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Best Landscape Architect

This firm is the local landscape authority for corporate, civic, and residential clients alike, say experienced Chicago brokers Jennifer Ames and Mario Greco. Its range could hardly be broader: It creates both traditional and modern designs for cramped city yards, sprawling suburban gardens, and luxurious hotel properties (Trump and Ritz-Carlton are clients).

Best Antiques Appraiser

To properly insure your home’s contents (furniture, silver, jewelry, etc.), you need to know their current value—and the best person around to figure that out is Judith Martin, owner of the west suburban antiques shop the Perfect Thing. “She has been the driving force behind making the International Society of Appraisers the largest and best … Read more

Best Fur Remaker

When you inherit your aunt’s outdated mink, stylists to Chicago’s rich and famous recommend bringing it to this Gold Coast shop. Fabbri will clean, repair, and recut that big-shouldered coat, transforming it into, say, an on-trend jacket or cape (and if there’s fur left over, you might just get a throw or pillow as a … Read more