2108 N. Damen, (773)278-6150, robinrichman.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Designers: Complex Geometries, Anett Rostel, Marc Le Bihan, Gary Graham; shoes by Marsèll. Owner: After studying textiles at the School of the Art Institute and traveling and studying her way through Mexico, Robin Richman owned a handmade knitting business before opening her eponymous boutique. Vibe: A spacious boutique with an artsy feel. In an upstairs studio, the staff makes hand-sewn accessories that are sold in the shop. Price Range: Luxury. The Look: Heavily textured and layered, dressed for a midnight art party. Shopper’s Perks: Regular customers receive the VIP treatment, with email contests, surprise sales and a multitude of events.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009