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A TRIO OF HIGH-PRO­FILE NEW STORE OPEN­INGS HAVE CHICAGO FASH­ION­ISTAS CHOMP­ING AT THE BIT FOR FALL.

Michigan Avenue - - CONTENTS - BY CHRISTINA CLE­MENTE

A trio of high-pro­file new store open­ings have lo­cal fash­ion­istas chomp­ing at the bit for fall.

Is there a bet­ter time to re­vamp your wardrobe than au­tumn? We think not. And this sea­son—from trendy wom­enswear to high-end moto jack­ets and hand­crafted watches— Chicagoans will have plenty of chic pieces to choose from.

Stylish women’s fash­ion house Aritzia has opened a sleek new Gold Coast lo­ca­tion (923 N. Rush St.; aritzia.com) that will serve as the new Chicago flag­ship and will fea­ture an ex­pan­sive as­sort­ment of de­signs. “We’re ex­cited to grow our pres­ence in Chicago,” says Founder and CEO Brian Hill of the 7,800-square-foot space, “es­pe­cially at such an iconic fash­ion lo­ca­tion as Rush Street.”

Two blocks away, Shi­nola is the place for cus­tom Amer­i­can-made time­pieces, mono­grammed ac­ces­sories, and more from the bur­geon­ing Detroit brand, whose new Gold Coast lo­ca­tion (1009 N. Rush St.; shi­nola.com) is dou­ble the size of its Buck­town shop. “Chicago is a very im­por­tant mar­ket for us,” says Shi­nola Pres­i­dent Jac­ques Pa­nis. “Man­u­fac­tur­ing is in the DNA here.”

Fur­ther from the Mag Mile, edgier types can opt for mo­tor­cy­cle jack­ets, leather shoes, and T-shirts from Schott NYC, which re­cently opened the doors to its first Chicago out­post (1509 N. Mil­wau­kee Ave., 773-7998250; schot­tnyc.com). “Chicago is the real deal,” en­thuses Ja­son Schott, COO and fourth-gen­er­a­tion leader of the 1913-es­tab­lished fam­ily biz. “Peo­ple here ap­pre­ci­ate qual­ity durable goods, and we want to give them a home base in the Mid­west to have ac­cess to our en­tire col­lec­tion.”

“CHICAGO IS THE REAL DEAL. PEO­PLE HERE AP­PRE­CI­ATE QUAL­ITY DURABLE GOODS.” —JA­SON SCHOTT

Wom­enswear fave

Aritzia de­buts a Rush Street flag­ship. ƥƞɵƭ: Wil­fred for Aritzia Ge­orgine knit top ($125).

Mid­west con­nec­tion:

Mo­tor City su­per­star Shi­nola is bring­ing its Amer­i­can-made watches (in­clud­ing the insta-clas­sic 47mm Run­well, $550, ƫƣơơƭ), bi­cy­cles, and leather goods to the Gold Coast.

Wicker Park gets a Wild One–jolt with Schott NYC’S first Chicago out­post. ƥƞɵƭ: Schott’s sig­na­ture mo­tor­cy­cle jacket, the clas­sic Per­fecto ($780–$820).

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