3862 N. Lincoln, (773)404-5858, lulusbellekay.com [ratings]
Goods: Mint-condition evening gowns, party dresses, cocktail attire and accessories from the 1920s to 1980s. Designers: Oscar de la Renta, Halston, Dior, Iraj Moini, Bill Blass and Norell. Owner: Former Marshall Field’s personal shopper Laurie Demma-Davis has a knack for style and an impressive knowledge of fashion history. Vibe: Even if Frank Sinatra’s not streaming through the speakers, you’ll hear his voice emanating from the pink walls of this plush shop. Pearl-studded gowns, 1960s turban hats, 1940s beaded bags, Victorian taffeta skirts and leather gowns from the seventies keep company on the racks. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Cocktail party to black-tie ball. Perfectly paired with a dirty martini and a handsome young Kennedy. Shopper’s Perks: On-site alterations. A selection of untraditional wedding dresses.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009