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3 years
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Bra Boutique Arrives in Oak Brook

Confidence Booster
An alternative to Victoria’s Secret and other massive bra chains, intimacy launched its second Chicagoland location last month in the Oakbrook Center (100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 630-537-0400, myintimacy.com)…

3 years
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Carhartt Opens Wicker Park Shop

Useful and Then Some
Carhartt, the Detroit-based line that launched 122 years ago as the uniform of farmers, ranchers, and construction workers, gained a pre-millennial following of rappers, skaters, and BMX bikers without altering its iconic chore coat or other brown-twill staples…

3 years
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Le Dress Opens on Mag Mile

Best Dress-ed
Nearly three years after launching in Wicker Park, le Dress—a locally-owned, dress-only boutique—opened a second, temporary storefront this past Friday at The Shops at North Bridge…

3 years
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New York-minded Boutique in Lincoln Park

An Empire State of Mind
Shortly after moving to Chicago from New York, Kelli Jones, a former executive at L’Atelier Group, a New York fashion showroom featuring designers such as Three Dots and The Addison Story, had trouble finding her favorite brands at local boutiques…

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Hazel Apparel Arrives in Ravenswood

We’re Nuts for Hazel
Since opening in 2001, Hazel (1902 W. Montrose Ave.; 773-769-2227, hazelchicago.com) has brought Chicagoans a stellar selection of jewelry, accessories, stationery, housewares, and candles…

3 years
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Costume Jewelry Boutique Opens in Lincoln Park

Private Label Goes Public
Though its pieces are found all over the country—sold under fashion brands such as J. Mendel, Douglas Hannant, and Ralph Lauren, and carried at major department stores, such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s— Sequin, the company behind the jewelry, isn’t very well known…

3 years
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Chic Boutique Opens in Lincoln Park

All That Glitters
Back in 2005, the Chicago native Monique Scott was designing her wedding invitations with bead wrappings when she realized something about herself. “I had always been very creative and would also accessorize my clothes,” she says, “so I just told myself, I could design jewelry, and I did it…”

3 years
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L.K. Bennett Opens First U.S. Store

London Calling
Set to open this spring, L.K. Bennett (900 N. Michigan Ave.; lkbennett.com) brings tailored and modern women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from London…

3 years
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Haberdashery Accessorizes the Gold Coast

When Rafik Boughadou, a native of Algeria, moved to the United States 11 years ago, he quickly fell in love. “When I went to Fashion Week for the first time, it really changed my life,” he says…

3 years
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Boutique Pharmacy Arrives in Lincoln Park

Drugstore Cowboy
When Parkway Drugs was sold to Walgreens and closed last year, pharmacist Aaron Pietrykowski wasn’t interested in becoming a part of a corporate agency…

3 years
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Jack Spade Opens on Oak Street

Murse Alert!
The new Jack Spade on Oak Street (47 E. Oak St.; 312-915-0315, jackspade.com), right across the street from the standalone Kate Spade shop, features the prep-school, smart-aleck style that has made the line popular…

3 years
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Online Vintage Shop Offers Free Home Try Ons

Fitting Frenzy Ash & Arrow, an online vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories shop, launched in November 2010 and now offers in-home try-on services for Chicago women…

3 years
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Luxury Garage Sale Holds First Shopping Event

Divine Deals
Seeking to offer Chicagoans with a more lavish option on how to clear out their closets, lifelong friends Lindsay Segal and Brielle Buchberg recently launched Luxury Garage Sale (847-609-5012, luxurygaragesale.com), an upscale consignment service…

3 years
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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, trilliumchicago.com), brings the city a fresh, eclectic selection of casual tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories for men and women…