2252 N. Clark, (773)477-4537, panachechicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Clothing and accessories for women. Designers: Chan Luu, Bailey 44, Equestrian, Sarah Pacini. Owner: Lynne Barnett’s boutique has been a Lincoln Park staple for twenty-five years. Vibe: Detailed silver molding around the doors and mirrors is elegantly classic, while modern touches—like a leopard-print blanket on an ottoman—bring a contemporary vibe. Clothing and accessories decorate the room in a delightfully cluttered manner, inspiring new pairing and wardrobe ideas. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Panache is filled with clothing that is working-woman chic, and mixes modern trends with classic must-haves. Shoppers here are always tailored and appropriate (but decked with fun accessories), and can move from work to dinner to home and look classy the whole way. Shopper’s Perks: In impossible-to-park Lincoln Park, Panache provides one-stop shopping. You’ll find outfits here that are perfect for everything from work to play to wedding.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009