2207 W. Roscoe, (773)281-2772, juliangifts.com [ratings]
Goods: Handbags, home decor and accessories at Julian’s gifts; women’s shoes and clothing at Celia’s. Designers: Julian Gifts stocks mainly European lines from Italy, France and Spain while Celia’s Closet features gently used name brands like Coach, Prada, Guess, Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade. Read the rest of this entry »
2037 W. Roscoe, (773)281-2210, apiedshoeboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Shoes and accessories for women. Designers: Taryn by Taryn Rose, Frye, Jeffrey Campbell, Corso Como; bags by Joelle Nadine. Owner: Trudy Robinson Foley, owner of maternity boutique Kickin’, opened her shoe shop last spring because it was the only wardrobe essential her neighbors couldn’t find in Roscoe Village. Vibe: Mellow, bright, spacious and cozy. Antique Persian rugs and old trunks add vintage flavor to the exposed brick and hardwood floors, while a fireplace and the sonic sounds of Norah Jones keep it comfy. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: A style-obsessed city gal who leaves the house at 7am and doesn’t return until 10pm. The shoes are chicly European in their aesthetic yet practical in their form, so you won’t be nursing blisters after your eight-block walk to the El. Shopper’s Perks: Originality all the way. Robinson Foley works with many smaller lines to carry exclusive colors or designs of certain shoes, and a few of the shop’s offerings are made exclusively for A Pied.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009
Daily Candy reports that Roscoe Village now has its first shoe boutique, `A Pied. Lines include Taryn by Taryn Rose, Hispanitas, Modern Vintage and All Black.
2002 W. Roscoe, (773)525-7004, glamtogo.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags, body products. Designers: Melie Bianco, 525 America, Topin, Theme; bags by Tano and Highway; jewelry from Kevi, Leila and Sepia. Owner: With a strong background in retail, Jenny Flynn opened Glam To Go with a mission to build a modern day one-stop shop. Vibe: With every surface covered in glitter, ribbons or frills, one could easily lose track of time taking in everything this small shop has to offer. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Feminine and whimsical. Perfect gear for visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary at the Notebaert Nature Museum. Shopper’s Perks: The complimentary gift-wrapping confirms that this place is perfect for grab-and-go gift shopping.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009
Glam To Go
2004 W. Roscoe, (773)935-2820; 43 E. Oak, (312)642-6403, thedenimlounge.com [ratings]
Goods: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. Designers: AG, Rich and Skinny, Paige, Joe’s Jeans, Serfontaine, 1921 Denim. Owner: David Shelist modeled his full-size boutique after the original Denim Lounge—a store-within-a-store in his Gold Coast Madison and Friends shop—because he wanted to bring a family-friendly denim store to Roscoe Village. Vibe: Denim Lounge takes its name seriously, with a massive wall of jeans overlooking an overstuffed blue couch, stacks of magazines and a large-screen plasma TV. The mirror mosaic counter, saltwater fish tank and dogs-welcome policy round out the laidback lounge atmosphere. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Rock-star cool, headed to the Empty Bottle for a show and over to Green Eye for post-concert socializing.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009
The Denim Lounge
2104 W. Roscoe, (773)281-2466, cinnamonboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Jeans by Mavi, Kasil, Red Engine and James Jeans; dresses by Liquid, pieces from Free People. Owner: A former school social worker, Emily Helfrich dreamt of opening her own boutique for years before finally taking the plunge. Vibe: Amidst the deep pink walls and sea of wooden hangers, you’ll find plenty of classy staple pieces and enough colorful creativity to keep your heart rate up. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: These sleek and stylish basics will let you head straight from the office to a meal at Green Zebra. Shopper’s Perks: Cinnamon features four local jewelry designers, including Dana Wadas Reed and Ulia Carella.
UPDATED May 2009