1735 N. Damen, (773)227-3402, clothesmindedchicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: James Perse, Sanctuary, Design History and Kensie. Owner: A boutique owner for more than three decades, Sandy Horwitz relocated her casual clothes shop from Lakeview to Bucktown in its early retail days. The hip merchandise ranges from all-out casual to business-casual and includes handbags, hats and bath products. Vibe: With white shelves set against buttery hardwood floors and an uber-friendly, approachable staff, this no-frills boutique feels casual and inviting. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Comfy meets classic; you’re ready to order a cup of tea at Julius Meinl and kick back with the New York Times. Shopper’s Perks: End-of-season sales provide great discounts.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009