering a selection of stylish and affordable women’s accessories in a boutique setting, the first lou lou opened its doors in Middleburg, Virginia in 2004, and from there local entrepreneurs Ben and Tara Wegdam have expanded to 25 locations across DC, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia.

“We choose items so women can access trends and create the same look they see in high fashion photos, but for a fraction of the cost of designer pieces. lou lou simply offers customers

the look for less,” said Tara Wegdam, the owner and buyer for the company.

The independent retailer offers jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats and sunglasses, plus a wide range of gifts and three signature lines exclusive to lou lou: TDW, a classic, elegant line of accessories created by Tara, and Kiki in Paris, a line inspired by their daughters that offers fun mix-and-match pieces for girls and teens. The couple recently developed a new men’s line, LOU, arriving in stores over the next few weeks.

The Wegdams and their employees are driven by a passion for retail and a commitment to serving their local communities. Every year, lou lou gives back through supporting a charity by donating a portion of their proceeds across all of their stores on lou lou day, its annual charitable event. For the past two years, the recipient has been Dress for Success, with lou lou donating more than $25,000 towards job training, mentoring and outfitting women getting back into the workforce.

To learn more about the boutique and future expansion plans, please contact Stephanie Schaffer at 202.714.5247 or email stephanie@loulouboutiques.com. You can also find our boutique online at loulouboutiques.com.

About lou lou:

  • lou lou carries stylish and affordable accessories reflecting the latest trends in fashion

  • Company was founded by Ben and Tara Wegdam in 2004

  • Corporate headquarters are located in Middleburg, Virginia

  • lou lou has grown in the past twelve years to 25 retail locations and nearly 200 employees

  • Stores currently in the works include Greenville, SC and Fairfax Corner, VA both opening

    spring of 2016

  • lou lou offers three signature lines: TDW, Kiki in Paris and LOU

January 07, 2016 — Chris Bernard