UPDATE: As of January 2012, The Daisy Shop has closed.
67 E. Oak, 6th floor, (312)943-8880, daisyshop.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s couture resale clothing and accessories. Designers: Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Carolina Herrera, Jil Sander, Yves Saint Laurent, and all significant others; purses by Chanel, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moschino, Bottega Veneta, Corem Rose, and others; vintage costume jewelry by Kramer, Weiss, Eisenberg, Kenneth Jay Lane, Schreiner, and others.
Owner: Barbara Nell founded the shop fifteen years ago. Vibe: Tucked away on the sixth floor of an Oak Street deco high-rise, the store feels like a well-organized fashion archive; the knowledgeable staff act like designer docents. Expect to find vintage and current couture garments, estate costume jewelry, hats, belts and handbags. Price Range: Moderate for couture, the prices are what the staff refers to as a “relative bargain.” Shopper’s Perks: Everything in stock is authenticated. Join the Daisy Fresh Pix club to receive flyers about newly arrived designer merchandise before it hits the Web.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009