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Lillian's of Hudson is under new ownership

Lillian's, the franchise, is celebrating its five year anniversary this year with an assortment of products. Photo submitted

A lot of new things are happening at Lillian's of Hudson. The unique accessory shoppe for women is under new ownership and is now offering a new line of clothing as well.

Alicia Davis, a native of River Falls, purchased the store in July of this year. Lillian's is a franchise which was conceived and developed by two sisters with the original store being in Buffalo, Minn., in 2005. Today, there are 30 stores in eight states including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas.

For Davis the timing was right. She and her mother were looking for something they could do together. The previous owners, Diane Perillo and Kristy Woulf, who opened Lillian's three years ago, were ready to move on, before they brought in the new clothing line.

This weekend with be the first full weekend under Davis' ownership.

"I worked at Halverson Concrete, our family business, for years and compared to concrete, handbags and clothing are my cup of tea," said Davis.

Lillian's is open the first weekend of every month for four days.

"Every month the inventory changes," said Davis. "It gets people excited about the new stuff coming in. The new items come from New York and California so the customers can get the new styles right away."

August marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Lillian's so a variety of incentives will be offered this weekend.

This weekend Lillian's will be open on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lillian's has added its own clothing line, Moon Goon, so not only can customers pick up trendy handbags and accessories but they can now find clothing and belts as well.

Since Hudson is considered a destination shoppe by the Lillian's franchise, Davis may open the shoppe more than one weekend a month. It is located at 419 Second Street. For more information about the Lillian's go to the corporate website while the local website is being updated,