2019 W. Division, (773)952-7551
Goods: Womenswear and accessories. Designers: Daughters of the Revolution, Battalion, Twinkle by Wenlan and White + Warren. Owner: Jana Zacek, a recent transplant from New York, has delighted the Windy City with her spot-on styles. Vibe: This recently opened boutique on Division Street is trendy and upbeat without being obnoxious. The light-drenched space is open and garments are well-spaced for browsing on the racks. Mirrors abound and the dressing rooms are framed with black fringe curtains. Zacek is so genuinely friendly and easy to talk to, you could easily spend ages hanging out in the store. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Chic, urban and fresh. Mulberry & Me stocks Zoa NY’s loose tees and denim-style leggings for the hipster crowd who hold court in the area; but the store also accommodates the girliest of shoppers with demure dresses and cute shifts. It’s like shopping in your two best friends’ closets. Shopper’s Perks: Zacek has a knack for finding items that are nearly identical in look to the season’s best trends, but at half the price.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009