Shortly after graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Michelle Barone was asked to create an exclusive clothing line for the opening reception of the museum’s Modern Wing in May 2009.
Three Days Only
Growing up in New Orleans, Katie Ernst traveled to various junk and antique stores with her grandma, mom, and aunts with an eye for deals on great finds. In October 2009, Ernst opened Revision Home (2132 W. Fulton St.; 312-226-2221, revisionchicago.com), which sells vintage and antique pieces online and by appointment.
Cutting Her Own Path
After 15 years in corporate salons, the hair colorist Karen Marie Vanoni wanted a more creative work environment. But shortly into her search, she realized she wanted to open her own salon.
Another Williams-Sonoma affiliate, west elm (1000 W. North Ave.; 312-867-1770, westelm.com) opens in Lincoln Park tomorrow, February 3rd, joining its nearby sister stores Pottery Barn (1000 W. North Ave.; 312-587-9837, potterybarn.com) and the combined PBteen-Pottery Barn Kids (2111 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-525-8349, pbteen.com, potterybarnkids.com).