1933 N. Damen, (773)276-7645, shernettswaby.com [ratings]
Goods: Women’s apparel and handbags. Designer: Project Runway Canada contestant Shernett Swaby is the creative force behind the fabulous lace and pleated pieces found here. Owner: Swaby runs the show as well, showcasing her own work as a “fashion artist.” Vibe: Calming and serene. The pretty flowers, white accents and light music make for a peaceful complement to the pretty, elegant designs. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: Romantic – Swaby’s designs are made for the modern-day Juliet. Shopper’s Perks: Individuality–Swaby makes sure not to look at the collections of other designers so she can keep her work fresh and unique.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009