UPDATE: As of January 2012, Chasalla has closed.
106 E. Oak, (312)640-1940, chasallafashion.com [ratings]
Goods: Clothing and accessories for men and women. Designers: Valentino, Gaultier, Versace Jeans Couture, D&G by Dolce & Gabbana and Just Cavalli by Roberto Cavalli. Owner: Marc Engel stocks goods from the younger, slightly-more-affordable lines of high-end designers. Vibe: Minimalist, yet cozy. The simple interior gives the clothes some extra showcase room, while the friendly staff adds an extra dose of warmth. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: These style-philes may not be making their millions yet, but they’re not going to let a little thing like money stand between themselves and the runway. Shopper’s Perks: The pieces at Chasalla aren’t going to be found at your local department store; these items are fashion forward and straight from the runway.
UPDATED May 2009