3738 N. Southport, (773)549-2876, tulaboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s clothing with some jewelry, bags and accessories. Designers: Jarbo, Organic by John Patrick, Geren Ford, Majestic and Three Dots. Jewelry by Chan Luu, Alexis Bittar, Saundra Messinger and Danielle Welmond. Owner: Laura Westgate opened a Chicago outpost of her mother’s Michigan boutique. Vibe: You’ll feel like you’re stopping by a chic friend’s apartment: Enter the shop through a stairway and small hallway, then land in a well-appointed room housed in a vintage brownstone. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Perfectly polished with a hint of Parisian chic, and in-the-know about under-the-radar designers.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009