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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.

Poshmark City Guide: Favorite Local Boutiques

Not only is this city known for its delicious food but local Poshers dished about all the other hidden gems to check out. Squasht: If you’re all about shopping local, this is your go-to! All the items sold are 100% locally handmade. What better way to find something unique while supporting the local community?

Chicago Tribune: 4 Chicago neighborhoods with amazing gift options

We’re so pleased to be mentioned in the Chicago Tribune as part of what makes our little strip of West Town so unique. “Between Western and Rockwell, [West Town] takes on a neighborhood feel, without the density of other shopping districts.”

Meet Lesley Timpe of Squasht Boutique in West Town by VoyageChicago.com

10/3/17 | Today we’d like to introduce you to Lesley Timpe. Squasht is both a store and a clothing brand. Squasht designer Lesley was trained at Maestro Mateo Design School in Spain. She brings a European vibe to her apparel and accessories designs….Read More at VoyageChicago.com.

Featured on The Grid: Exploring the Ukrainian Village neighborhood

We are loving this feature on The Grid about the history, culture and where to eat, drink & shop in Ukrianian Village. Many thanks to Ji Suk Yi Chicago Sun-Times for showcasing Squasht Boutique in the 1st video (there are 2 videos, plus an article, check ’em out!) along with some of our fave neighborhood spots.

40 Awesome Chicago Hidden Gems & Hot Spots

10/18/16 | This list is full of Chicago hidden gems including small businesses, independent designers, music venues, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. This guide will help you discover the best off-the-beaten-path places to go in Chicago. We are thrilled that Squasht Boutique was included on the list!

Best Womenswear Boutiques in Chicago

4/20/17 | “Away from the Magnificent Mile’s undeniably impressive collection of the world’s leading department stores and recognizable luxury brands, Chicago has many unique women’s boutiques selling everything from quirky vintage to upscale fashion, all in equally elegant spaces. Stocking cool, contemporary designers from across the globe and run by some of the city’s most stylish people, these are the destinations to remember the next time you need a new outfit (or even if you don’t!).” – Culture Trip

4 Must-Visit Chicago Boutiques & The Fabulous Women Behind Them

6/15/17 | “What’s so special about this Ukranian Village boutique is that in addition to running the store, owner Lesley Timpe is also a designer. After launching her brand Squasht in 2004, Timpe knew the next logical step with her clothing brand would be opening a store to sell all her creations. Currently, Squasht carries other brands that are in harmony with Timpe’s own style and brand.” – Chicago-Woman.com


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.

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…

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]

Chicago Collection Magazine

Daily Candy

Time Out Chicago

Women's Wear Daily

KC Star Fashion Week

Hipster Magazine

Where Magazine

California Apparel News


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