UPDATE: As of January 2012, Aberle is closed.
1101 W. Webster, (773)477-1101
Goods: Shoes, bags and jewelry for women. Designers: Shoes and boots by Loeffler Randall, Fiorentini + Baker and Jean-Michel Cazabat; jewelry by Andrea Fohrman; bags by 49 Square Miles, Rebecca Minkoff and Katherine Kwei. Owner: With years of retail experience under her belt, Kira Price found the time was right to open her own shop. Vibe: Classic and rich. Dark wood, Persian rugs, deep purple walls, chocolate-brown ottomans and tin ceilings provide simple accompaniment to shoes with the same minimalist aesthetic. A small shelf provides coloring books and a Mr. Potato Head for the little ones. Price Range: Expensive. The Look: A swank store opening event followed by dinner at Table Fifty-Two and drinks at Zed451. Shopper’s Perks: Price has a cabinet full of wine and glasses, and provides refreshments to weary shoppers. She and manager Joy Koziol also offer closet consultation, personal-shopping services and can play host to shopping parties and events.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009