Since lilkids was founded in 1980 by Lilian Georgakakou-Petakou, our vision has always been to dress children beautifuly.
This passion has grown with us, from selling beautiful dresses and boys’ suits from our shop, to being an online store for christening childrenswear – still offering the same friendly service that you would find in our shop all those years ago.
HERITAGE & WHO WE ARE
LilKids Boutique was founded by Lilian Georgakakou-Petakou, when she left from Halifax, NS, Canada and she settled at Gytheio (Yithio), Lakonia, in Greece. She thought that it would be a great chance to start her vision, our company’s vision, to dress little kids in the best way possible.
After all these years, we’ve decided we may never grow up. We’re fine with growing old. We’re just not fine with forgetting where we came from. So we’re staying true to our original recipe: sell great products, put the customer first and provide honest value every day. LilKids Boutique embodies the hopes, dreams and pride of every parent for their kids. More than just a clothing company, LilKids Boutique is an emotional connection between generations.
We love the fact we’re still independent. It allows us to keep our founding values, passion, knowledge and expertise – that we’ve gained over our 40 year heritage – at the heart of what we do. This is really what makes LilKids Boutique unique.
WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS
We all love working at LilKids Boutique, and chatting to our customers all over the world. You will find, at different times, all our Directors, Buyers, CEO and our friendly customer service team answering our phones, and emails.
We all have the same goal…. To be the best loved children’s shop. This means the very best and most beautiful brands, the most unique selection of childrens wear and the most excellent personal service.
Lillian was born in Canada from Greek immigrants.Even as a little girl her dream was to move back to Greece as she had fallen in love with the beautiful weather and culture. She finally moved back and decided to open the first children’s shop in Gythion,Lakonias.Lillikids boutique started dressing the little kids of the town and offering clothes for special occasions, like christenings.
People respected what she was offering and as a result more people trusted her for their children’s style and apparel.After the first year of business a fire broke out and her shop was ruined and uninsured. Devastated and heartbroken she decided to move back to Canada to her family. Then a miracle happened – the people of the town came to her side and helped in anyway they could until she reopened her shop.
The love and support of the people of Gythio made her stay. In a short period of time she managed to expand her business in all the region of Lakonia as the best and most respectful childrenswear shop.
Today Lillian’s shop is located in a classical building in the center of the city opened by herself. Her building has been awarded by the municipal authorities as one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Gythio.