UPDATE: As of October 2009, Verse Chicago has closed, with plans to reopen in the West Loop in the spring of 2010.
1821 W. North, (773)486-4434, versechicago.com [ratings]
Goods: Men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. Designers: Ginger Goff, Martinez Valero and Via Uno for shoes; and Anna Fong, Bill Tornade, Vintage and Something Else by Natalie Wood for clothing. Owner: Having recently taken over the store, new owner Kortnee Doss has big plans for the store. Vibe: Doss remodeled the boutique with a more polished look of dark wood, a black-and-white palate and old family photos. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: European. A travel-savvy shopper whose wardrobe boasts bits from Spain, London, Europe, Sweden and France . Shopper’s Perks: New designers are encouraged to showcase their work every Thursday night from 5pm to 7pm. Doss also has deals in the works for a Fair Trade program with the Peace Corps.
UPDATED May 2009