3309 N. Clark, (773)477-1414, hubbahubbachicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Tops by Michael Stars, jeans by Red Engine and Level 99, jackets and sweaters by Tulle, sweaters by Free People and dresses by Hype, Voom, Weston Wear, JWLA, Lily and Bailey 44. Not to mention purses by Big Buddha, Deux Lux, Maruca and Chinese Laundry; and jewelry by La Vie Parisienne and Liquid Metal. Owner: Julie Schneider opened Hubba Hubba in 1988, with the aim of creating a unique atmosphere filled with romantic outfits. Vibe: A sunny, dress-heavy boutique, bursting with ribbons. The fragrance from loose rose potpourri travels throughout the shop. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Classy-romantic, headed to a high-school reunion or friend’s wedding. Shopper’s Perks: Shoppers sign up on their Web site and receive a loyalty card, which entitles the bearer to ten-percent off all the time. Even better–with your card, get twenty-percent off during your birthday month.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009