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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF TARGET (BERKUS) HERE & NOW Three coveted labels are hoping to make you the season's most popular gift-giver by offer- ing luxe items your recipients will adore. From the Italian lingerie powerhouse La Perla (34 E. Oak St., 312-494-0400; comes the Maison nightgown ($1,040) and robe ($1,753), whose soft silk, black lace, and festive crimson hue will add a merry spark to any holiday night. By day, women of the Windy City can sport the Skyscraper bootie ($1,595; BELOW) from Neiman Marcus newcomer Roger Vivier (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900;, which boasts a chic slanted heel that's perfect for navigating the seasonal rush. And for men, the ultimate winter classic is a double-breasted Bond peacoat ($795) from recent Fulton Market arrival Billy Reid (845 W. Randolph St., 312-614- 1503;, complete with a leather undercollar. Casadei ($795). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; Dolce & Gabbana ($795). 68 E. Oak St., 312-642-3570; Gianvito Rossi ($670). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; Jimmy Choo ($850). 65 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; Tory Burch ($450). 45 E. Oak St., 312-280-0010; Givenchy ($1,350). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; // what's afoot // HOLIDAY TOUCH LUSH VELVETS AND RICH TEXTURES ADD A LUXE LOO O WINTER PUMPS. VANCOUVER-BASED BRAND T AND ACE SETS UP SHOP IN THE WEST LOOP. Chicagoans have a new sartorial stop to make for cozy-chic basics this holiday season: the Canadian label Kit and Ace, which specializes in fabrics like its signature machine-washable Technical Cashmere. For Windy City shoppers, cofounder J J Wilson—who established the brand with his stepmother, Shannon Wilson (former lead designer at the athleisure giant Lululemon)—suggests functional pieces, like the layer-ready Willow long-sleeve top and the Atlantic blanket, which, he notes, can easily double as a shawl. "[The] West Loop has a great vibe, with the right mix of shops, restaurants, and business," says Wilson of the airy boutique's Fulton Market District location. "We wanted to be part of that neighborhood." Considering the rapturous response to the shop's opening, it's clear the feeling is mutual. 821 W. Fulton Market, 844-548-6223; MA Kit and Ace cofounders Shannon (LEFT) and JJ Wilson. La Perla's new boutique is a must-stop for Oak Street shoppers. Chicago's Nate Berkus is celebrating 20 years in business. INTERIOR MOTIVES Chicago is proud to claim Nate Berkus as one of its own, and now the beloved interior designer and author is celebrat- ing 20 years of style at his eponymous West Town–based fi rm. His secret to success? "I know what works for me and what doesn't," says Berkus, who favors all things neutral, natural, and well-made. "Classic and unfussy are my go-tos." As someone who admits to not following trends, he believes that personal style is the key to home design. "It's one of the fi rst things I fi nd out about a client," he says. "What's in their wardrobe? What do they love to wear? If you gravitate toward a lot of color or accessorize with gold jewelry, then those are décor elements you want to incorporate into your home." And what about Chicagoans? "They have great taste," Berkus says. "You see it in their per- sonal style, their homes, the way they live. I love how all of that has shaped me, personally and as a designer." // GIFT GUIDE // Oh, Canada STYLE Spotlight 56 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM

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