A Day of the Lives of two Busy Pretty Poppets in Chicago!

Marvelous Mama — Chasing after little ones all day at a local playroom cafe is serious business, but Wanessa makes it look easy thanks to her beautiful smile, easygoing style, and Poppet Pockets!  Pairing her colorful Poppets with fitted jeans and a basic black tank, Wanessa finishes her  looks with a youthful hairstyle and fun black-and-white scarves for “throw-and go” ensembles that are both mama-chic and grown-up gorgeous. After tucking the Pocket Poppet back into its pouch, she slips it into her diaper bag for major style mileage perfect for any Marvelous Mama’s hectic schedule!  Sorry, the absolutely adorable baby does NOT come with the Pocket Poppet. Downtown Dame — Client meetings, neighborhood networking, and charity functions are part and parcel of Ginna’s busy calendar, and her Pocket Poppets provide a crucial cornerstone for versatile looks at all her events and appointments!  Jeans, boots, and a neckerchief pair perfectly with her heathered brown Poppet for a smart work ensemble, while the blue Poppet against silver jewelry is a properly polished outfit to meet and greet clients. Dressing for her roster of weekday soirees is a snap thanks to the sleek and chic black Pocket Poppet paired with a chiffon tank and statement jewelry.  Full days and nights require Poppets stored in desk drawers for any Downtown Dame’s fashion...

FABULOSI-TEA ! Chicago Public Event

Looking for a reason to indulge in all thing fresh, funky, and feminine this winter? Of course you are! Then get ready for FABULOSI-TEA! The tastemakers behind the vive la femme experience have created a style soiree for women with elements of ladylike chic, winter pleasures, and versatile fashion. Please join a carefully curated collective of women-owned businesses for an afternoon of fabulousness featuring swanky scarves, stylish cardigans, and a seasonal tea service. The gals at The Pocket Poppet and Echo Design invite you and your friends, family, and co-workers to Duran European Sandwiches Cafe for a “one-afternoon-only” event of FABULOSI-TEA! which includes a scarf sample sale, personal styling services, and an afternoon tea. Scarves of all different colors, patters, and weights will be available as a sample sale FOR CASH only; retail prices $38-98; samples will be $10-$28. Lessons on how to wear, tie, and loop scarves will be given during the event. The Pocket Poppet, the locally-made cardigan on the go recently featured on Windy City Live, will be available for an event-special price of $69, down from $99. Representatives will be on hand to personally style you, ensuring maximum fashion mileage for the rest of the winter season. The Pocket Poppet runs sizes 0-18, comes in a gorgeous range of jewel tones and neutrals, and folds back into its own artfully concealed pouch! Duran European Sandwiches will offer a proper tea service to all guests for $15, which includes two of Duran’s signature open-faced sandwiches along with a choice from their chef-driven menu of housemade baked goods. Hand selected by owner Tracy Miller for their intense...

Meet The Pocket Poppet on Racked.Com Chicago

Pocket Poppet Fights Cold, Fits in a Glove Box Friday, January 3, 2014, by Jenny Berg Photo: Bethany Fritz Chicago ladies Helen Tyler and Karen Hill-Krolow had a few things in mind when they dreamed up The Pocket Poppet. The women, who initially met in an antique-store-slash-coffee-shop, bonded over the need for a small, cozy wrap that could be toted around to restaurants or on airplanes (or really, anywhere with harsh air conditioning.) One caveat: the item should have a protective sleeve to keep it from getting ratty and worn. Enter—you guessed it—the aforementioned Pocket Poppet. The accessory is manufactured in Ravenswood, and is an open-front cardigan that’s designed to fold into its attached pocket. When you’re done wearing the sweater, take it off, tuck it into its pocket, zip it up, and stow it almost anywhere (capiche?) “We were not fashion designers, but two ordinary women that saw a need for a garment that a girl-on-the-go could throw in her bag or keep at work, or in the glove box,” says Tyler. After making a prototype from a cardigan, a shower curtain, and safety pins, Tyler and Hill-Krolow partnered up with Chicago-based fashion consultants V. Mora. Together, the team develops patterns, manages production, and purchases fabrics through Chicago Wholesale Fabric. (Yep, the Pocket Poppet has “Made in the USA” pride in every fiber of its sweater-y being.) The resulting product, which retails for $99 a pop, comes in six colors including “sapphire blue” and “rich plum.” There’s also the “Lotus Poppet,” which is made with gym-goers in mind and crafted out of a bamboo-rayon, cotton, and spandex blend....