When 21-year old Lilly eloped with Peter Pulitzer, they escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and the sand of Palm Beach. In the shadow of Peter's citrus groves, Lilly opened a juice stand. To disguise the juice stains on her clothing, she had a sleeveless dress made from colorfully-printed cotton.
Lilly Pulitzer the clothing label was born. The "classic shift dress" shot to international fame and demand when Lilly's old schoolmate Jacqueline Kennedy née Bouvier, now the First Lady, was photographed wearing a "Lilly" while on vacation. "Jackie wore one of my dresses – it was made from kitchen curtain material – and people went crazy. They took off like zingo. Everybody loved them, and I went into the dress business."
–Essentially Lilly, A Guide to Colorful Entertaining
Erin Teeters, Daytona Beach
Born and raised in Ormond Beach, Erin is very familiar with the Florida lifestyle. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising at Florida State University, she moved out of the area but in 2013 an opportunity brought her back to her hometown. Now married with a young son, Erin enjoys spending time with family and relaxing at the beach. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Pink Narcissus family and ready to bring her roots and her passion together in the new store!
Kristyn Hasel, Panama City Beach
Kristyn in a born and raised Florida girl that grew up with a “Sunny State of Mind!” She began her retail career 8+ years ago while attending the University of Florida. After graduating, she continued her passion for building relationships with her customers and fellow associates by moving into retail management. When not at work, Kristyn loves spending time at the beach with an iced latte in hand! Kristyn is so happy to have found her home at Pink Narcissus PCB where her love for retail, Lilly, and the beach all come together to create her dream job!
Anna Bencivengo, Panama City Beach
Anna is a Lilly lover all the way from Washington DC, who just recently moved to the Panama City Beach area. As an Air Force wife, she is happy to be relocated by the beach so she can finally enjoy warm weather year round. Dog mom of two, Anna enjoys spending time with her fur babies and exploring new places in Florida. Anna is a colorful addition to the PInk Narcissus PCB team and loves helping our customers find their perfect Lilly outfit!