1921 N. Damen, (773)276-9888; 520 N. Kingsbury, (773)276-3888 shopverucasalt.com [ratings]
Goods: Dresses, sweaters, accessories, bags and shoes for women. Designers: Frenzy!, Susana Monaco, Rachel Pally, Hudson, 7 for All Mankind, T-bags, Kier & J, Hudson Jeans, James Jeans; shoes from Sam Edelman. Owner: Fashion wholesaler Amber Warren took her style knowledge into a new venue by opening this Bucktown boutique. Vibe: A California-inspired boutique with clean lines, neutral décor and an enormous crystal chandelier on the floor. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: The goods here can go both ways: Hipster with a fun streak, ready to head for drinks at Hopleaf or chic and shiny, sipping a dirty martini and talking about politics at Landmark. Shopper’s Perks: Warren debuted her jam-packed Web site this year, so you can score that super- cute dress from the comfort of your couch.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009
Near North location