UPDATE: As of October 2009, Pivot has closed.
1101 W. Fulton Market, (312)243-4754, pivotboutique.com
Goods: Women’s clothing, bags and jewelry from eco-conscious labels. Designers: Stewart + Brown and Lara Miller are just a couple of the designers collected for the shop. Owner: Jessa Brinkmeyer left a career in fashion journalism when she saw the quality of material and design in green fashion. Vibe: Even the fixtures in the store are made from recycled materials, but Brinkmeyer refuses to sacrifice design. The “tree-hugger” shop has no problem fitting in with the hip stores and restaurants in the area. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Most of the clothing falls into the twist-on-a-basic category, which means hipsters, yuppies, hippies and preppies can all find something green to fit their wardrobe. Shopper’s Perks: Brinkmeyer is extremely knowledgeable about fabrics and production, and while entirely unpretentious, she is very willing to explain what makes a piece special.
UPDATED May 2009