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Squasht Press & News

Squasht Boutique has been featured in a number of local and nationwide publications, including Chicago Reader, Daily Candy, Women’s Wear Daily and Time Out Chicago. For media information and relations, please contact us at lesley@squashtboutique.com.

40 Awesome Chicago Hidden Gems & Hot Spots

 40 Awesome Chicago Hidden Gems & Hot Spots

10/18/16 | This list is full of Chicago hidden gems, small businesses, independent designers, music venue rebels, and dives that might not appeal to the average resident but will be perfect for you! There’s a chance you may have visited some of these spots before (or at least seen them as you’ve driven by).

Or maybe you haven’t heard of them at all! Nevertheless, if you haven’t visited these cool local spots in Chicago, you should! Squasht makes the list at #33!


10/21/15 | At the corner of W. Chicago Ave. and N. Rockwell St. stands Squasht Boutique, an upbeat, community-based storefront where locally designed clothing and accessories are sold.

Store owner Lesley Timpe has created a both welcoming and ethical environment, dedicated to locality and hand-crafted merchandise. Having as many as 35 different stores and boutiques selling her products, Timpe has succeeded in making a name for herself and her brand throughout the fashion industry.


03/26/15 | This local boutique not only carries its own designs, but it also sports other independent designers on the shelves. You can also watch this video on WCIU.

We were so excited to be featured recently on WCIU’s Made in Chicago Segment. Watch the video to learn about the store, our design inspirations, and the process that goes into creating our own unique clothing line right here in Chicago.

Program highlights power of women

The Chicago Girl Bosses Project has been meeting once a month for a year and a half as a support group for networking, connections, resources and best practices. [Read More]

Best Local Clothing Designer 2014

In 2014, Squasht was named Best Local Clothing Designer by the Chicago Reader for the second year in a row. [Read More]

Best Local Clothing Designer 2013

In 2013, Squasht was named Best Local Clothing Designer by the Chicago Reader. [Read More]

Best of Chicago Boutiques

Lesley Timpe has made a name for herself in Chicago. Our avid CBSChicago readers will remember seeing her label appear…

Chicago Collection Magazine

Time Out Chicago

Daily Candy

Women's Wear Daily

California Apparel News

Hipster Magazine

Where Magazine

Social Stylist


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