869 N. Larrabee, (312)202-0012, shophavilah.com [ratings]
Goods: Clothing, accessories and a small selection of shoes for women. Designers: Dresses and tops by Madison Marcus, Black Halo, Yumi Kim, Amanda Uprichard, Zimmermann, Elizabeth & James, Rory Beca and Rebecca Taylor; shoes and boots by Frye and Dolce Vita; jewelry by Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow; and handbags by J.J. Winters. Owner: Rachel Kim fulfilled a life-long dream by opening the type of boutique where she’d like to shop. Vibe: The simple color scheme here—hot pink and black—coupled with elaborate chandeliers give the room a sophisticated feel while allowing the bright, colorful clothing to take your attention. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Forever 21 meets Neiman Marcus. Havilah stocks uber-feminine gear that ranges from trend-of-the-moment to classic pieces that will eternally live in your closet. Perfect for both the gal who can’t spend too much on a dress for Friday night and the one who is looking for a chic coat that will last for many winters to come. Shopper’s Perks: The consistent sale section here ensures you can nearly always score a discounted, must-have piece.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009