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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…

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Fashion and Shopping Festival Debuts on Mag Mile

Mile of Style
In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, a two-week event, launches Friday, August 26 with celebrity appearances, designer meet-and-greets, discounts, trunk shows, concerts, cooking demonstrations, and more…

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California Eyewear Brand Comes to Gold Coast

Star Quality
Oliver Peoples (941 Rush St.; 312-266-9000, oliverpeoples.com), an eyewear company that makes high-end glasses frames and sunglasses that are often spotted on celebrities (including Madonna and Kanye West), opened its first Chicago boutique in July in the Gold Coast. It is the ninth stand-alone store for the brand, which was established in West Hollywood, California in 1986…

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Roscoe Village Maternity Boutique Opens Halsted Location

Kickin’ It
Kickin’ (2120 N. Halsted St.; 773-525-2120, kickinmaternity.com), a locally owned boutique in Roscoe Village that offers maternity active wear and contemporary maternity apparel, opened its second location last month in Lincoln Park…

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Local Boutiques Unite via New Online Shop

Sales Only
Get ready for some competition, eBay and Amazon. Lesley Tweedie, owner of Roscoe Village Bikes, recently launched an online marketplace of sale-only items from independent boutiques. Appropriately named Little Independent (littleindependent.com), the site is dedicated to helping shop owners better market their hard-to-sell items…

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Femme-Focused Boutique in Lincoln Park

Flirty and Fab
In need of a new outfit for that upcoming bridal shower? How about a dress for this weekend’s work event? Mes Amies (2428 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-697-7600), a new women’s boutique in Lincoln Park, brings Chicago women a refreshing selection of casual looks for work and play…

3 years
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Charitable Resale Shop Opens in Old Town

Have Mercy
The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (mercyhome.org) launched Mercy Beaucoup! (1545 N. Wells St.; 312-202-6794, mercybeaucoup.com), a new resale boutique in Old Town…

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AllSaints Now on Michigan Avenue

Saintly Style
Nearly 20 years after its founding, AllSaints Spitalfields (700 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-283-0400, us.allsaints.com) has opened its first Chicago location. Although the British brand’s vintage-inspired looks first became available in the city last year at Bloomingdale’s (900 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-440-4460, bloomingdales.com), the new 11,000 square-feet store, which opened last month, gives locals a much larger selection of accessories and clothing…

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Mom-Daughter Lifestyle Boutique Arrives in Lincoln Park

Cool, Calm, and Collected
A few years ago, Melanie Thomas, a marriage and family therapist, sought to create a shop that sold products to soothe the body and mind. In June, Thomas achieved her goal with help from her daughters…

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French Skincare Shop Opens in Lincoln Park

Produits Naturels
Autrepart Nature (2052 N. Halsted St.; 773-661-2694, autrepart.fr), one of the newest Lincoln Park boutiques, features natural and organic skincare lines straight from Europe…

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Chicago Bull Launches Pop Up T-Shirt Shop

Like Father, Like Sons Growing up, the Chicago Bulls guard/forward Kyle Korver and his younger brother Klayton watched their dad form a volunteer organization that successfully cleaned up and revitalized the town of Paramount, California…