UPDATE: As of January 2012, Trousseau is closed.
3543 N. Southport, (773)472-2727 [ratings]
Goods: Women’s lingerie, sleepwear, bathing suits, gifts. Designers: Marie Jo, Chantelle, Eberjey, Aubade, Simone Perele. Owner: A former investment banker, Christy Horton opened Trousseau to explore her passion for lingerie. Vibe: This girlie paradise—think pastel walls, deep red carpet and lacy window displays—has little nooks and corners devoted to different themes, from bridal gear to tropical bathing suits, and themed fitting rooms to match. Price Range: Moderate-Luxury. The Look: From mother of the bride to scandalous bridesmaid. Shopper’s Perks: The largest range of bra sizes in Chicago, from 30A to 44J, as well as fittings, a gift registry and a frequent bra buyer card to earn you discounts. They also host private bridal parties.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009