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3 years
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Hazel Apparel Arrives in Ravenswood

We’re Nuts for Hazel
Since opening in 2001, Hazel (1902 W. Montrose Ave.; 773-769-2227, hazelchicago.com) has brought Chicagoans a stellar selection of jewelry, accessories, stationery, housewares, and candles…

3 years
ago

 

Costume Jewelry Boutique Opens in Lincoln Park

Private Label Goes Public
Though its pieces are found all over the country—sold under fashion brands such as J. Mendel, Douglas Hannant, and Ralph Lauren, and carried at major department stores, such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s— Sequin, the company behind the jewelry, isn’t very well known…

3 years
ago

 

Chic Boutique Opens in Lincoln Park

All That Glitters
Back in 2005, the Chicago native Monique Scott was designing her wedding invitations with bead wrappings when she realized something about herself. “I had always been very creative and would also accessorize my clothes,” she says, “so I just told myself, I could design jewelry, and I did it…”

3 years
ago

 

L.K. Bennett Opens First U.S. Store

London Calling
Set to open this spring, L.K. Bennett (900 N. Michigan Ave.; lkbennett.com) brings tailored and modern women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from London…

3 years
ago

 

Haberdashery Accessorizes the Gold Coast

When Rafik Boughadou, a native of Algeria, moved to the United States 11 years ago, he quickly fell in love. “When I went to Fashion Week for the first time, it really changed my life,” he says…

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3 years
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Boutique Pharmacy Arrives in Lincoln Park

Drugstore Cowboy
When Parkway Drugs was sold to Walgreens and closed last year, pharmacist Aaron Pietrykowski wasn’t interested in becoming a part of a corporate agency…

3 years
ago

 

Jack Spade Opens on Oak Street

Murse Alert!
The new Jack Spade on Oak Street (47 E. Oak St.; 312-915-0315, jackspade.com), right across the street from the standalone Kate Spade shop, features the prep-school, smart-aleck style that has made the line popular…

3 years
ago

 

Online Vintage Shop Offers Free Home Try Ons

Fitting Frenzy Ash & Arrow, an online vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories shop, launched in November 2010 and now offers in-home try-on services for Chicago women…

3 years
ago

 

Luxury Garage Sale Holds First Shopping Event

Divine Deals
Seeking to offer Chicagoans with a more lavish option on how to clear out their closets, lifelong friends Lindsay Segal and Brielle Buchberg recently launched Luxury Garage Sale (847-609-5012, luxurygaragesale.com), an upscale consignment service…

3 years
ago

 

Co-Ed Boutique Opens in Wicker Park

A Flower Blooms on Division Street
Wicker Park’s latest shop, Trillium (1744 W. Division St.; 773-698-8162, trilliumchicago.com), brings the city a fresh, eclectic selection of casual tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for men and women…

4 years
ago

 

Dual Children’s Boutique Arrives on Oak Street

Two-For-One
The European children’s brand Monnalisa (49 E. Oak St.; 312-929-2229, monnalisa.eu) and its sister store L.O.L. Kids (lol-kids.com) recently joined the long list of luxury boutiques on Oak Street…

4 years
ago

 

New Lifestyle Boutique Arrives in Ukrainian Village

Co-ed Clothing
Autumn and Brian Merritt closed their Lincoln Park boutique—Solemates, a men and women’s clothing and accessories shop—in 2010; but, they did it to focus on their independent lifestyle label…

4 years
ago

 

Michelle Tan Opens Block 37 Boutique

Double Dose
Less than five years after opening her first boutique in Bucktown (1872 N. Damen Ave.; 773-252-1888), the Chicago native and popular designer Michelle Tan has a new space at Block 37 (108 N. State St.; 312-701-1818, michelletan.com)…

4 years
ago

 

Another High-End Jeweler Joins Oak Street

Cocktail Couture
Pomellato (41 E. Oak St.; 312-649-9720, pomellato.it), the Italian jewelry brand known for its brightly colored cocktail rings, opened its first Chicago boutique in the Gold Coast in late October…