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,, brings the city a fresh, eclectic selection of casual tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for men and women…

A Flower Blooms on Division Street

Wicker Park’s latest shop, Trillium (1744 W. Division St.; 773-698-8162,, brings the city a fresh, eclectic selection of casual tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for men and women. “Specifically on Division Street, there isn’t any other high-end, everyday boutique,” says the owner, Erica Cook, who worked at both Tangerine (1719 N. Damen St.; 773-772-0505) and Shopbop ( “We carry pieces that are classic, but not super trendy . . . and we have a lot of lines that no one else carries.” Opened in late October 2010, Trillium carries items that range in price from $50 for a T-shirt to $700 for winter coats. New arrivals include silk print dresses by Cynthia Vincent ($250 to $350) and women’s slouch khakis pants from Vince ($200). For men, look for chino pants in khaki, gray, green, and maroon ($88), and men’s plaid print shirts ($80), both from Bonobos. “Bonobos is solely online, so we’re the first to try the line out in a store,” says Cook. This spring, look for other exclusive collections at Trillium, including items from Brooklyn-based Jackson Johnston and Roe, and the French designer Alice Ritter.


Top Sales This Week

Macy’s on State Street (111 N. State St.; 312-781-1000, honors Eunice W. Johnson, the creator of Ebony Fashion Fair (, with a private archive fashion exhibit Wednesday, February 2nd, through Monday, February 7th. During the event, guests who spend at least $50 on Fashion Fair cosmetics get a free tote. Also, shoppers who wear red while shopping from February 2nd, through Sunday, February 6th, receive 20 percent off selected merchandise for National Wear Red Day.

PrettyCity ( offers massages, facials, and more at local spas and salons, Tuesday, February 1st, through Monday, February 28th, for its annual “Love You” campaign. Visit for a full list of participants and deals.


The Best of the Rest

  • Gallery 1028 (1028 N. Hooker St.; 312-239-2328, holds a Brides, Bubbles and Bliss event ( with former America’s Next Top Model winner and Lake Forest native, Brittany McKey Sullivan, on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests enjoy Champagne and a look at the latest couture gowns, wedding vendors, and more. Tickets ($20 to $65 for single, $95 to $200 for groups) are available at
  • Save 10 percent on a new selection of customizable Valentine’s Day cards from U Stationery (312-772-2750, Enter online promo code VDAY10 to get the discount.
  • The Spa at the Elysian Hotel (11 E. Walton St.; 312-646-1310, now features Pacific Islands-inspired treatments through March 31st. Enjoy a 60-minute Tahitian fruit wrap for $180, a 60-minute Lomi Lomi massage for $175, a 90-minute Lomi Lomi massage for $260, or a 90-minute pineapple scrub facial with a coconut foot-and-hand treatment for $230.
  • Solo Salon (1065 W. Madison St.; 312-491-9771, offers various discounts through Monday, February 28th, including 15 percent off a bikini or Brazilian wax as well as an express style for $35. Visit and click on the “Events” tab for a full list of deals.
  • Blo Dri (408 N. Clark St.; 312-595-3000, offers first-time clients a free hair cut with any color service purchased this month.
  • Crosell & Co. (1922 N. Damen Ave.; 773-252-9010, recently opened a second Chicagoland location at the 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave., level 5; 312-266-4500).
  • For Valentine’s Day, the Spa @ Equinox (900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-254-2500; 799 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-681-7777; 1750 N. Clark St., 312-254-4000; 200 W. Monroe St., 312-252-3100; offers a 60-minute chocolate facial and skin analysis for $155 through Monday, February 28th.
  • Heaven Gallery (1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., second floor; 773-342-4597, holds its next Vintage Heaven sale even—themed Dressing Outside the Box—with accessories and clothing from local designers on Saturday, February 5th, and Sunday, February 6th, from 12 to 6 p.m.
  • Renaissance Chicago North Shore (933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 847-498-6500, offers two discounted packages in February. The Romance Package, starting at $189, features an overnight stay, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and breakfast for two. The Ruth Chris Dinner Package, also starting at $189, bundles an overnight stay, a $100 Ruth Chris gift card, and breakfast for two.



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