Prugh, independent sales representative and mother of three,
founded Twinkleberry & Son soon after the birth of her son in
2001. After a career in consulting, she was looking for a way to
bring her love of fashion and children's products together with
her desire to run her own business. She now represents ten
high-end children’s brands to independent retailers and department
stores across the Midwest. Kristine’s showroom in the North Branch Kids building on Goose Island in Chicago is open to the trade during markets and by appointment.
Twinkleberry & Son opened (dba) Chicago Prep
Outfitters on July 13, 2009.
Chicago Prep Outfitters was conceived because Kristine
wanted to improve the experience of shopping for school
uniforms. Before now, urban parents were required to drive to
the suburbs during the summer construction season or to shop
online, which prevented kids from trying on uniforms to ensure
a great fit. Kristine saw a unique opportunity to offer a
local shopping option to private school families on the north
side of Chicago.
In addition, having been in the children’s clothing business
since 2001, Kristine understands the complexity and trade-offs
between fashion, fit and function. Kristine believes that she
brings a unique perspective to the business and is excited to be
serving Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts with an online storefront and with
frequent fitting opportunities at the school.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Chicago Prep Outfitters