Karen Thompson grew up watching her parents run a business and always dreamed of owning her own clothing store.
It was her grandmother who first suggested she become an apparel buyer, which launched her into her career. “If not for her saying that, I don’t think I ever would have done it,” says Karen. “I owe where I am today to my grandmother.”
The power of a grandmother’s words.
Karen, President and Founder of LSL Brands, along with her son, Kerry Thompson and her mom, Terry Leahy, recently brought her grandmother to her newest store, Fox & Holly, located in Doylestown, to thank her grandmother. “My grandmother is turning 100 this year, and she was so thrilled to see my newest store in action. I brought her to see the store as a special tribute to her, to show her how her belief in me has grown into my business today.”
The one-of-a-kind store celebrated its first anniversary this November and has been growing steadily. “The community really embraced this store, they love it,” says Karen, “they love the name and they get a sense of pride having a department store as part of their hometown. I have my retail ‘family’ to thank for the success of this exciting new venture.”
Fox & Holly is the newest addition, the sixth brand and 10th brick and mortar store under Karen’s retail hospitality group, LSL Brands.
Karen’s first store, a lingerie store, Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, opened in 1988.
She is proudly celebrating the 31st anniversary of LSL Brands in 2019.
Karen looks forward to continuing growth in Bucks County as well as the communities of her current brick and motor locations in 2020.
Fox & Holly is more than just a local department store.
They offer something for everyone with the tagline “him. her. home.” and a range of items from affordable to designer.
Most of what they sell is exclusive to the store, including some well-known brand names and they pride themselves in having a fun, socially engaging and multigenerational shopping experience.”
Karen was born and raised in Bucks County and is excited to bring her store to the residents of Doylestown. “I love seeing three generations coming into the store,” says Karen, “the teens go in one section, the parents in another, and the grandparents somewhere else. We love having these multigenerational offerings, something for every generation of the family.”
“I’m especially excited to announce that Fox & Holly donated to 16 nonprofit organizations this year,” says Karen. “It’s important to give back to and support our community”
Fox & Holly originally began as a three month-long Holiday Pop Up store in November of 2018, and has since become a permanent fixture in the Doylestown Shopping Center.
The name of her newest store is close to home for Karen, she grew up on a farm and fondly recalls red foxes roaming among the farm’s many holly trees.
Stop in to check out Fox & Holly for yourself and for every member of the family at their location in the Doylestown Shopping Center, 444 N. Main Street. Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 9:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
For exciting updates and event news, visit and follow Fox & Holly on Facebook @foxandhollybuckscounty.
PHOTO CAP: Karen Thompson (bottom left) was inspired by her grandmother to start her company in 1988. Here she is with her son, Kerry, mother, and 100-year-old grandmother, representing four generations! Shop Fox & Holly for every member of the family!