Sales Check

3 years
ago

 

Moncler Opens On Oak Street

Viva Italia
The renowned Milan-based apparel brand Moncler (33 E. Oak St.; 312-361-8573, moncler.com/eng) recently opened a standalone shop in the Gold Coast, bringing its latest selection of fashion-forward jackets, bags, hats, and shoes just in time for winter lows…

3 years
ago

 

Designer Sample Shop Opens in West Loop

Semi-Permanent Pop-Up
After a year of holding designer sample and overstock sales throughout Chicago, Re.Stock Shop (901 W. Madison St.; 312-243-9434, restockshop.com) recently settled into a semi-permanent showroom in the West Loop…

3 years
ago

 

Eco-Friendly Kids’ Goods in Oak Park

Trading Frenzy

After launching a zero-waste initiative across Oak Park School District 97, Michelle Vanderlaan pushed her go-green efforts forward with Sugarcup Trading (110 N. Marion St., Oak Park; 708-524-5336, sugarcuptrading.com), a new shop specializing in recycled and eco-friendly children’s toys, clothing, and gear from all over the world…

3 years
ago

 

Daring Fashion on Division Street

Turkish Delight

One of the latest fall openings, Kiz Chicago (2035 W. Division St.; 773-278-9800, kizchicago.com) features trendy, outside the box fashion for locals looking to stand out from the crowd…

3 years
ago

 

Merz Apothecary Moves to the Palmer House

New Space, New Goods
Merz Apothecary (4716 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-989-0900, merzapothecary.com, smallflower.com) celebrates its 135th year by opening a storefront level shop at the Palmer House at 17 East Monroe Street (312-781-6900), taking the place of the boutique’s seven-year residency at Macy’s State Street…

3 years
ago

 

Men’s Clothing Concierge in River North

Session Player
When Trunk Club, a men’s clothing service, first launched in Oregon a few years back, it involved female sales associates chatting with male clients via Skype and sending them some clothing options a few weeks later. “The business model was broken,” says the business’s new owner Brian Spaly, who re-launched Trunk Club …

3 years
ago

 

Deep Décor Discounts in Elmhurst

Twice is Nice
When the interior designer Kathleen Newhouse opened Park Place Interiors in Geneva, she wanted to offer her customers more than deep discounts on John Richard, Habersham, Highland House, Hancock & Moore, and Wesley Hall.

4 years
ago

 

Haberdash Men Opens in River North

Men’s Mecca
After five years in Old Town (1350 N. Wells St., 312-440-1300), Haberdash, one of the city’s few men’s boutiques, opened a second location in River North this month; the new store is at 607 North State Street (312-624-8551, haberdashmen.com)…

4 years
ago

 

The Rug Company Arrives in the Loop

Divine Floor Décor
The Rug Company (320 N. Clark St.; 312-379-1700, therugcompany.info), known for handmade, quality rugs from Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, and other designers, has arrived in the Loop…

4 years
ago

 

Rocking and Rolling in Logan Square

It’s Instrumental
Opened last weekend, Shake Shop (3247 W. Fullerton Ave.; 773-904-7690) offers a mix of used instruments, equipment, and rock-and-roll collectibles, as well as repair and restoration services from the local musician Tom Cassling.

4 years
ago

 

New Furniture Shop Arrives in Ukrainian Village

Scentimental Gardens 2.0
The landscaper and designer Debra Phillips recently opened SG Grand (1822 W. Grand Ave.; 312-226-6654, sggrand.com), a furniture and décor store, in the burgeoning design district along Grand Avenue, a spot Phillips chose because of its proximity to Post 27 (1819 W. Grand Ave.; 312-829-6122, post27store.com) and the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza; 800-677-6278, mmart.com)…