The LOVE FROM USA JOurney
It all started with a paperweight. When Love From USA’s founder Pat Chinander began her retail business 40+ years ago, she started with one small paperweight store specializing in stylish, classic pieces. From there the business grew. And grew. First with the addition of Love From Minnesota, then Love From Chicago, eventually growing to 21 locations in markets across the country, including a profitable location in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
After rebranding the company to Love From USA and expanding our product offerings, today we are a collection of 19 retail stores located in high traffic, high profile venues in Minnesota, Illinois and Florida. The Love From USA portfolio includes four storefronts at Minnesota’s Mall of America, five locations at Chicago’s Navy Pier and two stores at the Orlando International Airport. Over the years, Love From USA has modernized the stagnant souvenir business by integrating traditional souvenirs with contemporary, stylish gift items, resulting in an eclectic + unique product mix. We pride ourselves on providing the best locally driven merchandise in each of our stores.
Chinander continues to be driven by her passion for creating exceptional guest experiences. “It has always been our mission to provide our customers with an extraordinary shopping experience with gifts that capture lasting memories,” she says. She leads a team of seasoned merchandise buyers who are experts at spotting trends, helping to keep the stores current and fresh.
What’s next for Love From USA? In a word: growth. Our vision includes growing our portfolio with new stores in fresh markets. With a new store opening soon in Chicago’s O’Hare International Terminal (T5) and additional expansion on the horizon, we look forward to our continued success and hope to be in your market soon!