Meet Our Team


Apricot Lane Boutiques are a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, uniquely designed and merchandised with the latest Fashion Apparel, Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories and Gifts in the styles and trends customers are looking for.

Each of our boutiques and their individual e-commerce sites create a unique adventure and shopping experience that captures the look and vibe of their local area. They feature today’s most sought after styles and must have pieces to embrace anyone’s individual taste from mother to daughter. Offered in limited quantities with new arrivals almost daily, shopping at Apricot Lane is truly an affordable "unique boutique" experience.

Apricot Lane Boutique is an independently owned and operated franchise carrying their own curated selection of merchandise and pricing.

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Laura Vogel - Owner

Our boutique is a family owned boutique based out of St. Cloud, MN owned and operated by Jason and Laura Vogel. It didn't take long for their dream to become a  reality. Their St. Cloud boutique has been in business for over 3 years, and in the Spring of 2017 they were so very excited to expand to Maple Grove and Mendota Heights, and to be able to bring the greatness of our store to all of you online nationwide! 


Liz BerkoMaple Grove Store Manager/Website Manager/Photographer


Liz joined the Apricot Lane team as the store manager of Maple Grove upon it's opening in 2016, and now as the website manager.  She has 21+ years experience in varying levels of retail, including owning her own boutique.  Merchandising is her passion, and she loves the opportunity to meet and interact with so many new and interesting people that working for a small business provides.  She resides with her husband (her high school sweetheart!) two kids, 4 cats and dog in Maple Grove.


Kati Mahnke - Mendota Heights Store Manager/Model 

Kati is originally from Duluth, MN. She moved to Minneapolis January 2013 and has been with Apricot Lane as the manager at our Mendota Heights location since it opened in November 2013. Her favorite part about her job is buying merchandise and being a personal stylist for our customers. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with family, her boyfriend, and friends. She loves enjoying where she lives, shopping, eating delicious food, patios, and sunshine, and is thrilled to be going on this next adventure with Apricot Lane!    


Kirsten Adank - Model/Maple Grove Stylist/Photo Editor/Trend Watcher

Kirsten began her women's retail experience working with Liz at her boutique in 2013 as a model and as a stylist and has continued these rolls through the opening of our Maple Grove location. Currently, she attends graduate school in Minnesota for Art Therapy. When she is not studying hard, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her friends and family around Minneapolis. Kirsten believes everything is better with a pineapple on top (and a really cute outfit on.)


Kelsey Schwartz - Model/Make-up Artist and Hair stylist

Kelsey started as a stylist at Maple Grove and modeling for Apricot Lane's website after modeling spring fashions for news stories representing Apricot Lane. Kelsey has been a customer of the franchise for a few years and is excited to help support her local store in Maple Grove. She is very passionate about personal style- she is a hair and makeup artist in Maple Grove at Salon Sartor and believes that every person deserves to find their own kind of beautiful. 


Meg Cain-Moss - Model/Fashion Blogger 
Meg started working with Apricot Lane in July 2016 after a couple successful shopping outings and a few chance meetings with Liz.  Shortly after she began her role as a model. She works full time in the school system in addition to writing her fashion blog. She and her husband, Derek, have two adorable pups,  Riggs and Eva. She enjoys cultivating her style and sharing it with others! Follow along on @mymonochromaticlife.

Lalli Akurati - Model


Srilalitha doesn't have any formal modeling experience other than for photo shoots for her friends who are interested in photography.  She is an expert in traditional classical Indian dance called Bharatanatyam and performs and teaches through the Angika Dance Academy. 

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