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

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124  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BURDI CLOTHING. OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT MANSUETO PHOTOGRAPHY TITLE: President and Chief Designer, Burdi Clothing MY NEIGHBOR- HOOD: "The Gold Coast. I enjoy the neighborhood feel and the people that live around me, and I can find just about everything here. It's a walking-friendly shopping and dining destination." FAVORITE NEW CHICAGO SPOT: "GT Prime (707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305; It's a light version of steak house with smaller cuts, and not as expensive as a traditional spot." GO-TO PLACE: "Tavern on Rush (1031 N. Rush St., 312-664-9600; It's an institution. They make a branzino with lemon and jalapeño that would impress anyone." HIDDEN GEM: "Riccardo Trattoria (2119 N. Clark St., 773-549-0038; It's the most authentic Italian food. Riccardo himself is cooking in the open kitchen, and his wife makes the pasta in the morning. The zucchini flowers are ridiculous, and the bone-in veal Milanese is a favorite." AWESOME ARCHITECTURE: "I like the Art Deco style, like the Hard Rock Hotel and the Palmolive building." EVERY VISITOR TO CHICAGO SHOULD: "Take a helicopter tour and enjoy the city from above." ‒ Secret Source ‒ RINO BURDI Versace, and Chanel—to LASIK consultations and cancer screening. 2852 N. Halsted St., 773-549-1111; INTERMIX On-trend fashions from a curated selection of designers like Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang with locations in three of the city's hottest shopping districts: the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park's Armitage Avenue, and Bucktown. 40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; 841 W. Armitage Ave., 773-404-8766; 1633 N. Damen Ave., 773-292-0894; JAMES & SONS FINE JEWELERS The recipient of Hearts on Fire's 2016 Global Retailer of the Year award, this service-focused business features luxe watches, jewelry, diamonds, and engagement rings. 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; 15234 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, 708-226- 0800; 112 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, Indiana, 219-864-9090; JIMMY CHOO The footwear favorite has taken its place among its fellow fashion behemoths in the Gold Coast, settling into a gleaming new storefront on Oak Street. Shop the international icon's latest collections, from pumps, wedges, and boots for women to men's sneakers and dress shoes, plus bags, belts, and other luxe leather goods. 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; KAEHLER LUGGAGE Before embarking on a fall getaway, be sure to visit this expanded outfitter for the jet set, featuring a wide selection of luxury travel brands, from Tumi, Filson, and Rimowa to the boutique's own luxe Kaehler 1920, with duffels, briefcases, and accessories made with materials from Windy City-based Horween Leather. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Sixth Fl., 312-951-8106; LESTER LAMPERT Renowned for its stunning custom-made pieces crafted onsite by expert gemologists, this famed, family-owned Chicago jeweler has settle into a luxe, bilevel new 5,000-square- foot River North showroom with a watch gallery and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and design room. 7 E. Huron St., 312-944-6888; MARSHALL PIERCE & COMPANY With a legacy in watch- and clock- making dating back to 1880s Sweden, the Bern family's Chicago jewelry business adds serious sparkle to the Magnificent Mile with a broad-ranging selection of timepieces as well as bauble brands ranging from Oscar Heyman and Roberto Coin to Chicago's own Dana Rebecca Designs. 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-4299; MONCLER The ultimate in alpine-chic outerwear for men, women, and children, this France-founded, Italian-based brand features everything from luxe parkas, cardigans, and sweatshirts to shoes, luggage, scarves, and eyewear, all with the fashion label's signature outdoor- fabulous aesthetic. 33 E. Oak St., 312-361-8573; OXXFORD CLOTHES The only suit maker in the nation that tailors its custom garments by hand, this famous West Loop-based label has been a Chicago institution since its founding in 1916 by brothers Louis and Jacob Weinberg. 1220 W. Van Buren St., 312-829-3600; RAZNY JEWELRS One of Chicagoland's finest jewelry designers since 1951, this local institution recently opened an incredible new bilevel showroom in the heart of the Gold Coast on Oak Street. 109 E. Oak St., 312-663-8500; 1700 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, 847-432-5300; 37 S. Washington St., Hinsdale, 630-455-1900; 1501 W. Lake St., Addison, 630-932-4900; SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Top designer brands (from Fendi and Balmain to Stella McCartney) and of-the-moment fashions are on tap at this style-lover's paradise, an upscale institution since the 1920s. Seventh- floor restaurant Sophie's is a chic dining destination for lunching ladies and gents. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Spread out across six city blocks and comprising Italian mega-market Eataly plus 50 stores (think Nordstrom, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Stuart Weitzman, and more) and 20 restaurants, this is one of the Magnificent Mile's most primo shopping destinations. INSIDER TIP: Visitors who show their hotel room key at the Level 1 Concierge Services desk receive a Visitors Reward card featuring a variety of offers. 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-327-2300; VERSACE The ultimate Italian brand has returned to Chicago in this intimate bilevel space in the heart of the Gold Coast, where loyal customers can peruse the complete collection of Donatella Versace's latest runway creations. 933 N. Rush St. 312-445- 9750; The SOURCE: STYLE

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