Our Story


Thank you for shopping at our online store! Kelley Cawley offers the most sought-after styles from emerging and established designers as well as our own exclusive collection. A unique mix of apparel, dresses, denim, footwear and accessories from over 200+ brands will fulfill all of your outfitting needs from head-to-toe.

 Since we are a boutique, we sell many one of a kind items and our stock is limited. Our goal is to offer you specialty pieces that you won’t see on everyone else--as well as items from some of the most coveted fashion brands. We strive to provide you with the perfect mix of unique pieces and top brands, every fashion girls dream! 



Many have asked where the name Kelley Cawley comes from. In the 1940’s, there was a casino in downtown LaSalle named Kelly and Cawley. This casino was a major draw for the downtown and was said to host big names such as Babe Ruth. As a result of the history, Kelley’s parents decided to name her after the casino. When the time came for her to turn her dream into a reality and open her first brick and mortar store in the same town, on the same street, she knew without a doubt that she had to name the store Kelley Cawley.

For 18 years, Kelley poured her heart and soul into the boutique. She was the heart of business in every way, and her hard work and dedication is what made Kelley Cawley what it is today. She paved the way for the store’s future owner to take the wheel and carry Kelley Cawley into its new chapter.

In 2022, Kelley Cawley transferred ownership from Kelley Cawley to Heather Milus, the store manager of 13 years. Heather has been by Kelley’s side nearly since the beginning, and her vision for the store runs parallel with Kelley’s original vision. While this change is surely bittersweet, it comes with great excitement and anticipation for the future of the boutique. 

Kelley Cawley is still a family run business in the heart of LaSalle, IL. Heather and her husband have two children and were born and raised in the Illinois Valley. This is where their roots grow, and they are excited to further grow this community with their ideas for the store, while keeping the legacy of Kelley Cawley intact.

Our variety of on-trend pieces and classic wardrobe staples are catered to women of all sizes; XS – 3XL. Our assortment is carefully hand selected to reflect the signature style of our customers. Kelley Cawley is renowned for our philosophy of providing a broad selection and unrivaled customer service with an individualized approach to shopping and personal styling. Our stylists are well-versed in finding the perfect look for our clients online or in store while working with them one-on-one. 

At Kelley Cawley, we are truly blessed to have an incredibly talented team that is like family to us! Catch our stylists in store or live across our social media channels. We assure you that you will find the perfect stylist that you will click with. 

Customer service is very important to us and we are happy to suit your needs. We aim to please! We greatly appreciate your business online and in our stores.  We are always standing by ready to serve you for all of your fashion needs!