Sales Check

October 2011

2 years


Up-and-Coming Designer Wes Gordon Returns to Chicago

Hometown Hero
Wes Gordon ( 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…

3 years


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,, which opened yesterday in Bucktown…

3 years


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,, in Wicker Park late last month…