Chicago, IL April 2nd 2012 – Couples are choosing to marry later in life; and by the time they walk down the aisle, many have simply outgrown the need for the basic homeware staples found at national department stores. In fact, couples now crave distinct, personalized gifts; but they want to avoid the complexities of managing multiple gift registries from numerous retailers.
Poladora.com understands the needs of today’s newlyweds, and offers a single online platform to easily create a bridal registry. By partnering with a variety of local Chicagoland businesses, Poladora.com showcases a range of distinct items and experiential services not available from large retailers. From Urban Oasis spa services, cooking lessons from Centered Chef or lessons from the Chicago Dance School to Provenance pastries, desserts from Sarah’s Pastries & Candies or even wine from Wine Discount Center, there is wide variety of unique gifts to select. There are still plenty of traditional options as well, such as tabletop offerings from POSH Chicago and Crosell & Co, and furniture from Sawbridge Studios.
“I was inspired by own personal experience,” says Stephanie Pirishis, CEO and founder of Poladora.com. “As I planned my wedding, I realized that unless I wanted to manage multiple registries, I would have limited choices and no flexibility. There were also many retailers that just couldn’t support a registry service. So when I couldn’t find a registry that fit my needs, I created one.”
Many small businesses can’t offer competitive gift registries on their own, and Poladora.com gives them the opportunity to be part of a larger network. Since Poladora is a consolidated registry, couples have an added assurance in knowing they will not need to worry about returns and exchanges. Rather than being left with two bowls, a plate and three wine glasses, Poladora holds the gifts as a credit and couples can get what they really want by reallocating expenditures on gifts across all partner retailers at their convenience.
About Poladora LLC
Founded in 2009 by Stephanie Pirishis, Poladora.com takes its name from the combination of the Greek words Pola and Dora to literally mean “Many Gifts.” The name serves as a metaphor for the company’s philosophy to provide a large variety of gift options for all tastes and budgets. Designed as a one stop shop, the site requires no buttons to install on a browser, and visitors are never sent to a third party site to register or purchase items.
In 2010, Jill Svoboda, a long time friend, formally joined Poladora in 2010 taking the leadership role to develop and extend Poladora’s retail network. Jill is a very active member in the Chicago community, and she has a great eye for china, glassware and linens.