About Us


Trousseaux; pronounced ‘true-sew’ means ‘little bits’ in French. 
We began in 2001 as a collection of antique little bits carefully chosen in England and France by owner, Karen Lang, a DePauw University alum. Outside of the store, Karen is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur who has added two more businesses to her list of accomplishments. She will be the first to tell you that Trousseaux is her vision of a beautiful life….which celebrates life's journey. After 19 years of successful ownership, Karen has decided to pass down the boutique to the next generation of aspirational women. 
Enter Elyse Naoma and Meredith Breda! These two best friends met at DePauw the first day of freshman year and built a life-long friendship from that moment. This included becoming sorority sisters at the Alpha chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, which is how they crossed paths with Karen, a fellow sister and the house interior decorator. The stars aligned and four years later, Elyse and Meredith are now co-owners of Trousseaux! In addition, they are co-hosts of This Is Your 20s: The Wellbeing Podcast for Young Go-Getters. Karen, Elyse and Meredith are now working together to be entrepreneurial trailblazers for women from all generations. 
This boutique is meant to be a place for all women. We hope to create a space for our customers that cultivates self-love, celebrates life markers and honors the feminine spirit. Whether you are buying a piece for yourself or someone special, our goal is to provide unique products and an unparalleled shopping experience. With that- welcome to the Trousseaux girl gang! We are SO excited to have you. 
Check us out on Instagram at @thisisyour.20s and @trousseaux_hinsdale to learn a bit more about our story!