First Friday With Lillianka and Morris & Essex

Merchant Company vendors Lillianka and Morris & Essex are teaming up for a special trunk sale event this month. The sale will take place on Friday, May 3rd (that’s First Friday!) from 4:30 pm to 8 pm.

Designers and makers Lillian Harris of Lillianka and Eliza Jane Curtis of Morris & Essex will be hosting the event, which will feature 10% to 30% discounts on all their handmade products, a selection of discounted samples and seconds, as well as some brand-new designs. They’ll also be pouring some tasty champagne cocktails for First Friday shoppers.

In conjunction with this event, Lillian and Eliza will be creating a festive front window installation in the Merchant Company’s two display windows on Congress Street which will remain up through the month of May.

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Morris & Essex products include a wide range of simple, colorful and elegant hand-printed goods including letterpress greeting cards, organic cotton t-shirts, linen tea towels, organic cotton canvas tote bags, and a range of three-season scarves.

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Lillianka products include beautiful and durable tote bags, purses, and other accessory and home décor items that are full of color, energy and the love that can only come from a handmade product. Lillianka also produces a unique line of hand drawn black and white stationery that complements her sewn work. Learn more about Morris and Essex and Lillianka at and