MacKinnon's Kilts is a family run business located in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. Owned by siblings Karen Harper and Scott Storlie since 2006, they regularly travel to Scottish Highland Games, Irish Festivals, and Celtic Gatherings. At these events, it is common to see Karen's daughters Bryanna and Kyleena ably working the booth and providing exemplary service, something MacKinnon's prides itself upon. At their first show the Celtic band NeedFire affectionately referred to the ladies as "MacKinnon's Kilt Lasses", and the nickname stuck.
Of Scottish descent, Scott and Karen's maternal grandmother immigrated to America from Scotland at the turn of the century. Janet Barron was born in Peterhead, and grew up in Aberdeen. As children, the two were exposed to Scottish culture and heritage that included bagpipe music and scones, not to mention a delicious roasted leg of lamb from time to time. Returning from visits home, Janet would bring the children new kilts, which fostered their love and adoration for tartan. Karen and Scott have found an opportunity to create a company honoring their heritage, include their families, and have a good time in pursuit of wearing the kilt.
Proud of their ancestry and staking an interest in their children's futures, considerable time and effort has gone into building this company. It has become a labor of love and a passion to which they find themselves surrounded by like minded people enjoying the sprit that thrives within the community. Now a part of the Scottish community with their own families, it could be said that life has come full circle.
The Kilt Lasses have had the good fortune to kilt up Celtic rock bands Stand Easy, NeedFire, and 1916, as well as accessorizing other individuals, groups and pipe bands. Thank you for your support, everyone!
To Contact MacKinnon's Kilts:
Phone: (626) 692-2178
Mail: 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #354
Sierra Madre, CA, 91024