Project Intern: my life next to the runway

Personal and Editorial Wardrobe Stylist

Samantha Uhl

Assistant Store Manager at L.K. Bennett

I used pieces from L.K. Bennett for the recent cover of Time Out Chicago, “Rahm’s rookies”

JS: What do you do at L.K. Bennett?

SU: I have all responsibilities here at the store.  This includes being in the front of the store; helping clients shop, being the face of the store and making sure everything runs smoothly; and of course managerial duties behind the scenes with new product and all the daily paperwork.  I consider myself a jack of all trades here at the store!

JS: What drew you to working at L.K. Bennett?

SU: At first glance it was the opportunity to elevate my level of expertise in luxury retail and to branch out to diversify my knowledge of brands.  Now that I have been with the company for over a year it is the amazing team, quality of the brand and the special relationships that I have with my clients that keeps me excited to be part of this adventure.

JS: What is your favorite piece in the store right now?

SU: My favorite piece in the store right now is the Johanna coat- it is really lightweight but still very cozy with its wool and alpaca blend so you still feel ready for the Chicago winter.  I am super excited to pair it with all of our amazing boots that are coming in with our new collection.

JS: What do you love about the brand?

SU: I love that the brand translates well for every woman regardless of age and for every occasion that she is going to attend; it is for work, a special dinner, cocktails with friends, or to a relaxed barbecue at home.  Our clients take part in all of these things while looking and feeling great.  Additionally, my clients have told me how much our pieces have enriched their lives - not just their wardrobes.  It is the passion for style and well-being that keeps me falling in love with L.K Bennett again and again.

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