UPDATE: As of May 2009, Entendre Couture has closed.
1022a W. Armitage, (773)248-1022, entendrecouture.com
Goods: Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Howe, Converse by John Varvatos, Penguin, Ingwa, Melero, Catherine Malandrino, Alice + Olivia, Milly, Black Halo; denim by Chip & Pepper; accessories by Citrine by the Stones and Kenneth Jay Lane. Owner: Dina Mansur left a corporate job to open the Lincoln Park boutique in 2006. Her mission? To offer new-to-Chicago fashion and personalized service for ladies and gents. Vibe: Dark wood floors, crisp white walls, large mirrors and an elegant chandelier create a chic shopping environment; a down-to-earth and gregarious staff dispels any couture creepiness. Price Range: Expensive. The Look: Tailored, eye-catching European style. Perfect apparel for a weekend in Paris or a fashion event in the city. Shopper’s Perks: Entendre offers hard-to-find items that set its shoppers apart from the tired-trend crowd. Personalized service makes shopping here feel luxurious.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2008