1659 N. Damen, (773)489-0101, shopriley.com
Goods: Clothing and accessories for women and men. Designers: L.A. Made, Seven For All Mankind, Michael Stars, Penguin, French Connection, Tulle, Hudson. Owner: Stephanie Riley, who’s been in retail since she was thirteen years old, and named her boutique after her journalist father. Vibe: Calm, neutral hues and hardwood floors let an uncluttered vibe prevail despite a wall covered in newspapers and scripts from Stephanie’s father. Price Range: Moderate. The Look: Modern classics and easy separates are perfect for Friday-night happy hours at any local watering hole. Shopper’s Perks: New merchandise arrives every week, so shopping’s always a surprise.
UPDATED JANUARY 2012