For Cos — the design-conscious professional’s alternative to Banana Republic — Chicago was the natural choice for its first foray into the Midwest. The H&M-owned chain, which opened a newly constructed 5,700-square-foot showroom in the Gold Coast in June, organizes looks the way a style junkie would sort a dream closet. Highly curated capsule wardrobes are set amid lounge areas awash in Eames, Wegner, and Finn Juhl furnishings — a nod to the city’s modernist architecture that complements the clothing’s futuristic aesthetic. This summer, look for reinvented classics like crisp belted jumpsuits, boldly printed dresses, structured leather satchels, and men’s silk-cotton polo shirts. 46 E. Oak St.,

Stretch-cotton mock-turtleneck tank dress from Cos


Stretch-cotton mock-turtleneck tank dress

Gold-tone brass pendant necklace from Cos


Gold-tone brass pendant necklace

Women’s cotton and polyester jumpsuit from Cos


Women’s cotton and polyester jumpsuit

Leather pocketbook from Cos


Leather pocketbook

Women’s silk-and-cotton-blend shirt from Cos


Women’s silk-and-cotton-blend shirt

Men’s short-sleeved cotton shirt from Cos


Men’s short-sleeved cotton shirt

Knotted-leather cylindrical-heel sandals from Cos


Knotted-leather cylindrical-heel sandals

Leather tote from Cos


Leather tote

 Gold-tone brass hoop earrings from Cos


Gold-tone brass hoop earrings