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Margie’s Candies

In our spring fashion special—“Diners, Dresses, & Dives”—killer cocktail attire brings a dose of glam to a few storied local spots.

The original Margie’s on Western Avenue may be showing its age—the booths are dusty, the jukeboxes mute—but it brings childhood rushing back on a wave of cherry-topped whipped cream like no other ice-cream parlor in the city. The place opened in 1921. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Meryl Streep, Roy Rogers, and Kim Novak have all satisfied their sweet tooth here. Your grandparents may have, too.

Margie's Candies
Left: Valentino polyester brocade dress, $6,650, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Balenciaga metal and pearl bracelet, $695, Blake. Kate Spade leather clutch, $298, Nordstrom. Right: Givenchy silk satin dress, $8,360, Neiman Marcus. Elizabeth and James earrings, $175, Nordstrom. Serena Blake Jewels diamond ring, $1,084, Chalk Boutique. Photos: T. Harrison Hillman; Styling: Jessica Moazami; Hair: Caitlin Krenz/Factor Artists; Makeup: Kerre Berry/Factor Artists; Hair and Makeup: Maegan Rebecca using Davines hair care and Laura Mercier makeup; Models: Mabel Terry, Katie Cook, Cole Knight/Factor Chosen Model Management; Stylist Assistants: Tamar Fasja Unikel, Olivia Lavery; Photo Assistant: Justin Butzen

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