UPDATE: As of October 2009, Hejfina is closing.
1529 N. Milwaukee, (773)772-0002, hejfina.com
Goods: Men and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, art and architecture books, custom-designed furniture and home accessories. Designers: Engineered Garments, Vena Cava, Isabel Marant, Bruce, Band of Outsiders and Robert Geller. Owner: Heiji Black turned her back on the consulting world to open this lifestyle boutique. Vibe: The front looks like your chicest friend’s living room, the back like his or her closet. Clean, simple and modern, with background Bob Dylan for some sonic comfort. The laidback staff is there to help, but content to let you do your own thing as well. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Sleek. Elegant. Obsessed with modern, innovative design. Perfect gear for a Friday night gallery opening followed by dinner at Blackbird. Shopper’s Perks: Hejfina is a big supporter of Chicago’s art community, playing host to art-related events including collaborations and drawing parties.
UPDATED May 2009