ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 5 - September

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NEWS THE GOLD COAST CONTINUES TO SET THE STYLISH STANDARD WITH A HOST OF NEW BOUTIQUES. Following the success of its Lincoln Park pop-up shop, Barbour is hitting the Gold Coast with a staggering 7,000 square feet devoted to British heritage, with a full range of classic styles for women, men, children, and even pets. 54 E. Walton St., 312-944-0250; Children's author Molly Hillenbrand Vernon can now add Chicago boutique owner to her résumé. Opening this month, Luxaby Baby & Child is an ultrachic shop for baby, child, and maternity fashions carrying Baby CZ, Petit Bateau, Rachel Riley, and more for the most discerning of moms and mini-mes. 59 E. Oak St.; Mark Gill and Tina Kourasis's new appointment-only showroom VMR (Vintage, Modern, Resale) boasts 700 vintage couture pieces—think Geoffrey Beene, Missoni, Versace, and Yves St. Laurent—in an on-site vault in addition to a host of modern styles by the likes of Fendi, with whom the showroom boasts an exclusive partnership. "We're housing the pioneers while paying homage to the new brilliant designers of today," says Gill of the concept. 34 E. Oak St., 7th Fl., 312-649-6673 FROM TOP: Mark Gill and Tina Kourasis; VMR's appointment-only showroom. La Dolce Vita ITALIAN JEWELER BUCCELLATI HITS OAK STREET WITH A 60-PIECE, ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTION TO CELEBRATE THE BRAND'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY. FAMED JEWELRY HOUSE Buccellati brings its fine craftsmanship and international style to Chicago with the opening of a bi-level Oak Street boutique featuring Italian luxuries in homage to the brand's lineage. Walls are covered with precious Italian silks and hand-carved wood paneling, and the ceiling is adorned with a Venetian chandelier. Included in the location's offerings are Buccellati's unique handmade jewels, timeless watches, and classic silver pieces, including the brand's newest collection, Blossoms, its first collection of sterling silver jewelry. Designed by fourth-generation descendant Lucrezia Buccellati, the Blossoms line brings a modernity and youthfulness to the storied brand and reemphasizes the importance of family. Each Buccellati piece has historically been designed by second-generation family member Gianmaria Buccellati and son Andrea, which makes for a truly exceptional story and spirited collection. 62 E. Oak St., 312-600-9224; MA PATRICK TONI WOOD-PRINCE CANADA Philanthropist & Businessman VP, Art Institute Auxiliary Board "Right after I married my beautiful wife, we received 12 place settings of the Laura pattern Buccellati silver from my grandmother as a wedding present. We use it at our dinner parties, and since my grandmother is no longer with us, it gives me a sentimental feeling to see it on the table." "Buccellati coming to Chicago is another feather in our cap. The house is full of history and has been run by the Buccellati family since the early 1900s, and the family is still heavily involved in the running of the business with the new partners. It is rich in history, just like our City." BAUBLE UP Buccellati's 60th anniversary collection features pendant earrings adorned with gems such as sapphires, tanzanites, and yellow citrine. Years in the making, the series is all the more exceptional because the pendants can be detached and the earrings worn separately as studs. For the most discerning of clients, this is a unique opportunity to experience a truly special piece of the celebrated Buccellati history and attention to detail and visit what is sure to become an iconic Chicago boutique. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF SCHEAR (CANADA); TAYLOR CASTLE (VMR SHOWROOM) Stay Golden Carved jade and brilliantcut diamond earrings ($62,000). 102 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 102_MA_SS_News-Buccellati_Sept_13.indd 102 8/7/13 6:50 PM

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