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4 years
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Kathryn Kerrigan Opens in Bucktown

Super Shoes
Three years after launching her first brick-and-mortar location in Libertyville, the designer Kathryn Kerrigan is offering her vintage-couture inspired shoes in Chicago…

4 years
ago

 

Little Green Baby Revamps

Starting from Scratch
When Kim Sledgister purchased the environmentally friendly shop Little Green Baby (4654 N. Rockwell St.; 773-505-2066, mylittlegreenbaby.com) from Kim Gayeski in March, she decided to make it her own…

4 years
ago

 

Former Jake Owners Reemerge in 900 Shops

Favorite Finds
When Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel closed their popular boutique, Jake (939 N. Rush St.), in April, they planned to open a pop-up store this past spring and a concept store in the fall of 2010…

4 years
ago

 

New Women’s Boutique In Oak Park

Inspiration for everyone
When Heather Anderson set out to launch Muse (106 N. Marion St., Oak Park; 708-948-7052, museoakpark.com), she sought to create a contemporary “lifestyle store” for all budgets…

4 years
ago

 

Designer Opens Shop in Ukrainian Village

Store by Les
Lesley Timpe, the owner of a popular five-year old clothing and hat line called Squasht by Les, says her decision to extend the online and wholesale business by opening a retail operation was spontaneous…

4 years
ago

 

New Women’s Boutique in Boystown

His—and now hers
Last year, Marc Engel, the creator of the recently closed Oak Street boutique Chasalla, opened CRAM Fashion (3331 N. Broadway St.; 773-477-1737, cramchicago.com), a small, affordable clothing and accessories shop in Boystown…

4 years
ago

 

Florodora Shoes Opens in the Loop

Sole Sister
Florodora (330 S. Dearborn St.; 312-212-8860), one of the few locally owned women’s clothing and accessories boutiques in the Loop, now has a sister store down the street…

4 years
ago

 

Hermès Moves to Old Barneys Space

Parlez-vous Français?
The new Hermès (25 E. Oak St.; 312-787-8175, hermes.com) holds its grand opening event on Thursday, June 10th in the former Barneys New York location…

4 years
ago

 

Fashion and Art in River North

Worldly Gems Galore
Women’s couture fashion. Custom-made Italian suits for men. Famous paintings. Tribal masks from Indonesia. You name it, and Atelier (714 N. Wells St.; 312-403-1998, atelierchicago.us) probably has it. After all, the new River North boutique carries a mix of new and vintage findings from around the world.

4 years
ago

 

Lake View Boutique Loves Local Designers

Homegrown Fashion
When Tracey Glibowski was laid off for the second time in three years, she didn’t sit around and sulk. Instead, the former advertising executive decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and open a women’s boutique on the Northside.

4 years
ago

 

Accessories Shop Opens on Gold Coast

No Pairs Allowed
After a few months in a temporary space on Oak Street, Little Miss Matched (835 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-915-0676, littlemissmatched.com) opened its first Midwest shop on the fifth floor of Water Tower Place earlier this month.

4 years
ago

 

New Women’s Boutique in Bucktown

Online to On the Block
Bucking the trend of brick-and-mortar businesses going online-only, Dress Up Boutique (1937 N. Damen Ave.; 773-235-7780, dressup-boutique.com) is an online women’s clothing and accessories shop that recently opened a retail space in Bucktown.

4 years
ago

 

Upscale Resale in Oak Park

A Fresh Take on Consignment
Even though Divine Consign (111 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park; 810 North Blvd., Oak Park; 708-386-3366, divineconsignoakpark.com) opened at the height of the economic recession, when many other Chicagoland shops were closing, the Oak Park home boutique found a niche.