1643 N. Damen, (773)862-4523, p45.com [ratings]
Goods: Clothing and accessories for women. Designers: Clothing by Jeffrey Monteiro, Inhabit, Humanoid, 3.1 Phillip Lim, MiH Jeans, VPL, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury; jewelry by Toki Collection. Owners: Original owners Tricia Tunstall and Jessica Darrow opened p.45 in 1997; the shop was one of the first boutiques on Damen Avenue. When Jessica left to pursue a life in nonprofit endeavors, Judy Yin Keller became Tricia’s junior partner. Vibe: Exposed brick walls, recycled rubber floors and steel table frames set a tranquil stage. The sales staff is personable, polite and never overbearing. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Effortless and eye-catching at the same time. A woman who knows her personal style. The pieces at p.45 feature impeccable craftsmanship, brilliant fits and fit the wearer to a tee. Shopper’s Perks: Onsite events range from book readings to roundtable discussions to trunk shows.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009