UPDATE: As of January 2012, B Boutique is closed.
1117 W. Armitage, (773)665-1102, b-chicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing, jewelry and scarves. Designers: Tennille White, Courtney Washington, Animale, Lauren Lein, Alice Berry and jewelry by Lilian Cartwright , Madeline Rabb and Michelle Duster. Owner: After she retired as a civil-rights lawyer, owner Barbara Phillips opened the shop so that she and her friends would have a place where they could enjoy shopping. Vibe: Open, friendly and informative. Bright yellow walls add a playful feel, while jewelry displays around the store add sparkle. Price Range: Moderate-Luxury. The Look: Fancy, fashionable and elegant, tailored especially for women 35 and over. Ready to look fabulous for any red carpet or special events. Shopper’s Perks: Shoppers can sometimes indulge in mango margaritas or espresso while perusing the displays. The store features many local designers.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009