Leslie Grother - Owner/Designer

Leslie Grother - Owner/Designer
Who am I? I create things because I love it. My house is completely decorated in the 50's with retro furniture and we own 2 vintage cars (50 Ford Custom and 55 Ford Fairlane) that when we are not vending we drive to car shows.

Around 2007 I started sewing clothing. I instantly found a love for vintage patterns and began hoarding all of the vintage patterns that I could find. I literally have thousands of vintage patterns. I found the design process exciting and I was able to create clothing that actually fit and had a bit of "attitude". I loved that I could create something vintage with a punk rock spin. Soon after, I began exploring handbag making with glitter vinyl and quickly realized that this was what I really wanted to pursue but wasn't sure where to really start so we opened a retail store in downtown Lawrence.

Once our lease was up I began working full time on our handbag collections in 2011. We are able to make affordable handbags and wallets using high quality vegan friendly vinyl in small production runs. Our designs are constantly changing and we are inspired by patterns and shiny glitter. I always say add some glitter to Punk Rock and that is Star Struck Clothing.

How many of you work there? When you buy from us you are buying from a family owned and operated small business. There are only 4 of us. Me, my husband, my daughter, and my son. I usually handle most of the day to day of our business and my family helps with all of the events and larger order preps. My daughter and I usually will work on designs or color ways together and any future lines.