2035 N. Damen, (773)489-1311, roslynboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: Nicholas K, Elizabeth and James, Steven Alan, Demy Lee, Loeffler Randall. Owner: Former clothing buyer and merchandiser Roslyn Dulyapaibul’s Bucktown boutique focuses on up-and-coming designers out of New York and LA. Vibe: Clothing is divided by designer, and a framed bio hangs next to each rack, giving the room an art-gallery feel, while a comfy couch and paint-splattered chairs add a dose of cozy living room. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Clean, simple pieces that flatter the frame. Comfortable yet sophisticated. Dinner at Publican, followed by drinks at The Wit. Shopper’s Perks: Individuality. Many of the designers carried here are exclusive in Chicago to Roslyn. Dulyapaibul also orders no more than four of each piece, and brings in new items every three weeks or so.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009