Think shoes obsess you? You’ve got nothing on these store owners and buyers, who can sum up your style in a glance. Their choices will always be right on trend, and they insist that comfort is as important as style
With mirrors from Hollywood’s golden age and pop-era lamps, this stylish modern mecca blows the dust off the concept of an “antique mart.”
Let a showhouse design for a bold master bedroom inspire your own zen-worthy retreat
A narrow hallway goes from drab to fab
Live from New York, Scoop brings its first superstore for fashion-savvy shoppers to Chicago
The Rat Pack look, brown shoes, and women in suits. Chicago’s most creative men’s clothiers dish on the best and worst choices for their own—and the opposite—sex
SOFT TOUCH Tan leather and cashmere pack a fashionable wallop in the gym or at home (Brunello Cucinelli boxing gloves, $450, and cashmere jump rope with leather handle, $195 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores). TOPLESS This life-size ceramic egg holds just enough earth (and seeds) to start a tiny desktop garden (Egglings, $8.95 … Read more
A men’s clothing store in Old Town takes a classic approach to service and promises to give grown-up guys a hip but decidedly polished new look.
Entrepreneurs Monika and Erika Simmons hook up Chicagoans with their funky crocheted apparel line.
On a westerly stretch of Armitage Avenue, Michele Fitzpatrick makes a case for enviro-friendly design with her sophisticated new furniture line.