And now, for your weekly feeding of shopping, style and retail intelligence from the sidewalks on upward we turn to Racked Chicago, your essential guide on where to spend it.
WICKER PARK—In a prominent Ranquist building on Division just west of Damen, Chicago-based designer Carl Dahlstedt opened to the public. Earlier in the week we got a little preview of the space and the collection and today is their first day being open for business. So many attributes to the shop are spot on - we think this one is here to stay.
GOLD COAST—Sporty Spice rejoice! Oak Street is gettin' a dose of one-part Japanese avant-garde, and one-part Adidas. This week we got to go inside the brand spankin' new Y-3 store as they were finishing construction to see some of the merchandise before anyone else. Join us backstage for a look at some of the greatest textures and materials at a store soon to be the star of Oak.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE—Luxe-unique and vintage eyewear boutique, Only one year old, Labrabbit Optics is throwing themselves a birthday party / sale / art installation event. The invite they sent us makes it sound pretty crazy - which means we'll be there.