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Everyone loves a good comeback story, and in a city that calls The Cubs home, we're no exception. After getting its glam thunder stolen lately by Rush Street—the younger, hipper shopping corridor with Adidas Originals, Intermix, and Marc Jacobs boutiques sprinkled along the way—it looks like Oak Street is finally making a well-deserved, major return to retail.
Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Barneys New York and the rest of the Oak mainstays will soon be rubbing elbows with five new luxurious merchants, all scheduled to open this season.
Just in time for big, shiny, puffy coat season in the city, designer ski wear brand Moncler (25 East Oak) will launch its third U.S. outlet. Expect lots of Gold Coast tots to resemble lil' TinTins and Madelines with apparel from French label Bonpoint (39 East Oak), and with Italian Jewelry house Pomellato (41 East Oak) and Chicago-based accessories designer Nakamol (51 East Oak), there will practically be a bling-off this gift-giving season. Luxe-casual label Vince (106 East Oak), known for their super soft cashmere everything and laid-back sportswear, will be taking over the former Chasalla space.
Looks like the only thing Chicagoans will have left to argue about is sports.—Chai Lee
· Solid Oak [CS Magazine, print only]?
· CS Magazine [Official Website]