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Boho Bridal Boutique Opens in Gold Coast

Whimsical Wedding Wear
One month after the arrival of Vera Wang (945 N. Rush St.; 312-379-5355, verawang.com), Anthropologie’s bridal brand BHLDN (8 E. Walton St.; 312-573-2573, bhldn.com), pronounced “beholden,” opened its second U.S. outpost in the Gold Coast today…

Lake Forest Boutique Celebrates 90 Years

Family of Fashion
In 1922, Margaret Baxter Foster opened The Lake Forest Shop (265 Market Square, Lake Forest; 847-234-0548, thelakeforestshop.com) to provide women with pants, skirts, tops, and other pieces to mix and match—a cutting edge concept at the time…

Luxury Hosiery Company Opens New Chicago Store

A Leg Up
The Austrian luxury hosiery brand Wolford—known for its patterned and brightly colored stockings, leggings, and tights—opened its second Chicago store this month in The Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Ave., first floor; 312-245-1894, wolfordshop.com)…

Boutique Geared Toward Tweens and Teens Opens in Roscoe Village

Girl Power
Watch out, Abercrombie, Hollister, and Aéropostale: There’s a recently opened, independently owned shop in Roscoe Village that caters to tweens and teens. Crush (2138 W. Roscoe St.; 773-661-9481, crushonroscoe.com) features clothing and accessories from more than 20 established and up-and-coming brands for girls (as well as a few for women)…

Patagonia Launches New Location in Gold Coast

Arriving in time for the first day of winter, Patagonia (patagonia.com), an environmentally conscious brand of outdoor clothing and gear, unveiled its second Chicago location (48 E. Walton St.; 312-640-5934) last week in the Gold Coast…

Salon with Childcare Services Arrives in Bucktown

Baby-Sitters Club
“The idea [for the salon] was centered around allowing a mom to feel like herself again, without needing to rely on a babysitter, nanny, husband, or partner to help out,” says Valerie Weisman, co-owner of Urban Mom Salon (2143 N. Damen Ave.; 773-687-8346, urbanmomsalon.com)…