A Gift for Every Occasion
Trying to name my business felt very much like I was trying to name my child. After getting a million opinions from everyone, my mom and stepdad said, “Why don’t you just name the store Lauren’s? Brand it after yourself.” That was the right path but it just wasn’t quite perfect. I talked to my father one day which usually consisted of conversations about the Philadelphia Eagles and weather. I told him the suggestion of Lauren’s and he said, “you should name it Lauren and my Elizabeth.” Since childhood, my father has been calling me his Lauren and his Elizabeth (or his Lauren in his Elizabeth, I think he switches it up) and I call him My John Robert. Lauren & Elizabeth was born, again; once in July of 1982 and once again in 2010.
Trying to do a little good in the world, I curate items that I feel like making a difference. If you’re buying gifts you want them to be special. Gifts are about thought, that’s why you’ll never hear us recommend you buy a gift card for someone. You aren’t a generic gift card. You have a name, a monogram, an identity. On top of that, we all love to share the love. If you are buying a gift for someone anyway, why not support other small businesses, jobs in the USA, veterans, feeding hungry kids or other charities that give back? When you shop with us, you do all of that. So, even as just one person, we all can make a difference.