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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Giuliana Rancic

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MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM  123 BOUTIQUES N EW AESOP Founded in Melbourne in 1987, this renowned Australian skincare brand has brought its ultra-luxe, carefully developed product lines—from facial toners and shampoo to body balm and fragrance—to the Midwest with this sophisticated, chic space in the heart of Bucktown's Damen Avenue shopping district. 1653 N. Damen Ave., 872- 802-4 626; NEW ATHENE Inspired by the "strong yet very feminine" Greek goddess of its name, this North Shore newcomer from fashionista Ashley Quicksilver takes style cues from rock 'n' roll icons and Audrey Hepburn alike. The minimalist space showcases a luxe selection of women's wear brands ranging from Rona Pfeiffer to Rick Owens. 837 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-1918; NEW BELLE VIE BRIDAL COUTURE Chicago fashion dynamo and bridal style aficionado Amanda Bonnell presents the ultimate curated selection of bridal fashions, featuring luxe gowns from the likes of J.Mendel and Valentino to Bonnell's own Audrey Grant line. 214 W. Erie St., 312-751- 2222; BILLY REID Stock up on Southern-cool staples for men and women at the first Midwest boutique from this New York- and Alabama-based designer, the 2012 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, who has collaborated with brands ranging from Levi's and J.Crew to Neiman Marcus and K-Swiss. 845 W. Randolph St., 312-614-1503; BLAKE One of the city's most exquisite shopping destinations, this go-to from veteran fashionistas Marilyn Blaszka and Dominic Marcheschi features a smart, fastidiously edited selection from top-of-the-line designers like Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, Céline, and Marni. 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047 BONOBOS This menswear favorite founded by Chicago native Andy Dunn is the largest American clothing brand ever built on the web; now it has expanded its brick and mortar presence in the Windy City with two signature Guideshops, which personalize the shopping experience via individual Guides who walk clients through the trying-on and ordering process. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Second Fl., 312-833- 9149; 845 W. Armitage Ave., 773-697-4910; BURDI Trim, distinguished, and perpetually dapper, Rino Burdi is the ultimate ambassador for Gold Coast chic. It's only fitting, since he practically grew up in the neighborhood while his Italian-born father, master tailor Alfonso Burdi, was establishing his boutique as the city's premier source for handmade Italian style. Decades later, designer Rino carries on the family name with flair. 58 E. Walton St., 312-642-9166; C.D. PEACOCK A Chicago jewelry institution since 1837, with three suburban shopping center locations. Channel Grace Kelly with Mikimoto pearls, or go contemporary chic with timepieces from the likes of Gucci and Chanel. INSIDER TIP: Jewelry repair, watch service, appraisals, and custom design, too. 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-679-1837; E-140 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-619-6560; 172 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-571- 5355; DANIEL GEORGE One of Chicago's premier men's clothiers, offering a range of custom attire, from suits and blazers to dress shirts, overcoats, and tuxedos, plus belts, shoes, cufflinks, and a variety of other accessories for the sharp-dressed gentleman. 155 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 770, 312-729-5202; danielgeorge DOLCE & GABBANA One of the pinnacles of Italian high fashion on Oak Street, with everything from technicolor footwear and show-stopping gowns, jewelry, and accessories to men's suits and street fashion from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's latest collection. 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO More than 130 stores with savings of up to 75 percent, including arbiters of chic like Burberry, Prada, AllSaints, and St. John. INSIDER TIP: Purchase a Green Savings Card for $5 from the Concierge Services desk on Level 1 for additional discounts. 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, 847-928-7500; GIORGIO ARMANI Milan style near the Mag Mile. Explore the new Spring '17 collection from this Italian fashion powerhouse's Gold Coast headquarters, featuring filmy fabrics and loads of fringe for women, and easy jackets and pants for men. 25 E. Oak St., 312-751-2244; GRAFF DIAMONDS Renowned gemologist and Chicago store director Eve Rogers and her team showcase some of the most brilliant baubles in the world—from diamond- and-ruby-encrusted necklaces to extraordinary timepieces—at this jewelry powerhouse's Gold Coast location. 103 E. Oak St., 312-604- 1000; GUCCI The Italian fashion house has unveiled a super-sleek flagship at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, featuring the latest collections from designer Alessandro Michele, from the ultimate in luxe suiting and eveningwear to the latest buzzed-about collaboration with street artist GucciGhost. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504; HALSTED EYE BOUTIQUE Quality, comprehensive vision care from the Lakeview office of Dr. Joanna Slusky, from contact lenses and eyeglasses—including a luxe line of brands like Tom Ford, Bulgari, Aesop boasts luxe beauty products in a minimalist space. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF AESOP The SOURCE: STYLE

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