meet our team

ali (aka alice) - owner

Hometown: 

Naperville, IL

Happy Hour beverage of choice: 

Mezcal Margarita, always!

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Hailey Bieber & influencer Jacey Duprie 

Favorite Sweet Home Chicago item:

Our OG Sweet Home Chicago
shirt. After designing it, I remember walking through the shop with a pile of shirts ready to be put out and girls grabbing them out of my hands. I knew we’d made something special and it’s helped us build such an incredible Chicago community ever since. 

jordan - manager, webster

Hometown: 

Pekin, IL

Favorite work snack:

Truffle Fries from Red Light Chicken (IYKYK)

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Zendaya

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

My surprise mini bachelorette party. ❤ 

 

jess - assistant manager, webster

Hometown: 

North Aurora, IL

What song gets you on the dance floor: 

Nice For What – Drake 

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Blair Waldorf 

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Black Friday/Small Biz Sat 2020 - We had to close the shop for a few days to work on online orders, and I remember bonding with everyone and getting close to my A&W girlies!

emily - manager, southport

Hometown: 

Morris, IL

Favorite work snack:

Flaming Hot Cheetos 4ever

Style Icon:

Selena Gomez in “Only Murders in the Building”

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Starting an A&W book club!

mary kate - assistant manager, southport

Hometown: 

Spring Grove, IL

What song gets you on the dance floor: 

Believe by Cher

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Influencer Talia Hubble (Instagram @talliia)

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Helene’s Libby Lu Themed Birthday Party

elaine - inventory control manager

Hometown: 

Kingsport, TN

First Concert:

Hillary Duff!

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Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Sweet Home Chicago item:

Chicago Collegiate Puff Sweatshirt in Orchid

brenna - shipping manager

Hometown: 

Grand Rapids, MI

Happy Hour beverage of choice: 

Margarita

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My mama

Favorite Sweet Home Chicago item:

Chicago Tour Tee

kate - creative manager

Hometown: 

Sycamore, IL

Favorite work snack:

Cheez-Its

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Matilda Djerf & Olympia Gayot

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Launching an in-house collection and seeing all the love pour in, so rewarding!

katie - digital manager

Hometown: 

Irvine, CA

First Concert:

Gwen Stefani Wind It Up Tour

Style Icon:

Kate Moss, Jerry Hall & Bianca Jagger

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Hands down our Mad Hatter Fall Shoot 2021

elisa - digital associate

Hometown: 

St. Paul, MN

First Concert:

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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Literally all the NYC iconic streetwear

Favorite A&W moment/memory: 

Accidentally running into Ali and the rest of our team at Cabra maybe 2 months into the job and being too afraid to say hello cause I’m a scaredy cat…