Home Decor


This under-the-radar showroom (by appointment only) is an education for the eye.
5 E. Goethe St., 312-787-6123, branca.com

The Golden Triangle

A River North treasure chest of Asian antiques, from tiny vessels to enormous gates.
330 N. Clark St., 312-755-1266, goldentriangle.biz

A necklace from LuLu’s Vintage
LuLu’s Vintage


LuLu’s Vintage

Amazing costume baubles from the 1920s to the 1980s.
900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-888-9149, lulusbellekay.com

Men’s Apparel


Frederick Lynn

Custom wool suits are the draw at this pricey Gold Coast den of dapperness.
9 E. Huron St., 312-496-3994, fredericklynn.com

Women’s Apparel


Atelier Azza

Impeccably embellished garments designed by rising star Azeeza Khan.
900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9373, azeeza.us


No sign on the door. Balenciaga, Marni, etc., inside.
212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047


For lovers of high fashion with an edge, this red-lacquered store is unmissable.
15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000, ikram.com



Stylist Sararose Krenger offers eco-friendly dresses—plus image consulting.
67 E. Oak St., 773-654-3421, sararosekrenger.com

Tina Kourasis and Mark Gill
Tina Kourasis and Mark Gill


Mark Gill and Tina Kourasis, owners

When Gill and Kourasis opened VMR (Vintage Modern Resale) last summer, they brought consignment in Chicago to new heights (think Lanvin, Missoni, Alaïa).

How it works: Make an appointment or request a house call. “We identify gaps in clients’ closets and find what they need,” says Kourasis.

Hottest ticket: “I recently went to the Gucci Museum in Florence, and lo and behold, I saw a floral Gucci dress that we have in the shop,” says Gill.

Secret weapon: “Yvonne, who alters every garment to perfection,” says Gill.

34 E. Oak St., 7th floor, 312-649-6673, vmrchicago.com



An unfailingly stellar collection of hard-to-find beauty products, men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, and home furnishings.
900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-1519, space519.com