ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 2 - Late Spring

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A chic saddle bag is the perfect companion for an outdoor jaunt in the Windy City this spring. Ralph Lauren ($1,250). 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; // need it now // SADDLE UP! Michael Kors ($795). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-587-3600; Jil Sander ($1,820). 48 E. Oak St., 312-335-0006; Chloé ($1,950). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642- 5900; Tory Burch ($550). 45 E. Oak St., 312-280-0010; DOUBLE VISION Since 2010, online retailer Warby Parker has been bringing easy style to the bespectacled with its mission-based buy/donate model. Now, the eyewear company is debuting a permanent brick-and-mortar store in Lincoln Park, where Chicagoans can try and buy sunwear and optical styles, like the new Basso collection featuring contrasting frames. 837 W. Armitage Ave., 773-341-1890; SHINY AND NEW Bling alert: Family-owned Marshall Pierce & Company, one of Chicago's ultimate resources for jewelry and luxury timepieces, will open an expanded location on Michigan Avenue to show - case collections by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ivanka Trump, and Mikimoto in addition to its own line of baubles. 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-372-2415; 2 Blazing the Trail MARIE WHITNEY LAUNCHES A STOREFRONT FOR ONLINE RETAIL LINE TWO PENNY BLUE. Founded by local fashionista Marie Whitney in 2012 as an online retailer of fitted, Technicolor blazers, Two Penny Blue has now launched a studio and shop in Lakeview featuring those signature pieces plus a curated selection of made-in-the-USA bags, jewelry, accessories, and home goods. "I wanted to give our customers a unique touch point with the brand and the opportunity to see the craftsmanship and fit of our jackets," says Whitney of the shop, which is open all day Friday and Saturday and by appointment the rest of the week. With every jacket purchased, the company donates a uniform to an African schoolgirl. This spring, look for nautical styles and black and white blazers as the brand launches a trunk show series with emerging designers who share a philanthropic mission. 3738 N. Southport Ave., 872-802-0158; MA for him debut Jeff Burkard, CEO and lead designer of the West Loop-based menswear line Boga, is evolving the brand with a softer, lighter palette for spring. "When developing a new line, I always design around the colors and textures found in nature," says Burkard. The label's new collection features a vibrant mix of cool and warm tones, layering aqua blues beneath crushed berry and saturated citrus hues. "The line is both masculine and fresh," notes Burkard of the collection, which fea- tures luxe fabrics like merino wool. 133 N. Jefferson St., 5th fl., 312-801-8662; Boga's dress shirts come in spring-ready colors such as brandied apricot (SHOWN). 1 // GR AND OPENINGS // LOOK NATUR AL 40 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM STYLE Spotlight

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