NOTE: Kachi Bachi is closed as of May 2009
2041 N. Damen, (773)645-8640, kachibachi.com
Goods: Women’s clothing; artisan jewelry, bedding home items. Designers: The store represents several South American designers including Brazilian line Patachou, Chilean lines Tacklers and Amen and jewelry from Amazonian artisans. Owner: After studying fashion design in Chile, Claudia Pareja-Majano relocated to Chicago, where she worked first as a seamstress and then for a clothing designer before opening her own store. Vibe: A seamstress’ bedroom, with a sumptuous bed dominating the store and a shelf full of pillows, fabrics and sewing tools against one wall. The renowned-for-fabulous-home-items store also carries unique women’s clothing. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Feminine, flowing and glinting with shiny details, the look could be spotted supporting the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Shopper’s Perks: You can customize almost anything here, from bedding to curtains, or call in the big guns for in-home space planning and color studies consultations.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2008