I live at the beach in Southern California and if you’ve spent anytime along the water you know it gets cold at night. Well, on most nights I opt for my winter coat which I proudly purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco (it can get windy in the city). Tres Chic is all I have to say! The other day I was walking Rocky, my yorkie and my girlfriend who is from Chicago said to me, you think you’re in Chicago (LOL).
Perhaps wearing a winter coat in sunny California is a fashion “Don’t” but this girl loves to keep warm. Funny because I haven’t spent much time in Chicago so I decided to reach out to of Chicago Fashionista/Style Writer herself Nicki Brashear to learn “What to Wear & Where to Shop in the Windy City.”
Don’t be surprised when I tell you I’m on a flight from LAX to O’hare Airport. You’ll know where to find me.
Ungenita Katrina Prevost
Windy City Shopping
By: Nicki Brashear
Chicago widely recognized as the “Windy City” is famous for being near the beautiful Lake Michigan, extraordinary landscape and parks, architecture that hosts prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects and of course Michigan Avenue known as the ”Magnificent Mile”.
Michigan Avenue is a sprawling six blocks of the worlds finest shopping. Fashion houses including Armani, Chanel, Gucci, Fendi and Prada to major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. In between these powerhouses, we can shop Barneys New York, Escada, Tiffany’s, Cartier and Salvatore Ferragamo.
But Chicago is also legendary for emerging designers such as Borris Powell, Shernett Swaby and Lesley Timpe. They are located in boutiques throughout Chicago neighborhoods scattered in between homes and restaurants. Marc Jacobs and Nanette Lepore are thrown in the mix next to trendy boutiques such as Stitch and Tangerine to make shopping a breeze.
This is what makes Chicago shopping unique and satisfying because you will always be sure to find something you are looking for or something you didn’t know you needed.
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By: Nicki Brashear proprietor of FashionistaChicago.blogspot.com stylist/writer/fashionista