Lily & Sparrow aims for welcoming environment, unique fashion


By Sophia Ling

Siblings Steph and Jen Miller are celebrating the grand opening of Lily & Sparrow, a women’s lifestyle and clothing boutique they launched Sept. 19 in Carmel City Center at 724 S. Range Line Road.

The sisters were inspired to open their boutique in Carmel after moving from Florida.

“There is such a strong community of small business owners in the area,” Steph said.

The name Lily & Sparrow comes from the Bible in Matthew 6 and 10 that correspond to their overall message.

“Our vision was always just to create an environment where women feel welcome and loved,” said Steph, adding that the sisters want to create a peaceful presence in the store. “We continue to try to make that happen. It is always the forefront of (what we do).”

The sisters believe fashion’s relevance in life is indisputable.

“There is a comparison game (for women) of not being good enough, because it’s really hard not to compare yourself to what you see in Photoshopped pictures or everyone’s highlight reel on social media,” Steph said.

“Fashion can be really fun and should be an outward expression of who you are,” Jen said. “Every style is so different and should be celebrated.”

The Milllers have developed their boutique to represent their style and reflect who they are. From the bright and airy décor, they try to create a welcoming atmosphere for customers.

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