Life Is But a Dream

One day, back in the day, two BFFs chanced upon each other while re-applying black eyeliner in a high school bathroom. Abby was standing, Katie was there, two worlds collided…and they had nothing to wear! Grazing thrift stores and scouring flea markets, cutting up and reassembling their finds, they created their own looks. 

Off to college they went, taking all of the same classes, designing clothes and creating fresh ensembles. Abby + Katie's closet was a go-to for friends seeking the perfect outfit within their extensive joint clothing collection. They designed and sold a successful line of deconstructed and embellished tees called SMAK. Their shared destiny was taking shape.

2005 saw the launch of their brick and mortar, 11 years later Smak Parlour is still a pink little piece of girl-ish heaven in Old City, Philadelphia. From its beginnings as a sewing parlour for their in-house label, Smak, it has evolved to become a beloved boutique for all things fierce and feminine for tourists and locals alike. 

The pair launched the first mobile boutique in Philadelphia in early 2013! The Smak Parlour Fashion Truck is a 25 ft. box truck outfitted with vintage furniture, hardwood floors, track lighting, french doors, a skylight and a dressing room. Abby + Katie fill the truck with the best of their boutique. One {super fun} cross-country road trip later, the Smak Parlour Fashion Truck is out and about sprinkling sweet Smak Parlour love around the Los Angeles area.  

As always, Abby + Katie design what they love, and continue to search for pieces that would thrill the coolest girl in every room. The Spring 2016 Smak Parlour Cut & Sew Collection is now available here online, in the Old City boutique, and in select retail stores throughout the USA and Canada!