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Salon with Childcare Services Arrives in Bucktown

Baby-Sitters Club
“The idea [for the salon] was centered around allowing a mom to feel like herself again, without needing to rely on a babysitter, nanny, husband, or partner to help out,” says Valerie Weisman, co-owner of Urban Mom Salon (2143 N. Damen Ave.; 773-687-8346, urbanmomsalon.com)…

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Pop-Up Shop Features Merchandise Designed in Chicago

Locals Only
Made In Chicago Presented by AIBI (44 E. Grand Ave.; 312-836-1041), a pop-up shop produced by the City of Chicago’s Apparel Industry Board Inc., brings together clothing, accessories, and home items from 21 local designers…

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Haberdash Debuts Shop for Men’s Shoes and Accessories

All You Can Carry
Focusing on footwear and accessories for men, Haberdash EDC (611 N. State St.; 312-646-7870) opens Friday, November 25 on the same block as its “brother” store, Haberdash (607 N. State St.; 312-624-8551), which carries men’s apparel…

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Kid-centered Salon and Spa Comes to North Center

Kids Welcome
Rock Candy (4141 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-883-3000, rockcandysalonandspa.com), a salon and spa primarily for children, is scheduled to open later this month in North Center…

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New Lake View Boutique Combines Eco-Fashion With Vintage

Emerald City
Em Bo. (3432 N. Southport Ave.; 773-360-1501, shopembo.com), a clothing and accessories boutique, opened last month in Lake View with a goal of promoting vintage and environmentally sustainable items as everyday fashion…

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Up-and-Coming Designer Wes Gordon Returns to Chicago

Hometown Hero
Wes Gordon (wesgordon.com) may have launched his first collection of sophisticated, modern women’s clothing in New York, but the 25-year-old designer’s roots are in Chicago. “I lived there until I was four, and my dad’s family is still there,” he says…

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Bucktown Shop Introduces New Brands to Chicago

Editor in Chief
Morgan Gutterman, a veteran of the retail and wholesale clothing industries, likes to think outside the box when it comes to her own wardrobe. “I’m edgier and more fashion forward than most,” she says. After struggling to find clothes by her favorite designers in Chicago stores, Gutterman decided to launch her own boutique, The Edit (1917 N. Damen Ave.; 773-252-3350, shoptheedit.com), which opened yesterday in Bucktown…

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Boutique for Made-in-Chicago Designs Debuts in Wicker Park

Local Option
Carl Dahlstedt—a Columbia College alum whose clothes for women and men are produced exclusively in Chicago—opened his first boutique, C. Dahlstedt (2028 W. Division St.; 773-687-8273, cdahlstedt.com), in Wicker Park late last month…

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Local Designer Launches Women’s Boutique

Shirting the Issue
Dana Killion started Killion, a women’s clothing line, in 2008 to fill a void she saw in the overall selection of women’s shirts. “There were blouses, and then there were very casual T-shirts,” Killion says. “I thought there should be something in between that had design detail but that was still comfortable…”

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Budget-Conscious Boutique Hits Wheaton

The Price is Right
Kathleen Kirk had a dream about opening a boutique with her daughter, Angela Skurka. Months later, the mother-daughter duo launched Two Shopaholics (125 W. Front St., Wheaton; 630-682-0377), a store for women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags, and accessories—with an average price of $30 per item…

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Free People Opens Store on Southport

Third Time’s a Charm
Topshop wasn’t the only big-name retailer to launch a new spot in the Windy City last week. On September 7, Free People (freepeople.com) opened its third Chicago-area store in Lake View at 3447 North Southport Avenue (773-472-6157)…

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Topshop Opens in Chicago

British Invasion
After months of anticipation, Topshop (us.topshop.com) opens its Chicago location at 830 North Michigan Avenue at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8…

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Former Photographer Opens Lincoln Park Flower Shop

Flower Power
After stints in other industries, including fashion photography, Nancy Krause opened Nancy Krause Floral Design & Garden Antiques (1101 W. Webster Ave.; 773-248-1516, nkfloraldesign.com) earlier this month. In the 1990s, Krause shifted her focus from photography to flowers when she opened two floral boutiques in downtown Chicago…