Here are the latest style bites from Curbed's shopping blog, Racked Chicago.
OLD TOWN—The owner of Roam boutique, Mallory Ulaszek, fills us in on her swanky new store. She also highlights some gotta-have-em finds—including a pony-hair coat and a diamond eternity ring—and tells us why mojitos are key.
EVERYWHERE— Can Etsy's Chicago-based sellers be called "local businesses?" Kinda sorta, finds Racked contributor Tori Telfer.
EVERYWHERE—Prepping for some party-hopping this weekend? Best read this before springing for a hostess gift. Local bartender Sarah Mengoni tells us where to get reds for wino, sparkling wine for anyone, and liqueur for day drinking.
GOLD COAST—SK-II has a brand new beauty counter at Bloomingdale's, and if you're serious about skincare, you'd better pop by. The counter has products (for men and women) that contain a secret Japanese ingredient called "Pitera." Product reps claim it's the secret key to crystal clear skin.