Inspiration struck Joanna Sherman the moment she saw a little girl wearing a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress. She had dreamed of owning her own retail store since she was a kid working on the boardwalk along the Eastern Shore.
Memories of a Lilly Pulitzer Shop in Sarasota, FL, during the '70's and '80's inspired her to open a women's and children's shop in Greenville. Joanna began selling Lilly Pulitzer clothing in the back of her mother-in-law's (Patse Ellington) juvenile furniture store. Within six months she opened as Bumble Bee's on Augusta Street.
After seven successful years, with the help of her manager, Joanna expanded, changing the name to Pink Bee and moving to Greenville's West End. Her shop is the only place you can find Lilly Pulitzer clothing, shoes and accessories in Greenville and the surrounding areas. When visiting the Pink Bee, you will experience what Lilly Pulitzer is all about - a fun attitude, a casual sort of elegance, a style called "affluence at ease."
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Joanna previously worked in retail sales training and as a financial planner.
Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm