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Are Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Rag & Bone, and Ben Sherman Opening Stores in and Around the Gold Coast?

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Fashion insiders in this town have been gabbing about an impending major retail invasion some time soon in and around the Gold Coast hood—and luckily, we’re in on the privy. Rumor has it that several high-end designers are hunting high and low for storefronts specifically on Oak Street, Rush Street, and Michigan Avenue.

A trusted Racked informant recently spotted reps from the Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana camp, scouting for space and perhaps testing out the Midwest feng shui for a potential Chicago flagship.

Dior has been eyeing on the storefront wedged in between Moncler and Hermes on Oak Street. If they do move in, let’s hope they keep the dramatic spiral staircase inside left over by previous tenant, Barneys New York.

Kim Kardashian toe-breaker Christian Louboutin is considering a space on Rush Street for his Chicago shoe lounge.

Rag and Bone and Ben Sherman are reportedly talking about setting up shop somewhere downtown. — Chai Lee
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