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Sole Mates

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

Mod Life

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.”

The Big Bang

Live from New York, Scoop brings its first superstore for fashion-savvy shoppers to Chicago

Men at Work

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

Style Sheet

  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

Old School

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.