UPDATE: As of January 2012, Capri Dolce is closed.
1142 W. Taylor, (312)265-6647, capridolce.com [ratings]
Goods: Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Designers: More than 200 European-inspired designers are featured, including Ed Hardy, Grass, 575 Denim, Meltin’ Pot, Affliction and Sinful, as well as the store’s own Capri Dolce (Chicago Roma) red label. Owner: Marian Cotor brought her European style to University Village a little over three years ago. Vibe: Hip and trendy. In the heart of Little Italy, the influence can be seen in Italian flag murals and ‘Mafioso’ graffiti. Price Range: Inexpensive-Moderate. The Look: Rocker chic. Details like shredded sleeves, lace, jewels and gems give the clothes a serious edge. Shopper’s Perks: With their own tailor, Capri Dolce offers free alterations on jeans, saving you the hassle. You can find women’s dresses and tops for under $50.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009