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April 2009

8 years
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Wicker Park’s Latest Addition

Less is More, She Says
Three months after moving from New York to Chicago last November, Texas native Jana Zacek opened her first-ever boutique in Wicker Park. Featuring mostly black, white, and gray dresses and tops with pops of color, Mulberry & Me (2019 W. Division St.; 773-952-7551) has items for work and play. “Being stylish isn’t about having a closet full of clothes. It’s about being able to use the same items in different ways,” Zacek says. Whether you need something for work or…

8 years
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Neapolitan Expands to Carry Mens’ Lines

Double Your Pleasure
Nearly six years after opening Neapolitan, the owner Kelly Golden created a male counterpart to her popular suburban women’s designer boutique. Adjacent to the women’s shop, Neapolitan Men (725 Elm St., Winnetka; 847-441-7784, neapolitanonline.com) opened in mid March and carries everything from casual pants and sports coats to ties and wallets. “Clients had been asking for years to carry…

8 years
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Bridal Boutique in West Loop

Your Gown, Your Way
When Marshall Field’s on State Street converted to Macy’s in 2006, designer Michelle Gertzman needed a new location to sell her bridal gowns. Nearly three years later, the Chicago native finally opens her first bridal salon, Michelle Rahn (211 N. Green St.; 312-243-1919, michellerahn.com), on April 15th. “It’s not just about making a purchase,” says Gertzman, who works with her clients by appointment only. “I want to make it as easy as possible for the bride…

8 years
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Shop for New Parents in Lincoln Park

Laughing Stock
Selling baby furniture, bedding, toiletries, toys, clothing, and more under one roof, giggle (2116 N. Halsted St.; 773-296-6228, giggle.com) recently opened its first Midwest location, providing a new resource for expecting parents in Chicago. “We’re less of a baby store and more of a new-parent store,” says giggle founder and CEO, Ali Wing. With a mission to help urban parents, giggle tries to find products that solve city problems such as…

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