About us

Meet the team behind Bliss & Belle

Meet the owner, Blake

Blake Bell, Owner of Bliss & Belle Boutique

Hi, I'm Blake! I was born in Texas and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Fashion has always been my passion and opening my own boutique has been something I've always dreamed of. After graduating from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) with an Apparel Merchandising Major I went west to follow my dreams of being in the fashion industry. I landed my first big girl job at BCBG Max Azria and spent majority of my time there as a buyer for the brand BCBGeneration. After 5 years in LA I headed back to the midwest. You're probably asking how I could leave the amazing California weather.. I know, I know. It was a tough one.. (probably more so for my husband who was born & raised in Southern California) After coming back to Chicago I started working for Walgreens as Buyer in the beauty gifting department. I learned a lot there, but mostly realized I was finally ready (or so I thought) to open my own store. And here we are! We opened our doors on May 9, 2018 and I couldn't be happier. This dream wouldn't have come true without the love and support from my family, friends, and team.

http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-blake-bell-bliss-belle-boutique-lincoln-park/

https://parkbench.com/blog/bliss-and-belle-clothing-accessories-lincoln-park-chicago-blake-bell

 

Assistant Store Manager: Rachel

Hi! I’m Rachel, the Assistant Store Manager here at Bliss & Belle. I actually just moved to Chicago this past year, after being born and raised in St. Louis, MO. My little sister and I decided it was time for a change, so we packed our bags and here we are! When I was a little girl, I would watch old movies like To Catch A Thief or Charade and obsess over all of the costumes. Ever since then, I knew that fashion was in my future. In addition to working at the store, I also run a fashion blog with my sister, Styling Her, which is a huge passion project of mine. I’m super excited to be working here and in Chicago for this next chapter of my life!

http://www.styling-her.com/

 

Stylist/Sales Associate: Madison

Hey, I'm Madison! I'm a senior at Loyola University Chicago where I study Marketing and Public Relations with a focus on Arts & Entertainment. I'm proudly from Memphis, TN and my style definitely reflects my southern roots. I've always found fashion empowering so being a stylist at Bliss & Belle has been incredible. I get to work with the coolest group of women in the cutest neighborhood in Chicago! When I'm not at Bliss & Belle, I'm most likely at the movie theater. So if you ever stop by the store and need a recommendation on what to see, I'm your girl! 

 

Stylist/Sales Associate: Nikki

I’m a junior at Loyola and am from Palos Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago. I’m utterly obsessed with working out, coffee, and getting sweetgreen every chance I get. Chicago has always felt like home to me, and working at Bliss & Belle has made my experience here even better. I get to work in one of my favorite neighborhoods, build the best relationships with my coworkers and my boss, and getting more creative as I help style our customers. The best part of working at the store is getting to meet our customers, so always come in and say hi to get styled by one of our team members. we’d love to have you!

 

Stylist/Sales Associate: Caroline

Hi! I'm Caroline! I'm a junior at DePaul University where I am studying communications. I was born and raised in the Northshore suburbs of Chicago. I've always had such a strong desire to be as fashionable as can be, and being a stylist at Bliss & Belle has been such an amazing experience! I get the pleasure to work with such an amazing team of girls who always help one another out. I love working at the cutest boutique in Lincoln Park! 

 

Stylist/Sales Associate/Model: Lauren

 

Stylist/Sales Associate/Model: Monica

Hi! My name is Monica and I’m from Orland Park, a southwest suburb. I go to DePaul University and am studying Finance. I’ve always had a passion for the fashion industry and love working in retail. I’ve recently joined the Bliss&Belle team and love all the experience I’ve had so far! The toughest part of the job is not buying everything that comes into store because it is all so cute!