And now, the latest from Racked Chicago, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up...
GOLD COAST - For years, Marmot has been making quality outerwear and selling all over the world. Yet, the brand only has six stores and they tend to be in ski resort-y places like Aspen, Veil and Park City. We've learned that the brand has chosen Chicago for their seventh store.
RIVER EAST - Now that Art Chicago and NEXT aren't happening anymore, we welcomed the first ever EXPO to Navy Pier over the weekend. Opening night was the creme de la creme for showing off the finest Margiela, Rick Owens and Rodarte that collectors could shake a stick at.
GOLD COAST - The latest collaboration to catch our eye isn't between a designer and a designer but a design house and a hotel. The Park Hyatt has invite Bottega Veneta up to the 17th floor to install an impeccably furnished Lake Suite. It's a muted palette and oh, so luxurious with materials you'd die to touch. Spoiler alert: the bed's headboard is.... woven leather.
LINCOLN PARK - Last weekend, over 3,000 philanthropic Chicagoans descended upon the industrial district on the North Branch of the Chicago River for the 21st annual Green Tie Ball. There were flowy frocks and top hats and lots of green.