BFF’s since highschool, Kelly Whitesall and Elizabeth Del Castillo founded Eskell in 2005. Elizabeth and Kelly studied clothing construction and design at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Upon graduating, Kelly enrolled in New York’s fashion Institute of Technology where she studied fashion design and worked for designers such as Miguelina and Jane Mayle. Elizabeth completed her degree at Indiana University in Apparel Merchandising and went on to work for Spiegel Catalogue. She specialized in garment and fabric sourcing and traveled extensively to Europe and the Far East.
In September 2004, Kelly moved back to Chicago to join her best friend Elizabeth. A year later, the girls opened their store in Lincoln Park also aptly named Eskell which not only houses their own label but, carries labels you don’t see every where in Chicago like; American Retro, Bilingual and H. Fredrickson.
Now their designs area also available at Couture Candy!