Squasht by Les creates locally designed and professionally hand-crafted garments and accessories in Chicago, IL. Becoming well known for their signature reversible handmade hats and endlessly wearable vintage-modern style dresses, Squasht is making a name for itself in the independent fashion world. Squasht by Les designer Lesley Timpe was trained at Maestro Mateo Design School in Spain and brings a European vibe to her seasonal collection of dresses, skirts, tops, tunics, headbands, handbags and reversible hats. Lesley's preferred fabrics to work with are organic soy-cotton, pima cotton in vintage 1980s prints, vintage velveteen, imported Italian wool, and silk tweed.
ABOUT THE BOUTIQUE
After five years of being in business and being carried in more than 30 boutiques nationwide, Squasht by Les is opening its own storefront in the Ukranian VIllage of Chicago in May 2010. The new flagship Squasht by Les store carries the entire Squasht collection as well as a selection of independent designer wares from around the nation. You are invited to shop the collections at:
2556 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622
Contact us or call 773-719-1444 for information.
IN THE PRESS
Squasht by Les has been featured by California Apparel News, Daily Candy, Second City Style, Bust Magazine, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Alive Magazine, and Kansas City Star. WGSN's website promoted Squasht as a brand to watch in both 2006 & 2007. The brand has been seen at Stitch Austin Fashion Show in September 2007, Kansas City Fashion Week in October 2007, St. Louis Fashion Week in April 2008 and March 2009, and Naked Without Us Fashion Show in Nashville in April 2010.