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Big news for SARCA lovers (and we know there's a lot of you): the boutique's owner Alexis Cozzini will open a new store next month. Called Citizen Stone, the loft-style showroom on Dayton Street is inspired by a fictional woman named, well, Stone. She loves to read, she loves to travel, and she's got a thing for all things techie and gourmet. In a nutshell: "Stone is your go-to aficionado on all things exceptional," says the press release.
The showroom will house jewelry and clothing as well as home furnishings, shoes, coffee table books, beauty products, and (would Stone have it any other way?) tech accessories. Inventory will come from labels such as Valentine Gauthier and Ben-Amun. (Never head of 'em? It's because they're not carried anywhere else in the city.) Cozzini hand-picked all the merchandise on buying trips to New York, Paris, Berlin, and North Carolina.
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on the weekends, the store will also offer personal and in-home shopping, wardrobe and closet consultations, and private events and trunk shows.
UPDATE: We just got word that SARCA will not reopen. According to her press rep, Cozzini has decided to expand her offerings to include home goods, beauty products, and other accessories, as well as shoes, clothes, and jewelry. So, think of Citizen Stone as SARCA 2.0, if you must, but it won't be SARCA's sister store.
· All Alexis Cozzini coverage [Racked Chicago]