UPDATE: As of April 2009, Uri is now closed.
1445 N. Wells, (312)475-9002, uriboutique.com [ratings]
Goods: Clothing and a small selection of accessories for women. Designers: Heike Jarick, Ardistia; denim by Brown Label; coats by Mackage; bags by Gustto. Owner: Former stay-at-home mom Kim Woodward left the nest to return to her retail roots after she “got the courage to finally do it.” Vibe: The small room’s sparse decor, bright lighting, R&B beats and simple displays give the room a minimalist chic feel, but the elegant clothing will take your attention so fast, you’ll hardly be concerned about anything outside of the attire. Price Range: Expensive. The Look: Clothes that transition flawlessly from the office to dinner at Boka to drinks at Violet Hour. Uri is for the shopper who prefers a few perfect pieces rather than lots of almost-perfect ones. Shopper’s Perks: Woodward has the exclusive-in-Chicago on several designers, including Heike Jarick and Ardistia.