So Stylish: Lily Kai Vintage

Monday, January 23, 2012

This week's So Stylish Spotlight is Kristen of Lily Kai Consulting & Vintage Boutique in Atlanta, GA. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen at our first Fashionable Atlanta Bloggers Meetup.  She had such a pleasant personality and sophisticated style, that I immediately made her my BBFF in my head. Like me, she adores vintage fashion and this is reflected in her online boutique. I hope you enjoy our interview!
Tell us about Lily Kai.
Lily Kai is a full service consulting and vintage boutique. We offer clients personal shopping, styling and closet restoration services. In 2009 we launch our vintage boutique. 
What inspired you to start your boutique?
I’ve always wanted to own a boutique and when the opportunity presented itself I stepped out on faith and launched LKV (Lily Kai Vintage).  
My goal is to bring affordability to services like personal shopping and styling. So many people need help in this area but feel that it is so far out of reach. Whether you need help pulling together the perfect outfit for a job interview, looking to redefine your personal style or edit your closet Lily Kai Consulting & Vintage Boutique was created to help individuals ultimately feel comfortable and confident with their style.

Who is your target customer? 
We target fashion-loving women between the ages of 24-35 who are looking for something extra special to hang in their closets. Lily Kai Vintage has something for everyone. I handpick everything and if wouldn’t wear, I don’t buy it.
What types of products do your carry?
In the beginning it was all about dresses for LKV; I love a great dress but over the years we’ve expanded the collection to skirts, pants, blouses and of course sequins.
What is the price range for your products? How can we shop with you?
We have a price point for everyone with items starting at $15 and can go upward of $200. The majority of our collection ranges from $25-$40. Currently you can only shop Lily Kai Vintage Online and by appointment.

What sets you apart from other boutiques?
Me! I know that might sound funny but it’s true. Everything about Lily Kai Vintage is centered around my life and who I am as a person. I select every piece of clothing, every package has a hand written note inside from me (my mom always told me sometime a note can be and even greater gift). Lily Kai is who I am and what I strive to be. Just like our signature statement…Where style is always in full bloom. And I hope our customers feel that when they shop with us.

What's HOT at Lily Kai?
There is so much in store for Lily Kai in 2012. Quarterly trunk shows; the first one is scheduled for March (TBD). Lily Kai wants to offer our customers a personal touch so we will introduce virtual shopping. Clients can make an appointment where they can get up close and personal with the merchandise. Sometimes a picture online just isn’t enough and I want to make myself available to answer color, fit, styling or whatever questions someone might have.
Currently, the entire Lily Kai VintageCollection is on sale 50%. We are making room for new Spring merchandise and clearing our racks. Customers can enter STORE50 at checkout. The sale ends Wednesday, February 29th!
With all that is in the works for Lily Kai we are also looking for an intern. If you or someone you know please send a resume to

Be sure to check out her blog Lily Kai and follow her on Twitter too!!

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