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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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The SOURCE: STYLE WHO: Wardrobe stylist whose clients include Chance the Rapper (whitney HOME 'HOOD: "I stay in the pocket neighborhood of Ravenswood Gardens, on the Northwest Side. I love that it's off the radar and walking distance from my favorite thrift stores." GO-TO SPOT: "Pizza Art Cafe (4658 N. Rockwell St., 773-539-0645;, a cozy little BYOB Italian spot with heaping plates of incredible pasta, bruschetta on pita bread, and a dish called Lasagna 'ART' that you just have to experience." HIDDEN GEM: Open Books Pilsen (905 W. 19th St., 312-243-9776; "I love this spot for picking up used reads, and prices are insanely low. Every sale directly ben- efits their ongoing literacy programs for children in the city." ARCHITECTURAL INSPO: "I've always been a sucker for the Marina Towers (290 N. State St.)— they're just so unique and so very '60s. If I ever get a downtown pied-à-terre, it'll be there." PLANS FOR FALL: "I plan to dedicate more of my time to mentorship and education programs for young Chicagoans. I love what Social Works (social and My Favorite Outfit ( are doing to help youth arts programs." FALL FASHION ESSENTIAL: "An amazing jacket for every temperature change. This season I'm all about '80s silhouettes: sharp, over- sized shoulders by Balenciaga or real-deal vintage jackets from Kokorokoko (1323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-6996;" ‒ Secret Source ‒ WHITNEY MIDDLETON 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 Road, Orland Park, 708-226-0800; 112 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, Indiana, 219-864-9090; JIMMY CHOO The fine footwear favorite has taken its place among its fellow fashion behemoths in the Gold Coast, settling into a gleaming storefront on Oak Street. Shop the international icon's latest collec- tions, from pumps, sandals, wedges, and boots for women to men's sneakers and dress shoes, plus bags, belts, and other elegant leather goods and accessories. 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; LESTER LAMPERT Renowned for its stunning custom-made pieces crafted on-site by expert gemologists, this famed family-owned Chicago jeweler welcomes an A-list clientele to its luxe bilevel, 5,000-square-foot River North showroom boasting 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 watch- and clock-making heritage dating back to 1880s Sweden, the Bern family's Chicago jewelry business adds serious sparkle to the Magnificent Mile with a broad-ranging collection of timepieces, as well as bauble brands including Oscar Heyman, Roberto Coin, and 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 French brand, now based in Italy, features everything from luxurious parkas, cardigans, and sweatshirts to shoes, luggage, scarves, and eyewear, all with the 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 broth- ers Louis and Jacob Weinberg. 5635 S. Archer Ave., Unit 2, 312- 829-3600; 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. The seventh-floor restaurant, Sophie's, is a chic dining destination for lunching ladies and gents. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799- 5211; VERSACE The ultimate Italian brand has returned to Chicago in an intimate bilevel space in the middle of the Gold Coast action, where loyal customers can peruse every one of Donatella Versace's latest runway creations. 933 N. Rush St., 312-445-9750; BEAUTY & FITNESS BARRY'S BOOTCAMP The international fitness phenom- enon brings its full-body workout experience to Chicago with a megastudio in River North (at 7,000 square feet, its largest in the world) and a just-opened location in the heart of Lincoln Park. 9 W. Erie St., 312-202-0840; 1937 N. Halsted St., 773-857-0901; BROOKLYN BOULDERS Reach new heights at this 25,000- square-foot rock-climbing center in the West Loop, which draws both amateur and veteran enthusi- asts of bouldering, auto-belay, rappelling, top-roping, and lead climbing. Yoga classes, a weight room, and a workspace with free Wi-Fi round out the offerings. 100 S. Morgan St., 312-268-0002; CHUAN SPA In the posh Langham Hotel, just north of the Chicago River, this premier spa offers a complete menu of treatments, from massages to scrubs and body wraps. For summer, try the Neroli Blossom Sensory Experience, an 80-minute treatment featuring a eucalyptus-infused foot cleansing ritual and a lymphatic dry-brush technique followed by a massage. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7650; 154 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN ALLEN LAMB

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