1167 W. Madison, (312)226-6677, shop2sisters.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Lulu Via, Sugar Lips, The Ark, Shulami, Lucca and denim by Vigoss. Owners: Sisters Gina O’Donnell and Elaina Bonacci opened up a Chicago outpost of their successful Park Ridge boutique. Setting up shop in the exciting, up-and-coming Near West neighborhood was a no-brainer. Vibe: Friendly and totally unpretentious. Gina and Elaina’s clientele include many regulars (they amazingly remember names and client info), and the owners are often heard conversing with customers about family and work while helping them pick out a gorgeous leather clutch. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: No loud patterns or complicated detailing here. Instead you’ll find pieces that catch the eye with their flattering cuts rather than their bright colors or added extras. Shopper’s Perks: Sign up on their Web site to receive info on their sporadic, any-occasion sales.
UPDATED May 2009