Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wine, Chocolate, AND Shopping-Oh My!

Kate Boggiano Chicago events
Got plans this Thursday night? Well now you do!

What: Chicago Designer Sale
Where: Chocolate Grape, Wicker Park, 2113 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
When: Thursday, April 23rd 6pm-10pm
Tickets: $20.00 and may be purchased at the door. Tickets include all food and drink for 4 hours plus great shopping from 3 great local designers (Kate Boggiano, Lara Miller, and Erin Gallagher)!

Come shop great new spring styles and fantastic sale items for one night only. Have your custom measurements taken by Kate and choose from a great style to have customized. Have a woman on your list for mothers day? Try our tank tops-we'll have them in every color for this event! Call us for more details : 866-388-3501

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Name Game

So over the last couple years, I’ve received a few dozen questions asking me about my last name and the name of the company. In order to clear up the confusion, I thought I’d lay it out in black and white

Boggiano=company name and my paternal grandmother’s maiden name.
Coxworth=my maiden name and what I go by for business
Mikelsons=my married name and what I use in my personal life.

How did I come to name my company Kate Boggiano? USA manufacturing and overall design feel was always a big part of the brand even before there was a “brand”. I felt that the name “Kate” is a very American name and does a great job at describing these points of Kate Boggiano. High quality materials and craftsmanship as well as classic styling and perfect fit was always the most important part of the brand. Italian craftsmanship was always viewed as the best there was in my family and “Boggiano” lent itself nicely to completing this vision.

And that’s how Kate Boggiano was named.