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HOW IT ALL BEGAN

About Us

The Georgie & Lou story really began in the 1970s when Co-founders Mimi Kuchman and Lori Manzer were little girls, each growing up in families partial to the outdoors, racquet sports and frequent family gatherings. Though much has changed throughout the years, Mimi and Lori still love being outdoors and being active.

In 2017, Lori saw opportunity emerging out of Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the country. She went looking for an appropriate bag to gift her mother, an avid player, and she could not find one that functioned well and looked fashionable. Mimi felt this as well – she and her husband had just become interested in pickleball, and she knew practical-but-fashionable accessories in the space were non-existent. The two had previously become acquainted through mutual friends and quickly recognized they would be perfect business partners for a new venture. Georgie & Lou was born the following year.

GEORGIE & LOU

What's in the name?

Georgie & Lou is named for the founders’ grandparents, George and Mary Louise whom, in turn, the founders are actually named for as well; Mary “Mimi” Louise Kuchman and Lori Georgian Manzer.

WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT

Mission & Goals

Georgie & Lou seeks to inspire and nurture a spirit of fun and fabulousness mixed with athleticism and a dash of competition. It is our goal for all of our bags to be sewn perfectly and for each detail to be added with the highest standards of quality – our materials are luxurious, yet lightweight and durable. We also believe in the pursuit of having fun and strengthening the love of pickleball. We are thrilled to provide our customers with a high-end collection that brings you to the court ready to make your mark!

THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT YOU EVER HEARD OF!

What Is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a mash-up of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played by singles or in pairs; indoors or outside. The aim, like many racquet sports, is to get the ball over the net and prevent your opponent from hitting it back. “The kitchen” refers to the no-volley zone and “dinking” is a soft shot that sends the other player scrambling toward the net to reach the ball in time.